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ftlbs 10-21-2010 01:34 PM

265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???

I'm getting a new set of BFG A/Ts in the next few days, but I can't decide which size. I think I've decided to stick with my factory 16" wheels, but should I go with 265/70R16s (31x10.5) or 265/75R16s (32x10.5). The 70s have a D load rating and the 75s have an E rating. Pros and Cons to each?

Any photos for comparison would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!

My truck:
http://i749.photobucket.com/albums/x...s/P5310013.jpg

STL 10-21-2010 01:38 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
I have 265/75/16 on my truck. I would suggest crank the t-bars to level it out.

DieHard4rd 10-21-2010 01:52 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
265/70 R16

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...rCaps_3108.jpg

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...hcrop_3066.jpg

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...DSC_1471-1.jpg

beef08 10-21-2010 02:29 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
265/70/16s are diameter-30.6" section width-10.4" section height-7.3"
265/75/16s are diameter-31.6" section width-10.4" section height-7.8"

hope that clears it up for ya..i went to 4wheelparts.com and used their tire height calculator

STL 10-21-2010 03:21 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
265/75/16 if my tires were on DieHard4rd's truck they would stuck out past the fenders a little.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/ce58f196.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/be76f264.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/8ae61a93.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/9a1df69d.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/22bb0ba0.jpg

ftlbs 10-21-2010 09:35 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DieHard4rd (Post 225017)

DANG! I had made up my mind to get 265/75s, but now I may have to reconsider. Those 265/70s look great! Love the FX4 logo as well. Nice touch

beef08 10-21-2010 10:27 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
they both have the same kind of tires its just that STLs are about 31.6" tall and DieHard4rds are 30.6" tall so go with the 265/75s cuz there taller

ftlbs 10-21-2010 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beef08 (Post 225269)
they both have the same kind of tires its just that STLs are about 31.6" tall and DieHard4rds are 30.6" tall so go with the 265/75s cuz there taller

Yeah...I know. I just think when it comes to mounting tires on factory wheels there is a fine line between picking a good looking/funtional tire size, and picking tires that look too big to be on factory wheels. I also understand the higher load rating of largers tires can change the ride quality. I don't know...I'm just picky. I don't want it to end up looking like the Ranger below (tires are a little too big IMO). This is just my own personal opinion. Maybe this helps everyone understand why I started this post. I'm not saying I'm against the 265/75s. I still may go with those. Just looking for answers, comments, and opinions. Thanks guys.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_sBst-OwteG8/TH...0/IMG_1605.JPG

beef08 10-22-2010 12:28 AM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
i get what your saying but im pretty sure that that truck above has no t-bar crank and i think its an 08+ which has smaller rear blocks by an inch i believe. the load rating your looking for in our size truck is a C rating and you can find that in a 265/75 tire. i also assume that your stock tires are 245/75s right? well a 265/70 tire is the exact same size just an inch wider not any taller

cdawall 10-23-2010 08:34 AM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
In response to the too big on a ranger tires

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...6-20-08-57.jpg

Tbar crank and a add a leaf

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...3-dscf3059.jpg

Stock front ride rear has 3" blocks instead of the ford 2"

ftlbs 10-23-2010 06:29 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beef08 (Post 225293)
i assume that your stock tires are 245/75s right? well a 265/70 tire is the exact same size just an inch wider not any taller

I see what you're saying, but just to clarify:
Factory tire size is 255/70R16 which is a 30.2
265/70R16s would be 1/2" taller than stock @ 30.7
265/75R16s would be 1 1/2" taller than stock @ 31.7

beef08 10-24-2010 01:24 AM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
oh dang cuz on the inside of my door it says stock size is 245/75 but hmm..well ya gotta think about it being a circle its not really 1/2" taller its actually just a 1/4" more on each side cuz its destributed evenly

ftlbs 10-24-2010 08:12 PM

Final Thoughts ?
 
I need to get my tires in the next couple days in order to get the $60 BFG rebate. I don't know why, but i'm leaning toward the 265/70s. I guess I'm just worried about the higher load rating of the 265/75s and the loss of power and gas mileage of the larger tires. Any last minute thoughts before I pull the trigger???

beef08 10-24-2010 11:57 PM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
they still have 265/75 in the load rating C i believe and if you get a different rating it could just be a stiffer ride and you wont lose any gas mileage

ftlbs 10-25-2010 12:33 AM

Re: 265/70R16 vs. 265/75R16. Pics???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beef08 (Post 227471)
they still have 265/75 in the load rating C i believe and if you get a different rating it could just be a stiffer ride and you wont lose any gas mileage

Available BFG tires for 16" wheels - I copied this from the BFG website and have verified the info through tirerack.com and other sites:
LT215/70R16/C RWL
LT225/70R16/C RWL
LT225/75R16/E RWL
LT235/70R16/C RWL
LT235/85R16/E RWL
LT245/70R16/D RWL
LT245/75R16/E RWL
LT255/70R16/D RWL
LT265/70R16/D RWL
LT265/75R16/E RWL
LT265/75R16/E BSW

LT275/70R16/D RWL
LT285/75R16/D RWL
LT285/75R16/E BSW
LT295/75R16/D RWL
LT305/70R16/E RWL
LT315/75R16/D RWL

* RWL=Raised White Letters; BSW=Black Sidewalls


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