Re: Tire size for 97 F250 4X4?
The stock Firestone Steeltrash (235/85-16 E load) I got 40K out of them. I replaced them with Cooper LTs (265/75-16 D load) got 47K out of them. I went with the same Cooper tire. I had no complaints about the Coopers, and they are made in the USA. The load difference is 42lbs between each tire. If you don't handle heavy loads, the Ds will ride better.
'97 Black F250HD,XLT, SC, LB, 4x4, D66, Punisher Trans with Precision Converter, Dana 60, 3.55LS, built 12/97, 3"-4" DP, Bilstein 5125s, VDO EGT, Trans Temp, and Boost gauges, Hellwig rear swaybar, CA fuel regulator, 4" Exhaust-Straight piped,FORD AIC, welded EBPV, B&M Transpan,, Joe Servo IDM, MAP sensor mod, RSK w/ "V" & "F" code SD springs, Hydroboost conversion, replacement 38 gal rear tank, Swamp's Baby Hybrids, Jonathan Jones Tunes, CJC Traction blocks, 227K