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Old 06-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #21
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Try the Tire Rack, they have geart spec info and sell all manufactures tires and more. They ship to your home or where you want them mounted
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Being in Canada means no tire rack and much more expansive tires.
Was thinking about driving to the states to get them but no time for that so I'll have to fork out $2100
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:26 PM   #22
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Back on the tire hunt!
Still undecided on to which tire I will get but here's my short list:

Michelin LTX A/T2 275/65R20
BFG All Terrain T/A 285/65R20 (unsure why the tire guy didn't quote the 275/65R20
Brigitte, we ditched the HPs last Dec for a set of Wrangler Silent Armors in 275/60R20 - the stock tire size. We've put almost 5000 km on them this year while pulling the rig and they've proven to be a vast improvement over the factory rubber as related to towing stability. They're awesome in the snow too, are wearing well and are significantly easier on the wallet than the oversize Michelin or BFG AT you quoted, both of which I think is overkill for your towing needs.

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #23
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Back on the tire hunt!
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i feel your pain!

I have a 2011 F150 with 20" and regret the larger rims, now. Stock tires for my truck are P275/55 20 (about 32" od) and have not been able to locate an LT tire in this size, so currently considering an LT285/55 20 (32.4" od).

It might be worthwhile to check out Hankook tires -- they are a good value. I was pleased with my last set.

good luck

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Old 06-30-2012, 02:41 PM   #24
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Being in Canada means no tire rack and much more expansive tires.
Was thinking about driving to the states to get them but no time for that so I'll have to fork out $2100
BouBou, I have Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain on my F250 and so far really like those tires. Mine are made in the USA. See their website for a dealer in Kingston (Kal Tire). Let me know what you think.
www.nittotire.com/Tire/terragrappler]Terra Grappler[/url]
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:58 PM   #25
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BouBou, I have Nitto Terra Grappler All Terrain on my F250 and so far really like those tires. Mine are made in the USA. See their website for a dealer in Kingston (Kal Tire). Let me know what you think.
www.nittotire.com/Tire/terragrappler]Terra Grappler[/url]
I got 3 quotes for the tires I'm looking for.
1: the Michelins
2:the BFG
3: Nitto Dura
All very close in price
The Nitto are the only one in the exact size but I have never heard of them so leaning towards Michelins...
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:31 PM   #26
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Back on the tire hunt!
Still undecided on to which tire I will get but here's my short list:

Michelin LTX A/T2 275/65R20
BFG All Terrain T/A 285/65R20 (unsure why the tire guy didn't quote the 275/65R20

Now these are for towing with small 5th wheel and as a driving around town vehicle.
We live in Ontario so we get our fair share of snow and ice and want a tire that can also handle this kind of weather.

Pondering if I should just get rims and go down to 17 inch tires?
these tires already are expensive so lets just say money isn't in the equation for rim and 17's vs 20's
going to 65 instead of 60 will change my speedo and gear ratio
would going down to 17 with new rims do that to?
if you drop to a 17" rim then you need to keep it at a 33" tire to keep the speedo correct or get a superchips programmer so you can adjust it to make the speedo correct.
275/60/20 is a 33" tire.
less rim and more tire = the diffrence will be a mushy ride
more rim and less tire = harder ride since the side wall does not flex.

my truck came stock with the 20" wranglers - I added a 6" lift and went to 305/70/18 (35" tire) and noticed the diffrence right away.

also if you go with aftermarket rims - watch the back space cause it will cause your turning radius to be greatly reduced - wider turns

I would add a rear sway bar - if will get rid of the teater totter feeling when you hit corners no matter what tire you go with.

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this is the tire siz calculator for comparison between two tires - if you gives you the diffrences in width and height.
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I got 3 quotes for the tires I'm looking for.
1: the Michelins
2:the BFG
3: Nitto Dura
All very close in price
The Nitto are the only one in the exact size but I have never heard of them so leaning towards Michelins...
I have had Michelin's - loved them

Nitto's have a soft rubber compound and do not last like the michelins will.

Never had BFG's have heard good and bad so cant really comment except if they are the all terrains they will grab rocks and pebble's alot
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #28
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I have a 2008 F150 Limited with 22in. wheels with tow pkg. The Firestome tire has the LTAA series I needed, the rating is based on 50PSI hot @ 2337 ea. tire

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:20 PM   #29
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I put 275/65/20 E rated Wrangler all terrains on our Dodge and the only issue is that they rub when turned to full stop but it's no danger to the tire... they only barley rub the sway bar in the front at the very corner on the tread so I just don't force them to rub. No other issue and we feel much more confortable with the extra ply's. Just thought we'd letcha know they fit without any real issue.
How much air do you put in those tires?
I put 50psi when not towing and 55psi when towing. Not sure if that is enough or not. And wondering about the rims....
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #30
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My mileage has dropped some. Its hard to get an accurate read on it because the taller tire has thrown the speedomer/odometer off some. The tire size calculater says that the tire is 34.1", when I changed the tire size option in the PCM with my flashpaq tuner, the options were either 34" or 34.25". I know the speedo is still off by probably about 5-7% based on comparing the speedo to the speed shown on a handheld GPS.

It may be costing me more at the pump, but its still cheaper than buying a new truck. If these tires wear out before the truck does, I will look at buying 17" wheels and tires. Right now, I am going to stick with what I got.
Same question as to another user:
how much air do you put into your tires?
I realize we can go up to 80 psi but not required....
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