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Old 11-12-2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

I have a 2001 xlt 4x4 with torsion lift.. I do not want my tires so big that they are shoved into the fender well.. But I would love to have a bit wider of a tire. I have the stock 245/75R16 tires now.. I was thinking on a 255/70R16. I am tossing up options right now between the bfg a/t and the Toyo a/t. I would love to hear your opinions and pics if you can. Thank you very much
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

here are 285s on 16s:



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Old 11-12-2010, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

Go with 265/75/16's if you dont want it to look stuffed and just want bigger than the average ranger driving down the road. 265 is a very popular tire choice on here if you look around you will see. Look at my pics I have 285/75/16's and that is as big as you can go with out a true lift its probably not what your looking for but its a good reference.

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Damn you beat me to it! I wanted a little whore action lol i guess since he has got the new fancy wheels he gets all the attention lol
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

lol sorry man, whore your truck! the op might wanna see them on factory wheels too!
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:45 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

Thanks guys those both look great. But when I look at my truck next to my dads f250 with the stock 265/75R16 tires it just doesn't seem like they would comfortably fit. Maybe I'm just worrying too much? Idk, but I love the wheels on tys
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:47 PM
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Got any pics of your truck?
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

a 265 will fit a 2001 4x4 just fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i ran them on my 2WD Ranger!

THe picture I posted is a 2002 Ranger with nothing but a torsion bbar lift and 285s fit fine, I know a 265 will fit fine. Not to mention 05RangerEdge is running a 265 with no problems and he has the same suspension as a 4x4. Drew, post pics of your 265s so this dude can see them that they fit fine
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:06 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

If you are really worried about it get a set of 265/70 r 16s

Thats what I have on my truck right now, to small for my taste but they fill up the wheel well nicely and still leave lots of space.

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

i agree with mike rider, level it out with the torsion bars and run the 265/75, with the 285 your gonna be too stuffed all the time not to mention the loss in gas mileage.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

I currently have 265/75/16s on 16x8 wheels w 4,25 back spacing. no rubbing what so ever

Here are pics of my 265s on the stock wheels too
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:03 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

Just put my winter wheels/tires on 265/75R16 also added some lights
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:12 AM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

I put 265/75/16 Goodyear DuraTracs on my 02 4wd......fit fine....look good....
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:34 AM
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a 265 will fit a 2001 4x4 just fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i ran them on my 2WD Ranger!

THe picture I posted is a 2002 Ranger with nothing but a torsion bbar lift and 285s fit fine, I know a 265 will fit fine. Not to mention 05RangerEdge is running a 265 with no problems and he has the same suspension as a 4x4. Drew, post pics of your 265s so this dude can see them that they fit fine
Mine are 285

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Old 11-15-2010, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

Well I definitely feel more comfortable now with the 265 look. I absolutely love the pic that mikerider posted. Very well taken care of truck and the tires look great. I am thinking of keeping my stock wheels for now and maybe later on down the road getting some new ones. Thanks again though fellas. I really appreciate you helping me out
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:03 AM
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Default Re: Opinions on tire size for 16" wheel

Here were the 285's on stock 16x7 wheels:

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