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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-02-2005, 07:59 AM
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Re: Tire size for 97 F250 4X4?

Hey Bud... well here in British Columbia you dance a fine wire in tires for winter. Just purchased a set of BFGoodrich tires for winter very with the resultes (235/85/16-E) for winter I see as being the cats A$$..... narrow... put more PSI to the pavemtnt for worse driving conditions... summer and fall I have a set of BFG 35. 12.5 16.5 mounted on rims... biggest differnce is sidewall flex... carrying heavy loads.. gotta watch the corners... stock tire size.... no worries.... hauled a load for my father last fall..we thought it wad 3800 pounds... turns out it was almost 5600 pounds Stock size tires made a large differnce in the feel of tire "roll over"... my opnion is alot of fella's run larger tire for the truck will handle it... but all depends on feel for yourself.... stock tires are pretty rigid in comparison when it comes to larger rubber. Just my 2 Cents Canadian.... hahaha



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I run the tires in my sig. They are fantastic in snow/ice
conditions and the rain. They have an "E" rating due to the weight
I tow. I've had them for about 1 1/2 years and would buy them
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1997 F250 HD PSD 4x4 OR Auto 3.55LS CC SRW SWB 265x75x16 Michelin LTX DP 211K mi.; Ford AIC; Fuel milege; 20.3 mpg @ 70 mph. 12.5 mpg pulling my boat,12.5K, along two lane rural roads. A number of mods ordered from DaleI. Nice round replacement DP. FS2500 by-pass oil filter installed. Fumoto drain valve. Tymar Intake installed! HX mod from Tymar installed. TFI fillneck kits installed. Auto-Rx cleaner in engine & transmission done. Switched from Rotella dino to Rotella synthetic. Amsoil 5W-30 Series 3000 installed!
FS-2500 Bypass filter installed. CD Changer
Velvet rides installed. Joe Servo IDM mod was installed. Replaced with Swamps HV/HF IDM! Rear air lift springs. 4" exhaust installed all the back from DP and bye bye Kitty.
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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.

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