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Old 07-06-2015, 01:33 PM   #1
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I have a 2013 Lariat Supercrew that came with the 20 inch rims. I don't use the truck a whole lot off road but I do want to be able to travel in the snow of PA winters. There are not a lot of good aggressive tread tires on the market for the 20's so I bought a set of 18 inch factory takeoffs and am going to make those my winter set. I will continue to run the 20's in the summer and put the 18's on in the winter. The 18's came with 275/ 65R 18 tires on them. When I put them on the truck they were not the same diameter as the 275/55R 20's that were the original size tires. I have looked at numerous websites and done much comparing and have found that the websites contradict what my eyes see. I was wondering if anyone else has done something similar and what was thought of running 285/ 65R 18's and if there was enough clearance without any lifts or leveling needed. Also looking for suggestions for good aggressive tread patterns that will run in bad weather and wet roads. I don't care about road noise. My last two trucks were powerstroke diesels and I learned how to turn the radio up. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 07-07-2015, 01:07 PM   #2
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I have Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 winter tires, stock size - P275/65R18. I drove through some gnarly snow and ice conditions in southern Ontario and the Muskokas. The kept me shiny side up.

I put maybe 8000km on them last winter and I would buy them again, I have no complaints.
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I've ran the Goodyear Duratracs in the winter and they worked great up here in WI. They're fairly aggressive too, and they're winter rated.

The biggest tire you can run without a level is about a 33. I had 285/70r17 with stock suspension.
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