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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-08-2020, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Tire size

I have a 2010 4x4 xlt 4.0 and tires are 255 70 16. I’ve had two tire shops tell me I can put 265 70 16 or 265 75 16 on truck I realize they will fit oem 16x7 rim but can I put either size rubber on this stock truck with out damaging drive train. And won’t it affect the abs or traction control. Any help would be great. Thanks. Chris.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-08-2020, 09:45 PM
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Welcome aboard! Several things to consider. Larger tires are heavier. Things like acceleration and braking will be affected. Will they fit in the fender wells without hitting the fenders or frame or suspension/steering components? Automatic transmissions may need more frequent servicing. i.e. fluid/filter changes, band adjustments if it has any, heavier cooling. Increased fuel consumption may require more frequent engine service intervals. 4 wheel abs shouldn't be affected, however, traction control maybe. Speedometer inaccuracies will increase. Do not forget that increasing tire diameter while keeping or increasing the aspect ratio will make for a wider tire that may go beyond the fender well and while this looks good while standing still, stones and paint don't generally get along while in motion. Steering control will also change which may require more frequent steering component service.

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