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Old 03-02-2009, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Tire Size??

I have a 1991 Ford Lariat XLT F-150 Ext Cab 4X4. I want to know what the original tire size should be for this vehicle. I probably sound stupid asking, but I am new to trucks and the tires that are on there look waaaaayyy to small for the truck. I think they are 14" tires! Everyone I talk to say there is no way that my truck should be wearing 14" tires, that they should be at least 15's. Please Help!


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Looks a lot like mine, which are 15" 235/70 (if i remember it right, and sorry for metric). Dimentions must be written on both sides of each tire.
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Looks a lot like mine, which are 15" 235/70 (if i remember it right, and sorry for metric). Dimentions must be written on both sides of each tire.

yeah, its a nice truck, got it for a good price! Want to customize it up a lil bit...but 1st want to make sure I am driving it with all the right parts on it....ha ha!

Like I said, I'm new to trucks, don't know where to begin on how to customize it, so I figured I'd ask around. I'll be back around asking some more things, hope nobody minds helpin me out! G Feel free to give me some suggestions!!

One other ??? I had sort of a rough time trying to get up my hill in a 2 inch snowstorm, I had it in 4X4, but still had a hard time, could it be that the tires are too small??? Or is it a mechanical issue. I'm thinking and hoping, it's just because the tires!!
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Your tires do not look a lot like "winter" tires, so driving uphill might be very hard even in 4x4

There are a lot of other guys smarter than me in here, so i think they would provide a lot more help in customising your truck. Welcome to this forum and enjoy your stay
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Your tires do not look a lot like "winter" tires, so driving uphill might be very hard even in 4x4

There are a lot of other guys smarter than me in here, so i think they would provide a lot more help in customising your truck. Welcome to this forum and enjoy your stay
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The stock size tires that were originally on the truck will be listed on the door sticker, which is on the drivers side.
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Tires have alot to do with making up hills in snow, some tires that are rated for snow and ice work great on ice but a little snow stops them, others work great in snow but on ice you slide all over. The factory size tires look tiny in the fender wells of these truck IMO. I have 31 10.50 under mine and they fill out the fender wells better. I think it is odd that these have factory smaller tires on them than my toy did.
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Tires have alot to do with making up hills in snow, some tires that are rated for snow and ice work great on ice but a little snow stops them, others work great in snow but on ice you slide all over. The factory size tires look tiny in the fender wells of these truck IMO. I have 31 10.50 under mine and they fill out the fender wells better. I think it is odd that these have factory smaller tires on them than my toy did.
According to my door sticker, my 96 F150 4x4 came stock with 265/75/R15's. I am currently running 31x10.50x15's that are, in reality, the same size as the original tires. jimbor79, you should be able to run the same size tire I am, without any problems rubbing.
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I got 31/10.5's on mine... the fill out the fender alright but I'm still wanting something bigger. IMO the 31's leave a little to be desired...

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