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Old 09-14-2003, 09:16 AM
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I've had Wrangler HP's on my last couple of trucks. Rides really nice and handles well. Also holds a load good.
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Old 09-14-2003, 10:10 AM
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Dang... someone beat me to this... I am about to put new tires on my truck as well. A 02' 2500 HD, it has 16" wheels from factory on it. Stock size is 245 75/16 I was looking to go up in size as well. I am not sure how large I can go on that wheel. The BFG's are what tire I am putting on the truck. Anyone know the largest size I can go to, and who has them cheap?
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I think you would have to install a mild lift with those tires at least a good 3 inch for off roading or 2 inch just for street use. What brand are you planning on using? If you have a chance check out some Bridgstone Dualer Revo's I have them and they are the best all around tire I have owned. No road noise, no hydro plane at 65, and lots of traction.
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Just put the Revo's on the dodge, Great tires no noise and great mudding too
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Have had 'em all...Dueler Revos...no contest! Quietest, best riding, highest traction, high tech tire of it's kind! Now available in E load range also! It's the best of all worlds for a truck that actually get's driven and used everyday. ChrisK...You can put 285's on that HD..though I chose not on mine 'cause you have to trim (mild) and crank T-bars (this isn't always enough if you plow/especially with a Fisher)...not to mention that section width is just plain unsafe on a 6.5" HD alum. rim. I run some pretty high speeds and just dont like the idea for a number of reasons in respect to tire/wheel seperation/rolloff. If you tow and run any air in 'em (285's)...they'll wear down the middle on a 6.5" rim. Also consider if you tow, the gear ratio to the ground lost in additional tire diameter! (pretty significant from a 245~285) Put 265 Revos on that HD...all around you'll be very happy!
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ChrisK...so your not plowing in Orlando... The rest still applies.
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I was just about to say, plowing in Orlando... hmmm... if it ever snows here I am moving south! I was looking at the 265's to put on it. A slightly larger tire, yet not huge. A friend of mine has a set of BFG's and with over 50K miles on em, and they still have A LOT of tread life left.

Rippem... What part of upstate are ya? I will be headed that way in the end of november(thanksgiving week) to visit family etc.... Albany, schenectady, and fonda/fultonville area...
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An hour north of Syracuse...20 mins. south from Alex Bay/1000 Islands St Lawrence River. If I turn right out my driveway, I'm 20 mins from Lake Ontario! The season is only 5-6 months at best...but it is the nicest FW boating on the planet
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The new F150 has coil over suspension with "A" Arms

the shock tower is very high on the frame because the stiff frame allowed more suspension travel ( because less frame twist)
possibly resulting in the same overall wheel travel, i don't recall, but more suspension travel anyway

i'm sure when i get to SEMA i will see lots of options, problem, i may have my truck by then. maybe i should jsut wait and see what i can find a SEMA

otherwise good advice mitch, 305's would look cool

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I have another big thumbs up for Bridgestone Dueler Revo's. I have the 265's on an 01 2500HD and love them. The stock Firestone's were junk.
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Yeah the firestones are not holding up all that well. That and because I have a BB in it and every time it rains around here all I have to do it sneeze on the gas pedal and it spins the tires.
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