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Old 11-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What Size Nitto's????

Hey guys. So I'm looking to run some bigger tires on my 97 F250 without doing anything crazy. The front end was leveled a few years back and the truck had 285/75/r16 michelins on it. Shortly after I go t the truck from my dad the tires were switched to 265/75/r16 Falken's. Now that the truck is ready for another set I would really like to put 305/75/r16 Nitto Terra Grappler tires on the stock alcoas. I know that its not recommended but I have seen other guys running even larger tires. My question is, will they fit? I don't want to shell out the cash for them and then turn it into a night mare with either buying more tires or trying to lift the truck in a pinch. I wouldn't be opposed to running the same tire in a 285 or 295, but I really like the fat tire look. I also do some towing with the truck, will I feel negative effects from going with a slightly larger tire?
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anybody running a 315 75 r16 on their truck?
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I ran those on my wifes f-350 crew 4x4 powerstroke and we had to put on a front pumper extender so they wouldnt rub, thats all.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, how far out?. And I think the f250's might sit just low enough they might not fit. Looking for someone who has these on a 250.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Does Nitto offer a 235/85-16? I doubt it as that's one of them oddball tires pretty much only run from 1982 to 1997 on trucks from the factory. 230 million trucks with this size tire from the factory, they would not think of offering it I suppose. Surprise, 235/85-16 fits without building the bumpers out with chewing gum ect.
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Hey guys, I'm trying to figure out if these rims I found on Craigslist will fit my truck. The bolt pattern is right but I'm wondering about their width. And what back spacing/offset should I be looking for with a stock height F-250?Nitto Terra Grapplers AT w/ Pro Comp Wheels
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did you notice a power differnce between the 285's and 265's? Im running 295 nittos on the stock rims on my 96 with a levalling kit, they rub the springs and full steering lock but not bad.
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did you notice a power differnce between the 285's and 265's? Im running 295 nittos on the stock rims on my 96 with a levalling kit, they rub the springs and full steering lock but not bad.
I just went from 285's back to 265's and I could tell a difference.

Enough of a difference where I probably won't go back to the 285's even though the truck looked better with them.

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Good to know thanks
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I had the Nitto Terra Grapplers in 295/75-16 on factory wheels. They didnt last no time. The best all around tire so far for me has been the BFG All Terrain AT KO's. I had a set of BFG Mud Terrains in 255/85-16 on another truck that did not get driven much. I was afraid of them dry rotting so I put them on and they didnt last any time either, tehy didnt like the TTB front end. I am getting ready to buy Toyo Open Country II in 295/75-16 for $192 with a 50,000 tread warranty. BFG's are @$240. Hope that helps with your decision.
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