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Tire size difference?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Timbercrk1, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. Timbercrk1

    Timbercrk1 Member
    Messages: 63

    I have 265 75 16E on my f350 now. What negatives would there be if I ran 245 75 16's. E rating. Would there b any? Just loosing width of the tire?
     
  2. BoulderBronco

    BoulderBronco Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    Not really any adverse affects. Your not losing and width of the tire as that number is the 75. What you would be losing is the diameter. What it will do, if you even notice, is make your truck feel more powerful. But I am a firm believer in the bigger tire the better for plowing. I plow with 37"x12.5" tires and never get stuck and have zero problems going through 2+ feet of snow. I would recommend staying with what you have or going a bit bigger, not smaller.
     
  3. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    37"s ??? thats gotta be a bitchin looking rig you gotta share some pics of that. :redbounce
     
  4. shanta74

    shanta74 Member
    Messages: 72

    the 265 is the width in milimeters and the 75 is the aspect ratio witch is 75% of the width so the tire will be a little narrower and just a little bit smaller.
     
  5. miracle

    miracle Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I put 285 x 75 16 on my 99 super duty I am happy with it.
     
  6. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989


    I run 235 85 16 in the Winter. Much better. No downfalls.
     
  7. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I agree with Gicon. I've always thought the skinnier the tire the better it does in snow because the weight of the truck is not dispurced as much. I've seen guys that get stuck with mid size tires like 33s and 35s. I have no idea about the 37s, I bet they look cool no matter what!
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    A 245/75/16 is what is on my truck for the winter. Better traction for plowing and when on the road the tires don't hydroplain or what ever you call it. I also agree with Gicon and FTO.
     
  9. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I actually have a set of 245 85 16 BF Goodrich All Terrains that I used last winter only, and would sell them tomorrow and go get a set of 235 85 16's. The more ground pressure the better the traction.
     
  10. shanta74

    shanta74 Member
    Messages: 72

    when i got my jeep yj they had 285/85r15's and got stuck twice and went out and bought some 235/75r15 cooper discoverers and never got stuck again.
     
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Just because they look cool doesn't mean that they are the best for functionality. That is what my offroad buddies always tell me. I love watching the guys with the big Broncos with 13.5" wide Super Swampers get stuck and my buddies just pass them with their skinny "motorcycle" tires.
     
  12. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    FTO.....Wheel Barrow Tires you mean ..... :cool:
     
  13. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    i believe the correct term is "pizza cutters" lol. but seriousally a skinnier tire is ususally better to a point my current tires are about 11.5" wide and i am really anxious to see how they perform in the snow. my buddy has a old blazer with 14" wide super swamper boggers and last winter i rode with him once on the roads right after a snowfall that was one hell of a scary ride. but when we got in some deeper stuff 2-3 feet they were awesome.
     
  14. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Haha... yeah, wheel barrow tires, pizza cutters, cookies, whatever you want to call them.
     
  15. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I tried to find a set of 235 85 16's on ebay today, the BFG All Terrains....and I couldnt find them....:mad:
     
  16. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    I have seen lots of guys out west running big tires in snow. Only thing I can think of is that snow is a lot drier out there. Fluffier now may be easier with big tires. I know it would really mess things up here with heavy wet snow and ice.
     
  17. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Do they get snow out west?
     
  18. Timbercrk1

    Timbercrk1 Member
    Messages: 63

    Bought Tires!

    Bought BFG All terrains. 235 85 16E Love the tires had them on 3 other trucks. This is my first superduty though. Will see how they work they get put on thursday.:dizzy:
     
  19. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I just got a set of Toyo Open Country A/T's 265/75/R16 Load range E. Can't wait to see how they perform in the snow...
     
  20. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I have a set of Dunlop Rover RVXT tires on the Ford size 255/85/16. Load range D is the only downfall so far. Pushed snow like crazy, great traction, quite, nice on the road, very pleased. I like that it was a bit taller, but not any wider, with aggressive lugs and sipes.
    Just my .02
    Dan