Tyres F250

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 17:47
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G'day all......I'm about to fit new tyres to my F250. Conteplating to buy a set of wider wheels(8") and fit 285/75R16 tyres instead of the 265/75R16 on the standard 7" wheels. Has anybody fitted wider wheels and tyres to their F250 and if so...what brand of tyres?
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Reply By: Itldoo - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 19:14

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 19:14
Hi Adrian,
All depends on the weight you are carrying. A large Australian company with a fleet of F250s hve found that the standard wheels are the problem as they cannot take the weight that Ford have stated.I have been told that they buckle They put a wider wheel on and a truck tyre and have fixed the problem. I carry a lot of weight 4600kg on my F250. Have had Cooper STT, ST and ATR as well as Dick Cepek,all 265x75x16 and all have lasted short ammount of time. Cooper have been terrific with their warranties and am back to genuine. If you want advice about the wider wheel contact Hitachi Australia and I am sure they will give you the benefit of their experience Hope I have been of some help.
Phil and Helen
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:46

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:46
I bought a set of Mickey Thompson 16"x8" alloy rims and fitted 285x75 Cooper STT to them, put the F250 rims & tyres onto the BT.

I have had balance problems with the tyres and one been replaced under warranty, i will try a different brand next time.
Mick & Vickie


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Follow Up By: Black Cobra - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 06:12

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 06:12
Fitted the same rims as Mick with 285/75 Goodyear Wrangler MTR's which have been excellent. Don't fit 285's to the original 7" F250 rim it will be illegal and if in an accident insurance will wipe you clean, don't take the chance thats why Mick and I went t 8" rims.

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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:42

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2008 at 20:42
Hi Adrian

We have fitted 8 inch eagle alloy rims from USA which have an extremely high weight rating. and I believe in BF Goodrich tyres I have 285x75x16 mud terrains on the rims as they coply with the tyre placard for load carrying capacity.

You need to have 8inch rims to legally run 285 tyres.


PS we purchased the rims from superformance in QLD for two hundred each.
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 08:06

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 08:06
Adrian, we too got the 8" wheels, and put the 7" ones on the caravan. They fitted with no need for any further modifications or lifts. BF Goodrich all terrains, which are the type of tyre we run on all our 4wds. We purchased imported from USA wheels, rather than the cheaper Taiwanese copies.



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Reply By: Deleted User - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 17:30

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 17:30
Many thanks, Phil, Mick, Stewart, Scott and Motherhen for your replys. It looks like I will stay with my 7" rims and go for the Mickey Thompson FC-11 165/75R16 Its a 10 ply, 60% Road/Sand, 40% Dirt/Mud Tyre with a load rating of 123 (1550kg) and suits my type of travelling (Outback Touring, fully loaded,not towing).
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