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f150 tire options

Postby jamiefranklin » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:21 pm

my 05 f150 4x4 is suppose to have 255/70/17 tires, when i bought it has 245/70/17 on it i noticted that my speedometer is 3 miles slower than my gps, my question is what will it do with 265/70/17 . it has street tires on it now, but it is time to add some grip
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby whisperin' duck » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:13 pm

Level it and put 35's on it :biggrin: IF you don't want to go that big 33's will still look alright
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby ajmorell » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:38 am

Your speedometer will read 1.6% slower than it should.
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby jamiefranklin » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:12 pm

ajmorell wrote:Your speedometer will read 1.6% slower than it should.

your right i posted that it 3 miles slower it is 3 miles faster with smaller tire, on the subject of big tires, i have never liked that look. my sons and nephews are always saying jack it up and throw on some 38's. i will go a size larger but that is all just need a little more grip.
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby ajmorell » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:13 pm

Sure a lifted truck looks cool but it kills all practicality and usefulness IMO

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Postby whisperin' duck » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:12 pm

I didn't say lift i said level. Gotta get that slant out of it!
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Postby ajmorell » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Yeah, I wasn't directing your comment at you specifically. I was more generally speaking about guys who put 8" of lift and 40" tires on a 3/4-1 ton truck and think it doesn't affect the tow capabilities of their truck in any way....now I'm getting off-topic :hammer:
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:33 pm

BFG AT's, cooper ST's, Toyo AT's, and Falken Wild peaks would all be tires I would look at for a stock- 33in tire if I were buying. all have great reviews, wear, and great grip for all terrain tires.

or if you're looking for mud terrains Nitto trail grapplers, toyo MT's, and Cooper STT's all are about the best wearing mud tires out there while still being quiet on the road....... or if you like tire noise Nitto mud grapplers would be great, I have a set and they are wearing excellent for me. all those tires even come in small sizes too.
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby justinduckman7 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:50 pm

I have stock size 265/70/17 e load range cooper discoverer stt and they are not quite on the road but they are the one of the best tire i have had on my 03 f150 crew cab. the set before were bfg all terrains and i got 66000 miles out of them i was impressed
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Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:08 am

justinduckman7 wrote:I have stock size 265/70/17 e load range cooper discoverer stt and they are not quite on the road but they are the one of the best tire i have had on my 03 f150 crew cab. the set before were bfg all terrains and i got 66000 miles out of them i was impressed

they have a slight humm to them, but you can still hear the radio easily at low volumes at 70+MPH, if you think those have road noise check out a set of super swamper boggers or Nitto mud grapplers. they you'll think the STT's are a quiet tire.


I've also had experiences with the following all terrain and Mud terrain tires. boggers, Iroks, TSL's, pit bull rockers, BFG AT's and MT's, Cooper ST and STT, nitto trail grappler and mud grappler, buckshots (pure crap), Toyo MT's (my next tires), fredearl courgoria?, Pro-comp MT's, and some off brand MT's called mud claws. and I can tell you that the Toyo's, Nitto's, and Cooper's are by far the best for the money as far as tread wear and off road traction go, in that order.
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby justinduckman7 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:14 am

My buddy had 35 in mud grapplers on his f250 and you could hear him coming down the road from bout 1/2 mile the loudest
Tires by far I've ever heard. Louder than the 34 in Tsl I had on my truck in high school
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Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:18 am

justinduckman7 wrote:My buddy had 35 in mud grapplers on his f250 and you could hear him coming down the road from bout 1/2 mile the loudest
Tires by far I've ever heard. Louder than the 34 in Tsl I had on my truck in high school

boggers are louder, but its close. if you keep mud grapplers rotated they arent quite as loud, but they only get annoying at 65mph+ for me on long trips. I dont mind the noise and they are one of the best wearing mud tires out there. my 37in mud grapplers have over 35k miles on them and still 35% tread left.
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Re: f150 tire options

Postby justinduckman7 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:19 pm

I'm a fan of Baja mtz I like the way they performed on and off road on a friends f250 . He pulled skid loaders and mini ex's with them and drove the hell out of them on the road and he got close to 45000 on them but he rotated them all the time . And they 37x13.50x17 . I'm hoping to get rid of my gaser and move into the diesel class soon. A 7x14 dump trailer is to much for the old 150 to handle.
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Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:37 pm

forgot about those! had a buddy that had a set of mtz's on his old truck and he liked them.
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