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what 275 70 18 tires work well

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by snowsniper1, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    i have a 06 f350 reg cab longbox 6l powerstroke with a boss 9.2 v time to replace the tires was not impressed with the contitrac tr that came on it any suggestions or sould i buy a set of 16s for it in that size i have not found much availible in that size load range E
     
  2. valpoguy

    valpoguy Member
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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009
  3. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Arent they 17's on that truck?
     
  4. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    nope 275 70 18 load range E
     
  5. whiteford06

    whiteford06 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    that truck will not fit 16 with the size of the brake components i think the smallest you can go is 17
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    The BFG All Terrain T\O's have been working pretty well for me.

    If you really want the best, get a set of 17" rims off E-bay and get some Cooper M&S. I have run both on my truck and the Coopers are a far superior snow and ice tire than the BFG's.

    In snow they're pretty comparable, but on ice, the Coopers will blow away the BFG's. I think the BFG's are a harder compound.

    Can't remember exactly how many miles I have on them, but they're doing pretty good so far.

    PS And to say the Conti's suck is being very polite. That is a tire that should be outlawed in any state that has snow or rain.
     
  7. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    thanks what size would be close on a 17" wheel
     
  8. whiteford06

    whiteford06 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    you can fit 35s with no problem
     
  9. svt2205

    svt2205 Member
    Messages: 58

    Can't go wrong with Cooper ATR's. Quiet, smooth and offer great snow/ice traction. I've had BFG AT's and while they're a good tire, they sure make for a rough ride.
     
  10. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    my bfgoodrich a/t's ride a lot better then my old discoverer atr's. I love the bfgoodrich. I would get 285/70/17 if I was you.
     
  11. 1jbent

    1jbent Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I just put on a set of Goodyear Silent Armor 275/70R18 50,000 mile. Great traction plowing. I just hope to get the milage they promise.
     
  12. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    yeah the stock conti's suck in any snow even when brand new, theyre a highway tire and thats all theyre really great at.

    Any of you guys going up a size wider to like a 285? I too am going to be getting the cooper discoverer ATRs.. m&S arnt made in 18s or larger, bfgs ive heard too many problems with and theyre way too overpriced in these 18-20 sizes with such a old school tread pattern, some are noisy etc.

    I have the ATRs on the back of my 06 dually, came that way new and they have awesome grip when the truck is empty or loaded in snow.
     
  13. FSUPERDUTY

    FSUPERDUTY Senior Member
    Messages: 312

    toyo open country a/t's,wearing even,great sidwall,balace with minimal weight,great styling.have 30k on mine and i don't think 10 or 15k more won't be a problem,have the michelin ltx at 2's on the wifes truck and they work very well she noticed a big difference compared to the junk generals!
     
  14. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    if i go go with the cooper m&s and get a set of 17s would you go with the 235 80s or the 265 70s
     
  15. snowsniper1

    snowsniper1 Senior Member
    Messages: 239

    cooper m&s now come 275 70 18 load range e just order me a set for the winter and order me a set of toyo mts for the sumer