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16'' Offroad Tires

I need a good set of aggressive looking and performing tires. My buddies like to go offroad, and so do I... but I can't hang with the ****ty goodyears.

Now, I have an FX4, but it has 245/75/16s on there. At least I think that's the correct size. Am I better off investing in a set of 15'' wheels and some tires? I am looking into the Firestone Destination M-Ts with some Eagle Alloys or M/T Classic IIs. Any thoughts?

I'm sure that this subject has been beaten like a dead horse. I also need to know if my computer needs to be reflashed because of a tire difference.

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Try searching. 15" tires will cost less than an equivalent 16" tire, so if you get 15" wheels you'll save money in the long run. Find some you like.

I personally love the BFG all-terrain. It's a well-performing on-road, off-road tire (about a 70-30 ratio is what I do) and it wears well also.

If you get oversized tires, your speedometer will be inaccurate.
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If you get oversized tires, your speedometer will be inaccurate.
But not by very much, I've read about 5 MPH @ 70 MPH going from 31's (Stock LVLII) to 33's.
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Dunlop mud terrains. 105$ a peice in 33x12.50. Don't go buy a whole new set of wheels so you can save 10$ a tire. Thats rediculous. Keep the 16's, everyone else changes to 15.
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personaly, I say just buy some 265/75-16's in BFG A/T's
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i went with a 16" set of procomb wheels and as for tires i got 305/70-16, (33") and i love it
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personaly, I say just buy some 265/75-16's in BFG A/T's
prefect tire size if you want no rubbing . and if you want to crank the t-bars a little you can put 285x75x16 and if you dont offroad like everyday the BFG a/t is a good tires BUT in the 16" rims they are expansive i would know i have them
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I like Sport King A/Ts. They are made by a daughter company of BFGoodrich, I believe, and I find them to work a lot better than BFG A/Ts in muddy situations.
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I have same truck, the 16's have a bigger rotor will 15's fit?
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I have same truck, the 16's have a bigger rotor will 15's fit?
AFTERMARKET 15's not stock....
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Not some stock 15's.. My stock 15's fit just fine..
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