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Offline tcoupekyle

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Tire sizes and towing
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:34:10 AM »
I have a 2011 f250 I use primarily to tow my chapparal trailer to the races.  My truck needs tires and currently it has 265/75R17 and tows the trailer remarkably well.  I ran across a good deal on some 245 75 17s and am wondering what size tour would be a better option.  Any opinions are appreciated.

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Re: Tire sizes and towing
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 08:46:07 AM »
I have a 2011 f250 I use primarily to tow my chapparal trailer to the races.  My truck needs tires and currently it has 265/75R17 and tows the trailer remarkably well.  I ran across a good deal on some 245 75 17s and am wondering what size tour would be a better option.  Any opinions are appreciated.

Looks like the tires you have are already a little short (makes it easier to pull that trailer.

I see 275 70 18 for f-250 diesel and on the Lariat they have 275 65 18

I think they will be to small in diameter.
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Re: Tire sizes and towing
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 04:32:03 AM »
If its a relatively short tow they probably wouldn't matter that much. If its a daily driver or extended tow I would think too short.
Also check the load rating. If they have a lighter rating they may not be a bargain anyways.

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Re: Tire sizes and towing
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 03:39:12 PM »
Our 2 F250s 2000 and 2002 run 265/75/16 load range E.
The 2002 just went past 380,000 miles more than 1/2 with a very heavy trailer connected. Heading to California from Maine in 2 weeks with it.
To me load range and tire wear are the 2 biggest factors.

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Re: Tire sizes and towing
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 08:36:17 AM »
Thanks guys they were load rated but i decided to pass and save my pennies for the 265s