I'm looking to get some new rubber soon. I have a 2011 ecoboost fx4 with a 2 level. I have 275 currently, just looking for bigger tire. Was originally wanting 295/70/18 nitto trail grapplers, but for couple hundred more I could get 305/70/18 Micky Thompson or dick ceptic tires.
What do you guys think, and any opinions about mpg would be nice too. Thanks guys.
This was my Lariat 4x4 off-road (bout the same as the FX4). It had 295/70R18s on a 2" level.
Here is the same truck now with a 4" BDS lift and the same tires.
No trimming on either setup and it rides great on and off-road.
2013 F150 Lariat Screw, 4X4, off-road in Blue Jean. 295X70R18 Terra Grapplers, BDS 4" lift, Weathertech in-channel vent visors, tinted all around, Weathertech front and rear digital fit.
You might be able to fit the 305/70R18 with stock wheels and a 2.5" level, but if you have aftermarket wheels with an offset there is no chance.
Edit: After looking you need at least an 8.5" wide wheel, your stock 18s are 7.5" wide.
2006 F150 Lariat SuperCrew 6.5ft bed, 4x4, 5.4L, 3.73LS rear, G-Force True Ram Air Hood, Zone 4" Suspension Lift, ATX Artillery Chrome Rims 18x9, Cooper STT Tek3 325/60R18, Westin Ultimate Bull Bar 3" Chrome, Edge Evolution Power Programmer, Custom Side-exit Exhaust with Dynomax VT muffler, plenty of Chrome and Custom Stainless Steel Accents! My Mod ThreadConfused about Tire Sizes?! How Much Air Pressure Do I Need?
I've got the 295 trail grapplers on my truck now. The reason I went with that tire is because I ran them on the stock rims for a few months and running something wider would have been more problematic. Also trail grapplers are great tires.
Those size tire will look and ride great , kiss your mpg good bye if you go with a wide tire like those , if you stick with a 275 /75/18 you get the height and less rubber contacting the road . Might not look quite as good but you can still have decent mpg , if you don't care about mpg go for it they will look great ...
FWIW, narrower tires perform better in snow if you drive a lot in those conditions up there in Canada. As a result, if you don't have or plan to use dedicated snow tires, I'd recommend a narrower tire.
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