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Old 01-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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I'm in need of new tires for my truck. I've got a 2008 F150 XLT 4x4, with a 5.5' bed. The tires I have now are P255 / 70 / R17. I'm wanting to put the largest tire size I can get away with, without having any rubbing or modifying the truck at all. Anyone know how large I can go?

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I'm in need of new tires for my truck. I've got a 2008 F150 XLT 4x4, with a 5.5' bed. The tires I have now are P255 / 70 / R17. I'm wanting to put the largest tire size I can get away with, without having any rubbing or modifying the truck at all. Anyone know how large I can go?

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I'd limit at a 285x70x17 which is a 32.7 tire...anything larger you would have to level the truck. Most of these are LT rated tires.
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Or 295/70/17 will fit as well
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replaced my stock 275-65-18 with a 265-70-18..little taller and skinnier.
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I'm in need of new tires for my truck. I've got a 2008 F150 XLT 4x4, with a 5.5' bed. The tires I have now are P255 / 70 / R17. I'm wanting to put the largest tire size I can get away with, without having any rubbing or modifying the truck at all. Anyone know how large I can go?

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answer to your question is 285/295...without a level kit.
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Thank you for the help and suggestions!
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If I go with a 285 or 295, will it effect my gas mileage much, or cause any extra strain on my engine? Also, would my 17" wheels handle a 285 or 295 okay?

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