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Truck's going to need tires, What size?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Mark13, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    My truck is going to need new rear tires before winter, the fronts are still probably 70%.
    Right now it has 265/75/R16 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors.

    I'm undecided if I want to put 265's back on the rear but go with Wrangler Duratrac's instead and leave the Silent Armors up front. Or if I want to take all 4 off and go with 235/85/R16 Duratracs. They'd be going on the factory aluminum wheels of my hd and I'd keep them mostly for winter use. I'd get different wheels and tires for Spring-Fall.

    Or is there another size I should be looking at? I don't want snow tires either, we don't get enough snow for them and I drive quite a bit so I think they would wear fast.
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    ive always put the 265's yokohama's on my chev, they look good and a common size.
  3. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    How do you like the silent armors. I just put some Silent Armors pro-grade on my F-350. Why are you changeing tires.
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    The Silent Armors seem to wear kinda quick. And they are terrible offroad or around mud. Which for most people isn't a problem. Being a farmer, it's a bit of a problem for me.
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    Throw some BFG A/T's on there and your good to go! lots of traction and still quite... I'd probally stay at stock for winters... then throw some 305/50/r20's on there in the summer
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I don't plan to run a big tire in the winter. Either a 265 or a 235/85/16. I'll stick with the wider tires for Spring-Fall. Only I was thinking more something in the 16-18" wheel range for my new wheels lol. I think 20's would look weird on my truck.
  7. PabstBlueRibbon

    PabstBlueRibbon Senior Member
    Messages: 733

    285's do it you wont!
  8. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    215/85x16 in an aggressive tread with an "E" load rating. Skinny and aggressive wins the day in snow. Lots of choices out there.
  9. Theshoemaker

    Theshoemaker Senior Member
    Messages: 210

    I really like the toyo open country's. I had them on my chevy and they did great in snow and mud
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I've plowed with 285s for 3 seasons. Their ok. I'll save the 285s for Spring-Fall on different wheels.

    I don't want to go with to small of a tire. Even being load range "E" they still arn't rated very high. A full V Box and just the weight of the back 1/2 of the truck and your really pushing them.
  11. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    215, 235, or 285. If they're E load, they're E load. Doesn't matter.
  12. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Forgot to mention. Differnce from to 215 - 235 is probably 3/8" in width and 1.1" in o.d.
  13. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    285 bfg a/t
  14. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    it seems to me you already know, exactly what size tires you want :rolleyes:
  15. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Run 265's..... next month i changing my tires to 265 goodyear duratrac tires :nod:
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    Tire size has a big effect on the load rating of the tire.
    Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac:
    A 215/85R/16 E Is rated at 2,680lbs at 80psi.
    A 235/85/R16 E is rated at 3,042lbs at 80psi.
    A 265/75/R16 E is rated at 3,415lbs at 80psi
    A 285/75/R16 E is rated at 3,750lbs at 80psi.

    They're all E load, It does matter now doesn't it?
  17. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Not really. Difference of 700 lbs all in. But thanks for the attitude. Have a nice day, a safe season, and GOD bless ya!!
  18. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    My sarcasm didn't transfer well thru text (big surprise there). I was just stating that it can be important. The difference is 1,070lbs per corner so I could loose as much as 4,280lbs of capacity. That's pretty important imo when plow trucks are anything but light.
  19. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    I've had the DuraTracs on my truck for a full plowing season now, and I love em! Good traction, and just wanna throw in the fact they are 315/70/17's. Big tire, still excellent traction. (4" lift and 4.56 gears is why I run those tires). Had same size with the BFG ATKO's before, again, great traction....good luck with what ever you decide on!