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Are Bigger Tires Better?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by homey1, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. homey1

    homey1 Member
    Messages: 37

    I need new tires for my F250. The I am running 285/75 16's now and likethe extra size over stock 265's. I hear Cooper Discoverer M+S are the best but the dont make the bigger 285 that I want. Is the 265 better for my moderate plowing needs or there much difference? Any recommendations for a good 285 that plows well?
    Thanks!
     
  2. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    For moderate plowing you probably wont notice much difference. actually bigger isnt really better, taller and narrow is good. a 255 85 is a good size if you want a pretty tall tire. dont know what fits well on a ford or what width rims you have?
     
  3. biltritecon

    biltritecon Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I have a 01 F350 diesel with stock 265/75 but when im plowing i go to a steel rim with 235/85, narrow is the best way to go.
     
  4. DodgeBlizzard

    DodgeBlizzard Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Less tire surface that meets the pavement = more pounds per square inch = more traction. At least that's what my cooper tire dealer explained to me.