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Tire question

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by fro890, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. fro890

    fro890 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    So im looking to buy new tires and would like to upgrade from the stock 265/75/r16 tires i have on there. I hear I can fit 285/75/R16 without adding a lift or a level kit. my question is since i plow is how close do these tires come to rubbing? is there plenty of clearance? Im worried the weight of the plow could make them rub. Oh and i have a 2004 F-350 superduty 4x4 6.0L.
    Thanks for the replies in advance!
  2. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    285's will fit without a problem
  3. mustangman02232

    mustangman02232 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    i have 285/75r16s firestone destination A/T on my 04 with no issues
  4. abbottfarm

    abbottfarm Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 108

    285's will fit no issues, I run 315/15/16 in the summer on my 01 F-350 7.3 and 285/75/16 in the winter. On my wife's 04 f-250 it has 315/75/16's year round.
  5. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    285 BFGS on my truck year round.
  6. tugboat609

    tugboat609 Member
    Messages: 55

    I have a 2002 F250 diesel and I run 305/70/16 no problems.
  7. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    They will fit without any issues. I run them in the winter and 35" tires in the summer. Put a leveling kit on mine just for the look and then added a 2" add a leaf also and going to run 37" tires this summer.
  8. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    when you say upgrade do you mean you want a size that will perform better in the snow, or a bigger tire?

    if you're after a size that will perform best in the snow, a 235 85 16 is ideal for your truck.

    if you're after what looks best, then that's a matter of opinion, and if its a bigger tire, then the 285s you mention will fit without a problem.
  9. hunt 444e

    hunt 444e Member
    Messages: 62

    yeah i run a 235/85 hankook dynapro on my 350 and will out push my buddys 350 with the 285 s on it you want the best performing snow tire buy the tallest narrowest profile you can find. im still searching for a company that makes a 255/85/16. like a 34 inch tall 7.5 wide snow
  10. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    In a 255/85/16 there are a few choices
    BFG makes the KM 2 .
    Maxxis makes the Bighorn mt 762,
    Toyo makes the Open Country MT and the M55.
    Cooper has the Discoverer ST,
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  11. tugboat609

    tugboat609 Member
    Messages: 55

    Hankook Dynapro is an awesome tire!