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Old 09-18-2016, 04:41 AM   #1
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HI All: First thread ! Considering a new TV and it will be a Ford ( family ) but what I am wondering is - is there any advantage to larger tires ( I can get up to 20" in options) and if there is any advice out there . Naturally - then the correct 20" tires might be a stretch. Any advice ( not on the Ford issue lol)/ comments would be appreciated... Thanks
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:51 AM   #2
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I've always understood that the 18" ride better, but the 20" corner and handle better. True?
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I'm giving up a link on plus sizing, costs and benefits.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...d-tires-tested

In conclusion it pretty well states that bigger wheels/tires will be heavier which will affect acceleration, braking distances, worsen ride feel and fuel economy; up to 10% worse. Bigger wheels/tires also don't necessarily handle better as they can be too stiff and once in a corner the outside tire grips too much allowing the inside tire to leave the ground reducing cornering grip.

Bigger wheels/tires will also tax suspension components like tie rod ends, power steering components, steering racks, stabilzer bushings and link ends. It could also have an affect on struts and shocks as the tires won't absorb as much shock as a taller tire. I seem to recall that 17-18" is the max efficiency for a wheel tire package. Replacement tires will also cost a lot more.

There are no benefits going to 20" IMHO. Save your money that you were going to spend on the bigger tires and get a tonneau cover.

I'm impressed as I manage to get all that out without disparaging Ford.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ford...blic-1.3746577

Nope, couldn't resist.
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Bigger wheels doesn't always mean bigger tires. Its really a matter of personal preference.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:53 AM   #5
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Bigger wheels doesn't always mean bigger tires. Its really a matter of personal preference.
I'll surmise that you mean bigger outer diameter. You need to read the article as C&D were still attempting to keep the outer diameter as close as possible to stock, however the weight of the bigger rim does come into play and bigger rims are usually wider.

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Can somebody confirm that there are no such thing as a 20" LT tire? I am only finding P sizes.
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I have 20' wheels and P-rated tires.
There are 20" LT tires, but not in size 275/55R20 that are on my truck.
Maybe you can go 10 mm up in size and find an LT 20" tire?
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20 " tires

My 2005 Dodge 1500 pick up came with 20" aluminum wheels & Good Year tires. Had a blow out on a Calif. trip & didn't know any better & replaced all 4 with Good Year. NOT HAPPY with them !!! Always out of balance. Just replaced with Michelin Premier...world of difference in the rain and they ride smoother & quieter. (Have Michelin LT on our 93 AS as well and they ride wonderfully.
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Bfg K02's are one of the few Lt rated tires for 20 inch wheels. Or at least in the stock size. Which Ford and Toyota usually run 275-55R20 and Ram runs 275-60R20. Pro comp makes an all terrain tire that is Lt rated in those sizes but it's really hard to find.
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Just the fact you said BFG makes me think they are AT.
I want HT.


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Then your your not getting a Lt rated tire but there are some xl rated tires
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I'm giving up a link on plus sizing, costs and benefits.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...d-tires-tested

In conclusion it pretty well states that bigger wheels/tires will be heavier which will affect acceleration, braking distances, worsen ride feel and fuel economy; up to 10% worse. Bigger wheels/tires also don't necessarily handle better as they can be too stiff and once in a corner the outside tire grips too much allowing the inside tire to leave the ground reducing cornering grip.

Bigger wheels/tires will also tax suspension components like tie rod ends, power steering components, steering racks, stabilzer bushings and link ends. It could also have an affect on struts and shocks as the tires won't absorb as much shock as a taller tire. I seem to recall that 17-18" is the max efficiency for a wheel tire package. Replacement tires will also cost a lot more.

There are no benefits going to 20" IMHO. Save your money that you were going to spend on the bigger tires and get a tonneau cover.

I'm impressed as I manage to get all that out without disparaging Ford.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ford...blic-1.3746577

Nope, couldn't resist.
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Yea I agree with this guy! Car and Driver is an excellent source of accurate info!!! I would go with 16 in rims and whatever tire size that comes standard with a 1 ton package! Maybe not as crisp handling as a bigger wheel/shorter tire combo, but much better ride. Safer in the rain!!! More resistant to puncture!!!
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My f150 has 18" wheels/tires they work fine and adding their load limits together is well above the axle weight rating. Don't see any advantage to getting 20". You might be thinking bigger tires will get you more weight capacity, you'll be limited by the axle.
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My F350 came with 20" cast aluminum wheels, Michelin tires and 3:55 differentials. I have nothing to compare with but they ride nicely and handle well.
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