Originally Posted by Dan
I am in the process of replacing the tires on my 2001 Ford F350 gasser (SRW)
The glorified three-quarter ton F-350 with single rear wheels came with LT265/75R16E, and that's what you should go with if you ever have more than 6,000 pounds on you rear axle.
The best tire with an M/S tread for your truck -bar none - is the Michelin XPS Traction in size LT235/85R16E.
Notice they are not cheap. But that's the only tire I would want on my tow vehicle. I wore out two sets over more than 100,000 miles, and the third set was about half gone when I sold the tow vehicle.
That tire will work good on an SRW if you don't overload the rear tires over their combined 6084 weight capacity. However, if you haul heavy with more than 6,000 pounds on the rear axle, then the XPS Traction may not have enough weight capacity for your requirements on an SRW pickup. But that's the biggest size that the XPS Traction comes in, so if you want a different size such as the LT265/75R16E, you have to pick a different Michelin tire.
Second choice for an SRW would be Michelin LTX M/S2 in size LT265/75R16E, with 3,415 weight capacity, or 6,830 max weight on the rear axle. They're not nearly as good as the XPS, but many owners swear by them. And they are a lot less expensive than the commercial grade XPS.
I have looked at the Goodyear Duratrac LT245/75R/16 in a ten ply.
Wrong size for your truck. If you go with the Wrangler Dura Trac, then go to size LT265/75R16E for you SRW. The 245s are shorter than the stock-size tires, which will result in a speedo/odo/tripmeter error of about 4% "fast" compared to the stock size tires. IOW, an indicated 70 MPH will be an actual 67 MPH, 400 miles on your tripmeter will be an actual 384 miles, and 40,000 miles on your odometer will be an actual 38,400. And realize that the Dura Trac cost less than the LTX M/S2 - and you get what you pay for.