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Posted: 08/16/21 08:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MarkO , I thought 97 and 2017 f250 wheels had different bolt pattern. How did you swop them ? Or did I miss read .


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mbloof wrote:

While the selection of available 19.5" tires is not as good as consumer sizes, there are a number of "MT+Snowflake" winter rated tires available.


You caused me to look again, and finally found a 19.5" tire that is officially rated for snow. Thanks.

https://www.toyotires.com/commercial-truck/tire/pattern/m920-regional-and-urban-drive-tire

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ticki2 wrote:

MarkO , I thought 97 and 2017 f250 wheels had different bolt pattern. How did you swop them ? Or did I miss read .


They do and he didn't....


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Siletzspey wrote:

mbloof wrote:

While the selection of available 19.5" tires is not as good as consumer sizes, there are a number of "MT+Snowflake" winter rated tires available.


You caused me to look again, and finally found a 19.5" tire that is officially rated for snow. Thanks.

https://www.toyotires.com/commercial-truck/tire/pattern/m920-regional-and-urban-drive-tire


Are the Oregun snow cops that ambitious for this actually to be a thing? Or are these things only worried about "hypothetically?"
I mean I know the rules, traction tires, 4wd, chains, additional regs if towing, etc.
But in only 26 years of living in or near and driving snow covered mountain passes (alot of the time when the roads are the worst, because that's when the snow is the best!) in NM, AZ, CO, WY, MT, OR, ID, WA and AK I have never once been pulled over, flagged over, stopped, asked, questioned or even gotten the stink eye from a cop about tires (generally I'm in a 4wd in the winter).
Do those of you with a 1 ton 4x4 stop and chain up when the 10,000gvw signs go up? LOL

I did get questioned once a couple years ago. Blew past a cop who was driving like a pansy on I 90 here, coming down Snoqualmie.
By blew by, I was only going about 55mph and I was staying in the unplowed lane so traction was a bit better. He gave me the stinky winky lights but carried on his 35mph trajectory in the icy plowed lane. Few miles down the road someone jackknifed a pickup and trailer and blocked part of the highway. I stopped and put my strobes on because visibility was poor. When the cop showed up, he asked if it was me that passed him. I said, no, but I saw a White Chevy pickup blow past me lik3 I was standing still a minute ago!! (I was in a White chevy, lol)
He just laughed and asked what kind of tires I had, because it looked like they were handling the snow pretty good...

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There are lots of 19.5s rated for snow. There are also some that are 3 peak rated like my Toyo M655s.


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ticki2 wrote:

MarkO , I thought 97 and 2017 f250 wheels had different bolt pattern. How did you swop them ? Or did I miss read .


They do. I was forced to buy new rims and have the only slightly used Toyo tires removed from the old Vision rims to the new ones. (I had TPMS installed at the same time.)

Sadly the Vision rims from the 1997 went to the scrap yard.

The 4 2017 OEM tires/rims off my new truck replaced the old set of 16" tires/rims that were in storage from my old 1997 truck (and were sold with the 1997 truck)

Egads! I can't seem to ever get rid of anything. [emoticon]


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Posted: 08/20/21 08:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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So I've been shopping tires and pretty much had my mind set on these Toyo Open Country A/T III tires.


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I have been both impressed and very pleased with the winter performance of my current Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tires so I'm going with another set.


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And I'm going to mount them on these shinny wheels that say Chevrolet on them.

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If you haven’t already pulled the trigger, also take a look at Toyo M655 which are 3 Peak rated. Yes, I have 19.5s, but I was shocked how well they ride while being agressive and high speed rated.

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jimh425 wrote:

If you haven’t already pulled the trigger, also take a look at Toyo M655 which are 3 Peak rated. Yes, I have 19.5s, but I was shocked how well they ride while being agressive and high speed rated.


Thanks Jim but they don't come in the size I want.

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