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Old 06-04-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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New Tires For F250

Will these tires be a good match for towing my 35ft Cardinal 5th wheel.

HTS 275/60R20 OWL XL Load Range 119S at 2998 lb.
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Just put a set of Michelin in that size on my F250 last week. Same size as original.
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My guess would be that these tires don't have a high enough load range for your application. Your rear axle weight will be over 6000# with your 5er hooked up. To be sure load everything up and go to your local truck scales to get your axle weights. Running tires over their load rating is not a good thing, tires will fail expectantly.
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My guess would be that these tires don't have a high enough load range for your application. Your rear axle weight will be over 6000# with your 5er hooked up. To be sure load everything up and go to your local truck scales to get your axle weights. Running tires over their load rating is not a good thing, tires will fail expectantly.
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Thanks for the reply I was a bit concerned.I will go with a load range from 121-123 the tires I have now are 121's 305/55/R20 wanting to go smaller and more of a street tire for a better ride.
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Looks like these are what I need.
HTS LT275/65R20 Owl 126/123S
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What do the TV tires have to do with towing the trailer. The best tires for your TV are the ones designated on the sticker inside your door frame.
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Looks like these are what I need.
HTS LT275/65R20 Owl 126/123S
The higher load is a must on SRW trucks. But larger diameter could effect the final torque. Going smaller might help with torque but might limit the load.
I went from 121 to 126 load and larger diameter and now question my decision as the comfort speed as gone up a bit and I feel a bit of dropped torque.
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I believe in stock wheels and stock size tires also manufactures should not put p rated tires on trucks even 1/2 tons
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Not going to help his situation by looking at the door sticker--he has 20" wheels on a 2000 model, so they are not factory wheels.
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That truck probably came with 265-75-16" tires. They're 31 3/4" in diameter and 11" wide.

The new 20's are 33" in diameter and 12" wide. The big difference is that there's not so much rubber under these tires with 60 ratio width.

I personally prefer to have rubber vs. aluminum under me with pickup trucks.

I have 3 cars with very low profile, ultra high performance tires, and a chuck hole or railroad track will send you to the tire store for a replacement. They're just not durable, and tire wear is not very long.
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My favorite tires...on my 3rd set. Best in wet traction of any tire I have had, comparable to the best snow tire I have had, no noise and got nearly 70k on them. Been towing great for 14 years with them.

YMMV - LOL!

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Don't forget to check on the load rating of the wheels and the maximum pressure that they are rated for. Also if you change diameter of the tires, you need to have your speedometer recalibrated for that diameter.
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The stock size on my 2012 is 275/65-20. This size would also be ideal for your application. The best tires I've ever had and the number 1 rated tire in this size are Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure W/Kevlar. I would highly recommend them for your application. Rated to 3750 each, unreal traction in every condition, quiet, and long lasting. Can't praise them enough. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...ar=Super%20Cab
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The stock size on my 2012 is 275/65-20. This size would also be ideal for your application. The best tires I've ever had and the number 1 rated tire in this size are Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure W/Kevlar. I would highly recommend them for your application. Rated to 3750 each, unreal traction in every condition, quiet, and long lasting. Can't praise them enough. https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...ar=Super%20Cab
We just put this same exact tire on our 13 F250 CC 6.2 gas 4X4. 4.30 gears with elocker in rear. Truck weighs 8K empty. This new dully trailer has 12K axles and a 6K empty weight. So we are 14K empty. Here we are hauling a 17K boom loader. Total gross weight of 31K. Pulls and handles great. Thanks to Goodyear.
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