My truck is a 4X2. Its a long be though. If it were a short bed, then forget about it. It would of been too much for such a small truck. Since mine is a long bed, I think that a dually conversion that isn't so boxy, but rather more streamlined like the dodge rams, would look very nice. It'll also help me gain traction, especially in the rain. I'm always peeling out in the rain since the center of gravity for my truck is alot closer towards the front. I have a reg. cab, and a long bed. My truck is also stick shift, so that further contributes to the tire spin at the green lights when it rains.
Having wider tires would help, but it'll be cheaper to maintain two decent performance tires, and receive more contact area on the road, and prevent hydro planing in the rain, than to get a high performance tire.
If i get two 235/70/16, with traction "A", it'll cost me around $50 each. If i get a 315/--/--, with traction "A", it'll cost me around $150, and it wont have the same life span, and i still wont receive as much traction as with two 235's. Its a very good option all around, the only problem comes with the physical size of it. Is it appealing to the eye or not? And then there's parking, which i alreday have a hard time with.
Please provideme with contrasting points of view. I hate when i believe in something for so long to find out that I was wrong the entire time.
1999 Black F150, 4.6L 5spd manual, reg. cab, long bed, K&N air filter, Home Made Cold Air Intake, 10 disc sony cd changer, Wet Okole seat covers, and within the next week, a freakin superchip =O.....