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Gotta get new tires. MTs? Size?

My rear right tire blew out today, i threw my spare on. I need a new set of tires those were worn pretty good. I think i am going to get the Definity Dakota MTs, 265/75/16. They will be about $600 after the rebate. Do you think I should get the MTs or ATs? I love the way the MTs look but i rarely do any off-roading to avoid repair costs. There is a ranger in my parking garage with Destination MTs and it looks so sick!!!! So mostly street driving, occasional (less than once a month) off roading. Also, I have no lift, just a tbar crank. Anyone have pictures of 265.75.16 on their trucks without a lift?
I plan on doing a bl but not for a while, so if they are too crammed and look stupid, I would just get the 31s. What do you think?
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32x11.50 BFG Mud Terrain T/A KM2
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32x11.50 BFG Mud Terrain T/A KM2
those gotta be atleast another $200 more for the BFGs. Not saying they are the right tires, but the guy could do his body lift + okay tires for the cost of 'em. Just my 2cents!

I do like my Definity M/Ts, and will end up with the 33" version if i cant find a decent set of used 33"s for a good price.
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Maybe I just like having the ability to go and go good when wheelin', my reason for having good tires on my truck.... If you do almost all street and barely any off road, there's really no need for muds imo, even if mine is my daily and it get wheeled maybe once a month...



265/75r16 on a barely cranked truck...

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32x11.50r15 on 15x8 w/ 4" backspace wheels with cranked bars...

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265's will look good and they still look decent after a body lift.

only pic I have of that combo

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Maybe I just like having the ability to go and go good when wheelin', my reason for having good tires on my truck.... If you do almost all street and barely any off road, there's really no need for muds imo, even if mine is my daily and it get wheeled maybe once a month...
I'd agree, but there is really nothing "bad" about the Definity Mud Terrains. They are practically the same as the Cooper SST (Definity is made by Cooper). So it is a "good" tire.

They haven't held me back from going off-road. Well, I should say, they have really allowed for as much potential as my 2wd can have...

Just my 2cents! I have nothing against BFGs, and I'm sure they make a great tire. But a "good tire" opinion varies person to person
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^^I know what you're saying. No worries.
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Well I got the tires today. 265/75/16 dedinity dakota MTs. They are very wierd they actually look skinnier than my stock tires. The actual surface of the tread is very narrow, it looks wierd. My destination MTs apearred alot wider becaue the surface of the tread actually was as wide as the tire. Still looks sick though. Only thing is, one of my tires is on my spare rim, since one of the 4 was bent they couldn't use it. So I have 3 stock silver rims and a black one. Looks stupid. I like the way the black looks better, but now I defintly don;t have money to buy rims. I need to look around juunkyards for one rim though. What is the bolt pattern again?
I will post picks soon
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5x4.5. It appears your truck has the 16" teardrop rims. I happen to have one remaining one of those sitting outside my shop....
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sell it to me? how much
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I just realized that these are smaller than I thought I was getting. I asked for 265/75/16 and thats what they put on, but in my mind i was thinking that is the metric version of the 32x11.5. Really their more like the 31x10.5, they are less than 10.5" wide thats why they look so narrow. I am pissed now lol I wish I realized what they were before I got home! Oh well, to late have to live with them now.
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there is no way they would let me come back and swap out for the next size up is there?
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Hah! Sorry I have to laugh about this.
You bought tires without knowing how big they were...
I feel the same as Shane. My f150 will not be offroad a lot (atleast not soon), but I like to be able to get when I do. Same reason for front and rear lockers and gears on the sport trac. Didn't take it offroad every day, but I wanted it to be very capable and reliable when I did.
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lol I know its pathetic, the thing is I thought that 265/75 was the 32x11.5 the whole time in my head, all of this time that I have been calling around for tires and looking them up online, I have been searching for 265/75. DAMNIT! What is the next size up? 275/85?
And what was stock?
They look narrow, and you can feel it when turning, especially above 50mph around turns feels kind of sketchy. Oh well. They should still be able to sling mud, I hope.

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Alright I took these last night around 5, so it was a little dark to really notice the tires, but Ill take more today and post them.


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still think it will look good with the 3" bl? Or are they too small :(
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gonna look to small with a bl, btw ill have those same tear drops for sale later this wk, ive got 3 of them.
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how much for 1 shipped? They are $66 each after taxes at the local junkyard. Anyone have picks of 265/75 with a bl?
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Yea 265's are a 32x10.5 I believe.
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shoulda went 285/75r16 if you were planing on bodylifting it....
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I still think it will look fine with a bl and gap guards. Here is a pic I found on another forum that someone posted:



It is 265/75/16 with a 3" bl. I like there to be space in the wheel wells, like on the bigger trucks.
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Yellow_Edge_4x4....he's a member here.
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I think the tires look good. They don't look very narrow to me. Maybe it just looks that way because of the tread design. They suit the truck. Nice choice going with the MTs.

I think they look just right on it for the way it sits.
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Alright sweet thanks man!!! I like hearing that! I feel alot better because in my head I have been thinking it looks stupid and I made the wrong choice, but I feel better now. I do like the way they look on the truck, just wish they were wider.
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