Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Late Model F150s > 1997 - 2003 Ford F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-11-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default Best tire size for 99 xlt

I have a 1999 xlt 2wd with a 3in lift and was wondering what tires would look the best on it. Was considering 285/70r16s but open to suggestions
mellin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
Hillbilly Geezer
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The Ozarks
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

My '98 XLT 4x4 came with the stock steel 16" wheels and when I did the 3" lift they looked small to me. So I found a nice set of 17" Ford OEM slotted alloys for $200 which came on the 'OffRoad Package' trucks and they look a lot better.

Mounted a set of 255/75s instead of the more common 265/70s, they might look good on your 2WD. in my experience taller skinnier tires work better in mud. I had to order them but it was worth it.
__________________
1998 F150 XLT 4x4 Supercab Longbed 4.6L Triton V8
TheBigRed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

were the tires AT?
mellin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

bump
mellin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #5
Hillbilly Geezer
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The Ozarks
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Yep, Firestone Destination A/Ts. I think BFGoodrich and a few others (Goodyear Wranglers?) makes that size in a 17" A/T but the Firestones were the only ones I could get on short notice. Nice aggressive tread and not too noisy on the highway. $1100 for the set but worth it IMO.
__________________
1998 F150 XLT 4x4 Supercab Longbed 4.6L Triton V8
TheBigRed1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
Single & ready to mingle
 
Tackle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 4,715
Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 124
Thanked 325 Times in 286 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

What is the best brand of toilet paper? As with most things..."best" is not the same for everyone.

Personally I would say 285/75/16 as they are big enough and you do not need to regear.
Tackle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Join F150 Forum

 

The Mustang Source
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.