2001 f350 tire size question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by trimmasters, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264


    I have a 2001 f350 reg cab long box 4x2 gas

    it curently has 235/85R16E's on it. the door says 265/75R16E. if I understand this right the tires curently on it are taller and narower than what it should have?

    I need to replace two. is ok to keep using 235/85's or should I put 4 265/75's on it?

    Thanks, John
  2. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,805

    Google "Metric Tire converserion charts". I dont know how to paste a link, but you should be able to find the tire heights and wieths in inches. But in reguards to your current tires, if you are happy with the apperance and looks of the truck, then stay with your current tire size. Your speedomoter, will only be off by 2 to 4%, which is like 3 MPH at 70MPH. Not going to hurt the truck or anything else. Hope this helps.
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    It is up to you the 235 and the 265 came stock on Ford trucks. The 235 is cheaper to buy it is a skinnier tire and probably work better on a 2wd especially if your looking for traction.
  4. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,814

    your truck is 2wd, it wont hurt at all as long as they are matched 2 in front, and 2 in rear
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    Thanks guys, I just got 2 more of the 235's. I was concernd that there might be a big difrance between the to

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