F250 Tyre Supply

Submitted: Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 16:20
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If you need tyres for your F250 in the near future get your order in.
Goodyear Wrangler LT 266/75 R16, about the only tyre to meet the specification for this vehicle are currently unavailable in Australia.
Stock due next month already commited to back orders. Next stock availability mid June and orders filling fast according to Goodyear.
Story is that Ford did not tell Goodyear that it had a vehicle with this tyre requirement released in Australia. Consequently now that a lot of F250 owners are looking to replace worn tyres, me included, there is no stock to meet demand.
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Reply By: molopaa - Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 21:52

Monday, Apr 28, 2003 at 21:52
If the rim is a standard R16, then why don't you just get a 265/75 or something like that. I mean a 266/75 can't make that much of a difference.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 10:03

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 10:03
probably a typo, I think the main issue would be the load rating.
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Reply By: molopaa - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 14:34

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 14:34
That would make sense.
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Reply By: Bob - Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 15:25

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2003 at 15:25
Our tyres are LT 265/75R16 and have a LOAD INDEX of 123 that being the part of the 123/120R printed on the tyre. Load index 123 has a max rating of 1550kg in a single fitment.
Our tyre placard states a max loading of the rear axle of 2817kg and a speed rating of at least "L" i.e. 120kph max speed has to be fitted.

As you can see Ford has gone very conservative, probably because of the firestone tyre debacle in the USA. We have a max load rating on the axle of 2817kg but the tyres can handle 3100kg. Here are the load rating used by tyre manufacturers ....

116 -1250kg 117- 1285kg 118-1320kg 119-1360kg 120-1400kg 121-1450kg
122-1500kg 123-1550kg 124-1600kg 125-1650kg
And speed ratings ...

J-100kph K-110kph L-120kph M-130kph N-140kph P-150kph Q-160kph

According to our tyre placard we need at least a L for speed and a 121 load index tyre.

The trouble is not many companies make them. They are on their way but dont hold your breath. BFG highest load rating in our fitment is 120-1400kg so is only 17kg short for total axle weight. To be realistic to have 2817kg on rear axle aint my idea of fun and you would get away with the BFG..... but it aint legal. Technically the vehicle is unroadworthy and I like my insurance cover.
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Reply By: diamond - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 13:40

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003 at 13:40
checked with cooper they make an ST 265/75/16 in a 10 ply load rating of 123(3307lb) and a speed rating of n(140ks) they should be more than adequate for your needs.
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