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New shoes on the 350

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by James Case, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. James Case

    James Case Registered User

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    just went and picked up a new set of federal courageous for my truck and couldn’t be more pleased. Quiet tire, smooth riding, don’t snatch and pull on worn in roads. Very affordable. I would highly recommend them.

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    Looks good!

    What size are they? 285/75/16?
     
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    I went with the 315/75/16’s this time
     
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    Is that truck stock height? Any clearance issues?

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    No it has an airbag system in the back and it had a 1” lift up front with the 285’s. The front wasn’t going to clear so I pulled the 1” off and replaced with a 3” before having the new tires mounted. Clears fine with no issues at all. I have always been a fan of proportionally lifting and setting up my vehicles to maintain a large stock look.
     
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    It looks great, you're putting $$$bad$$$ ideas in my head!

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    That's the way I like them too. The factory put the back end higher for a reason. I really hate the butt dragger look when you're hauling something or pulling a trailer.
     
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    I'm looking into 315/75r16's. How wide are your rims?
     
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    My wheels are rather skinny. Not sure of the exact width. I would like to get different wheels in the future. The logical move would have been to get new tires and wheels at the same time but I’m trying out the whole “responsible with my money” thing everyone is always preaching to me.
     
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    Thanks, when I went to 285/75r16 I switched to van wheels (7" wide, stock are 6 1/2"). Those looked like 7" in your pictures. I'm looking for 8" but if the tires wear out before I find a deal, I'll go with my 7" to get by for awhile.

    BTW: being "responsible" with my money is hard as I have to much fun. :rolleyes:
     
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    Awesome truck! best thing about the old ones they will run huge tires.

    how much would it cost to get a new GMC on the same tires? way too much!
     
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    Exactly! They have those weird square fender wells that are y’all as hell but hardly have enough room between them for stock tires. After I put these tires on my truck I realized I could easily have gone 37’s with the room I have but I’m not too into the fender wells being stuffed.

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