HELP with Ford tires? Size?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by N.H.BOY, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Hey Ford guys. Quick ? I need to get good snow tires for my 250 crew cab 4x4 and my size are 285-75-16. Now my problem is alot of people from stores have told me they dont have that size in stock and that my truck should be running 245's what do you all have for sizes? Is this 285 a tire someone else has put on? I bought the truck used 2 years ago. I plow with it alot and the Kelly tires I have on it have gone a long way. I woulnd like an "E" rating but not really sure if I need it? Thanks in advance.
  2. efaubert1

    efaubert1 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 109

    Factory size on Superduties was 235/85/16. 285/ 70&75/ 16 should be common size for availability. The limiting factor that keeps you to 285 wide or smaller is the 7" inch factory rims. Try Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's, D rated and if you find a bad review I'll be suprised. I have them on my F250 and regularly tow large loads, and live in the country on a county road that gets plowed last in the county. Never had a problem getting through the snow with them, and 285's are readily avaiable.
  3. jim dailey

    jim dailey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    I am not a tire expert...BUT...the size does seem odd. I have had a couple of 3/4 ton trucks, both with 265/70-16 tires. The 285 and the 75 seem odd to me...but what do I know. Just went outside and looked at my 3/4 ton Dodge Hemi, and it has 265/70 - 17's. Look at the sticker either inside the driver's door or inside the glovebox lid. That should tell you the initial factory tire size. You can change the size of the tires, if you want...BUT...ALL 4 tires on a 4wd vehicle MUST be the same size. If not it tends to mess-up the transfer case. Pay attention to this fact.
  4. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    I run the 285 75R16 and no it's not normally stocked like the 235 75R16 but most places should be able to get them in a day or less. If not, find a new tire shop. I have no complaints about the Cooper Discoverer A/T's on my F-350. BTW the 285 load range D will have a higher max load rating by 2-400 lbs than than the E range 235.
  5. Rich's LS

    Rich's LS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 95

    Try Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's they are awesome...
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    Another tire size to look at is 255/85R16 tall and skinny good for the snow the other tire used on Fords is 265/75R16 you should find those anywhere.

    If you go to 1010 they have all what you need I looked at the price of Revos in the 285/75R16 size yikes expensive 217 dollars american :eek:

    I see the 285 comes in E rated rubber which is nice they are actually making bigger tires with more carrying capacity.

    The TOYO Open Country M/Ts look like a nice set of meats or you can get Michelin LTX M/S.
  7. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Hey thanks guys for all the info I checked my drivers door for the tire info and it said 265-75-16e I have been checking prices on the UNIROYAL HD/T seems like a good tire! Any info on these? rated E and for only 97.00 bucks. Thanks for all the help.

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