Hi everyone, I've been lurking for a while and finally bought a truck to begin exploring with!
It's a 2003 Ford F250 with a 6.0L diesel 6spd manual that I affectionately call "Tonka". It has a 4 inch lift. You can see pics of it at http://go.danielodio.com/tonka
The previous owner also put some really big tires on it -- Mickey Thompsons, 325/65 R18 tires. Here are pics:
I"m looking for some tires that are more long-distance travel friendly. These might be great in the mud, but they're not great everywhere else. I'm planning on putting a pop-up camper on the truck, so I figure I'll probably need E-rated tires.
These are my priorities in tires, from most important:
1) Best possible highway travel (handling, gas mileage, road noise) while still somewhat capable offroad
2) Lifespan of tire
3) Cost of tire
Here are some tires I was looking at -- does anyone have any suggestions about these or other tires? I'd like to buy them at Sam's Club or Costco if possible but I'm open to others.
Oh also, I don't really know exactly what tires will fit on the vehicle... I know they're 18" rims, but I'm not sure how narrow or low/high profile I can go. For example, if I went narrower, say 275 instead of 325, should I keep the same "65" height? Or would some variance in either direction be OK? Any advice there would be appreciated as well.
265 width (is this too narrow considering I have 325s on right now? ... the stock F250 tire is a 235/85 R16!)
BF Goodrich Rugged Terrain T/A P265/65R18 (I can't tell what load rating these tires have): http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/pr...218&navAction=
Rugged Terrain 275/65 R18 http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....A&tab=Warranty
All Terrain KO http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....=765R8ATAKORWL
Dueler AT Revo: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....765SR8REVO2OWL
DuraTrac (might be too hard-core offroa for my needs?) http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....tnum=765QR8WDT
Any other suggestions? Any advice is MUCH appreciated!