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I am going to be getting a 4" Tuff Country all spring lift within the next couple of weeks (lots of OT). I am wondering what wheel size will be the best for me. I am trying to decide between the 16x8 and 285/75/16 or the 15x10 33/12.5/15 sizes. The truck is a 1993 W150 with an auto and the 318 magnum. The truck will be used for 75% on road/highway, 15% frozen snow/ice covered lakes (ice fishing, gotta love it!), and 10% various terrain trails. Right now I am leaning towards the 16x8 285/75/16 combo. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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It really isn't going to matter either way. I personally would stick with 15's because of the tire size selection, however 16's and even 17's are catching up very quickly. Just a matter of what you think would look better.
 

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Also, keep in mind that you'll pay more for a tire for a 16" rim than one of a compareable size for a 15". It really adds up when you're buying 4 or 5 tires at a time

Just my .02
 

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loosewheelbob said:
Also, keep in mind that you'll pay more for a tire for a 16" rim than one of a compareable size for a 15". It really adds up when you're buying 4 or 5 tires at a time

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not when it comes to Boggers / l just bought 35/14,50/16 and 15/35/16,s and l saved almost 2 hundred bucks over 15,s / BUT it cost me $275 for the 16 x 12 rock crawler rims / so if you could pick up some cheap 16 inch rims you could save some money
 

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if you plan on airing them down go with the 15's.(is "airing" even a word?)
 

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ddart said:
if you plan on airing them down go with the 15's.(is "airing" even a word?)
what the difference between them and the 16s? i know the 16.5s have no saftey bead, but the 16s should be the same. anyway, if your going to stick with 1/2 ton axles, i would keep the 15s. if you plan on upgrading to 1 tons, i would go ahead and get 16s so when the the time come u would only need new rims, not new tires and rims.

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i believe that the three all have different bead designs. the 16.5 are the worst for low air and the 15's are the best
 

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The 15s and 16s both have the safety bead. I'de go with the 15s myself because of the better tire selection.
 

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How low (air pressure) would be possible to go on 33/12.5/15. I run on 33 pci in them in the city but streets are kinda rough. Would 25 pci be to low (dont wana pay the difference at the pump)??
 

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for the street? do the chalk test for best wear or max pressure for best milage. for off road, i take my 31s down to about 15 or so.

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l run my 35 Boggers at 12 psi front and 14 psi rear at all times / the last set went 6 years and a lot of miles / mud tires are different than street car type tires as far as pressure go,s / my street RC has 33/12.50/15 BFG a/t,s on it and l run them at 20 psi front and 25 psi rear / and they wear perfect
 
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