Usable tire size

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by shawn deere, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. austin92

    austin92 Full Access Member

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    Well we gotta poke at the guys that like something different lol. I love my white factory 16" steel wheels. Well, except the right rear that's painted black with soot lol. I'm not a tire expert but from personal experience a taller side wall will ride better but the short side walls like newer trucks won't sway as much because they're stiffer


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  2. shawn deere

    shawn deere So many wrenches, so little time...

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    Maybe i like cruzing around with a stiffer than average one. Lol


    Heres a gem. Jk. Lol. Dont shoot me

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    IDIoit MachinistFabricator Supporting Member

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    you were the only like. and its your picture??? :D
     
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    shawn deere So many wrenches, so little time...

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    Indeed! Dudes tryin to sell it actually. Gave him your contact info so hopfully he blows ur phone up. :rotflmao

    Jk. I really didnt. Might have had one too many beers this evening.

    That was just a pic found on classifieds. I still got the 285/75/16s on the 04 f250 dont worry. And i wear a belt. And got a job.
     
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    What I know I cleared and performed well on my truck with 355 gears and zf5 was my 33 inch bfg all terrains (before the level kit) It's a very happy medium sized tire, drove nice didn't make my gears too tall looked like a great size for a f350 stock hieght 4x4. I run my 315's now because I don't want to go back down in tire size and they are plentiful around here because we have lots of mud and tons of people who run 35's on everything just to say they have 35 inch mudd terrain tires and then off road then once with no clue what they are doing break the truck and keep the tires to sell after lol
     
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    HS108 Diesel Newb

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    It's your truck kid, run what size wheel you want.

    Just make sure you run the proper width wheel for the tire you run, the diameter of the wheel is up to you!


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    I second the running right width wheels! I ruined many of tires in the past 0% tread in center with like 30%+ on the sides still but I buy used off Craigslist whenever a good deal strikes so not much is lost lol
     
  9. shawn deere

    shawn deere So many wrenches, so little time...

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    Dually noted. What width should a 9" rim have? 275 should cut the mustard, correct?
     
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  11. kubotaorange76

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    Ran 35x12.50 SSR's on my 97 F-350 SRW reg cab on 16.5x9.75 wheels with front bumper shimmed a bit, no rubbing. 37's are no problem with a level

    Running 38x12.50 Tsl's on my 87 with trimming of back portion of fender and front bumper, 3.5 back spaced 10" wheels. Stock height
     
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    picture of said truck with 35x12.50

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  13. shawn deere

    shawn deere So many wrenches, so little time...

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    Sweet! Thats a good looking pickup you got there.
     
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    (I think) Kubota's on coils in the OBS pictured above. My '90 f250 is on leaf springs, and that's where 35s rubbed if I turned too tight..
    Looked fine, had much traction without digging ruts, worked great unless I forgot.
     
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    He's a F350, "should" have Dana 60 with leaf springs.

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