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Trying to find a great set up for performance.
Anyone running a 305 50r20 and a 10" wheel? Is it better handling?

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There's not a ton of tires available in that size, so you may want to consider jumping up to a 305/55R20.

As for "performance" what are looking for? Off-road traction, better launch, highway traction and handling, or something else?
85 mph highway traction on a curvey highway. Wet and dry.

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There's not a ton of tires available in that size, so you may want to consider jumping up to a 305/55R20.

As for "performance" what are looking for? Off-road traction, better launch, highway traction and handling, or something else?
As much as I love the look of a big off road vehicle, (Baja big tire style btw.)
I'm just trying to be a realist.
I need on road handling to and from work 5 days a week. In the dry and in the rain.
I was trying to get a wider wheel and small negative offset with the theory of stability.

I moved to that tire size because it was the same diameter as my stock size. And again being a realist getting my gas mileage back.
Also, I do appreciate a good launch, get that back too.

I was looking at the wild peak and the Michelin defender. And pretty much mind made up on either of those 2. Leaning towards the defender just because of "reality vs cool"

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I'm partial to the Falken A/T3Ws myself. I'm running the 305/65R18 Wildpeaks on my truck right now, and I love the things (and that particular tire size, too).
What wheel Size and offset do you have?

And would you say it handles better?
And what is not as good with handling?

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What wheel Size and offset do you have?

And would you say it handles better?
And what is not as good with handling?
I'm currently running an 18x9" with a -12mm offset. Handling and general traction is better than the Toyo A/T IIs I had, and vastly improved over the mis-matched tires that the thing had on it when I bought it.

Their only two drawbacks are they're not the greatest on ice (but what is?) and their sidewall is a little bland. Everyone used to complain about the Baja ATZ's "Azteca" thing, but at least it was something.

I don't really have any complaints about these tires on the street.
 

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I'm currently running an 18x9" with a -12mm offset. Handling and general traction is better than the Toyo A/T IIs I had, and vastly improved over the mis-matched tires that the thing had on it when I bought it.

Their only two drawbacks are they're not the greatest on ice (but what is?) and their sidewall is a little bland. Everyone used to complain about the Baja ATZ's "Azteca" thing, but at least it was something.

I don't really have any complaints about these tires on the street.
I want to thank you for talking to me. I really appreciate it.
What I'm trying to achieve is something a little better on the road at 85 mph.
Highways here are not straight. St. Louis is an old city, and the highway twists and turns closer to the city. Traffic is running pretty good and I just don't want to lesson the controll of my vehicle.
I certainly saw a drop when I went from (on stock rim) 275/65/18 to 285/65/18 tires.
Even though these tires are better in the rain, the taller tire on a rim that it's technically too small for it, suffered some general handling loss. I was trying to get that back, and maybe more.
So the question is both wheels and tires. I'll look at that tire size you mentioned.
I only went to the 20's just to get more availability at that diameter.

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Coletrain, have you done any suspension mods?

Cruising at 75-85 mph is when dampers and sways can make the truck FEEEEEL 1000% better. Puts a little go-cart in the DNA.

I switch between my truck and a heavily modified MX-5 (Miata). (And sometimes her truck. So both are 18 F150's with tall tires) You can imagine the contrast!

She does have Bilsteins, but everything else oem. My truck is Fox 2.5's and Hellwig sways front and rear.

It's AMAZING how different the trucks feel when we are interstating or cruising at high speed. Mine feels "tied down" and not floaty or numb. Honestly, the dampers and sways are worth every penny when I'm in that 75+ element.

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