Posted by David on September 12, 1997 at 18:29:07:
In Reply to: Tires for 1997 F-150 4X4 posted by Ray Toren on September 11, 1997 at 20:07:31:
All of your comments are accurate. Your OE tires are 28.95'' tall and the 265/75R16 are 31.65'' tall. If you make the change on a late model truck it will effect the trans., ABS, and as well possibly the fuel/air intake mix ratio. I have not heard that anything changed with the '97's where they can't change the programing of the on board computer and re-calibrate for the new tire diameter, so you should still be able to get this done. You may be able to get away with a 225/75R16, OD = 29.3'' if you dont mind going with a tire 10mm narrower to get a real All Terrain type tire. Check with a reputable tire dealer in your area or call the Tire Rack ( tirerack.com ). For a good tire choice once you science out the size you need check out the Dunlop Tire web site, I've had great expirience with their light truck tires, Rover A/T OWL and Rover RV.
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