which mud tires

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  1. steelheadguy

    steelheadguy Registered Idiot Supporting Member

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    This winter I bought a 86 f350 6.9 with pretty narrow street tires. I bought the truck to pull a trailer hauling water. It does that fine even though I take unmaintained dirt roads.

    While not hauling, more so leisure driving/exploring I keep finding myself sunk nose first in the mud until the pumpkin is on the ground. This truck is very hard to get out. Luckily my neighbor's have bulldozers and handy man jacks.

    The high desert in southern Oregon is only wet in the spring after all the snow melts. After that it becomes bone dry all year.

    Anywho, long story short, I'm brand spankin new to trucks and off roading. Where do I begin to look for tires? Locally? Online? What sizes should I look at? Brand names? Prices? Help! I know nothing!
     
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    Search on here. We've had some talks about tires.

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    Is it driven on the street a lot? Is it stock height?
     
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    It is lifted pretty high. Yes I often have to pull a trailer to and from town which is an hour drive one way on the high way.
    But then when I get home, I'm on an unmaintained dirt road and would like to be able to get through the muddier holes on some of the paths.
     
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    Toyo MTs work pretty well, my buddy runs them on his first gen and it'll get places most won't want to go. They stand up to towing too. But, aw with any MT, they won't last as long as a dedicated road tire.
     
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    All the floatation tire in the world won't help till you get used to how your rig will react to mud and sippi holes.
    Big open lugs are what to look for , they react to goo by letting go of it( rpm can help here) sometimes ground speed, sometimes clawing thru left to right to left helps.
    Some terrain you need to chew down to soild ground.
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    Well. Ive decided to buy toyo mts or a similar tire. I have 16 in rims with the stock 265/75 tires. Should I buy a second set of rims incase I wish to easily switch back? What are the pro and cons of 33s or 35s? What is a good rim size? Its a 350 and I tow, do I need special load rated tires? Sorry for all the questions, i dont want to be completely clueless when i go into the shop.
     
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    Taller tires won't really gain you much. Just more rolling resistance, less mileage. Highway mileage could offset that though.

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    I went with bf goodrich 285/75r16 all terrain ko2. They arent much bigger than the 275/65r16 firestone steeltexs that they replaced. I chose these over the bfg m/ts because theyll last longer because I drive the highway a lot.
     
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