Go Back   F150online Forums > Powertrain & Mechanical > Wheels, Tires & Brakes
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Wheels, Tires & Brakes

Welcome to F150Online Forums!
Welcome to F150Online.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the F150Online Forums community today!





Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-23-2001, 12:22 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 128
Post What's biggest tire size for spare area (285/75R16)?

Hey all,
On a '98 4x4 supercab short box.

Anyone know if a 285/75R16 will fit up into the spare tire area? I really hate to buy new rims (16x8) to run 285/75R16's, but if I can't get them into the spare area then I probably won't get them and stick to 265/75R16's.

Frank
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-23-2001, 03:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 327
Post

I don't know if the 'spare' space is all the same from model to model, but your answer may lie here if they are all the same:

http://www.f150online.com/f150board/...ML/000796.html
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-23-2001, 04:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS,USA
Posts: 927
Post

285-75r-16 BFG A/T fits fine under mine, close but it fit.....Dave

Click the image to open in full size.

------------------
1998 F-150,4x2,4.6 AUTOMATIC, XLT
Click the image to open in full size.
FABTECH LIFT 6.5
BODY LIFT 3IN (6"11 1/2")
LIFT LIPS
315 GEOLANDERS
EAGLE 143 16X10s
SUPERLIFT TRACTION BARS
NERF BARS
F&R LUMI LOGOS
SUPERCHIPPED
FLOWMASTER 40
CB (TX CHAPTER MUST)
CLEAR CORNERS
IMAGE COVERS BACK LIGHTS
COVERKING DASH COVER
SNUG LID
BEDLINER AND MAT
EGR FENDER FLARES
CLASS III HITCH
STROBES
PAINTED MOTOR
AIRAID KIT W/PREFILTER
BUG SHIELD AND RAIN GUARDS
6 DISC CD CHANGER
BLUE LIGHTS UNDER TRUCK
MUTH MIRRORS

San Antonio
DWESSELS89@AOL.COM

FUTURE MODS
4.56 GEARS
SUPER CHARGER
HEADERS
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-23-2001, 07:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right Coast
Posts: 2,946
Post

Well thats a relief. Now that I have the 285s on my truck the 235 spare definetly won't cut it. Now I just need to find an old one to mount on my spare rim.

------------------
1997 F-150 Lariat
Ext Cab Short Box
4x4 Off Road Package
3.55 Gears
265/75 R16 Uniroyal Laredo M/Ts

Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.

My 2 cents worth

If you're gonna stroke it, POWERSTROKE IT!!!

http://www.powerstroke73.homestead.com/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-26-2001, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Posts: 128
Post

How close is anyone's exhaust pipe?

I'll probable have to move my Gibson since it was put in with the stock spare and positioned in the middle of clearances. Now that maybe too close for 285/75r16.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-27-2001, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Puyallup, WA
Vehicle: 2013 Ford F150
Posts: 4,113
Post

Is that the stock 16x7 wheel? Looks like a 265, because the sidewalls don't look 'pinched' at all, but the way it fills the area, I'm sure it has to be a 285.

Does anybody know how tall a 285/75/16 is compared to say, a 255/70/16? If 285's fit on the stock wheels like that, I really wish now I had gone bigger!

I'm also wondering about the exhaust. Mine just barley clears the 255 I've got. Had to even offset the spare as I cranked it up. Probably didn't cut far enough on the stock exhaust to attach the muffler closer to the cats. It's welded now, oh well, that's another forum.

------------------
1997 F150 4x4 Off Road, SC, Short Box, 5.4, Royal Blue/Silver, K&N, Gibson SS.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-27-2001, 01:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Puyallup, WA
Vehicle: 2013 Ford F150
Posts: 4,113
Post

I just noticed that DAVENSA is running 315 Geolanders. I would guess this is his tire size. These have to be much taller then the 285 he has as a spare? Not wanting to beat a dead horse, but if he puts that spare on, I would think 'nasty' things will happen to his axles?

Just trying to figure this whole tire size/spare tire size issue out.


------------------
1997 F150 4x4 Off Road, SC, Short Box, 5.4, Royal Blue/Silver, K&N, Gibson SS.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-27-2001, 02:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Buffalo, NY US
Vehicle: 1997 Ford F150 4x4
Posts: 336
Smile

I am not a tire expert - I rely on you guys for advice. I did however find a tire size calcualtor that I sent to my friends. If anyone needs it let me know. You can find me in chat every night & I can look it up & send it to you. I THINK it was at Dunn Tire but I am not 100% positive. Good luck!

------------------
Click the image to open in full size.
Love my truck & PROUD of it! If you can't beat 'em, you're NOT driving a FORD!
Shovies PROVE that FORD'S are #1!!
'97 Black F150 XLT ORP 4X4 Reg Cab/LB
4.6L/auto/3.55 LS/power EVERYTHING,
nerf bars, 17" wheels, fog lights, trailer hitch w/electrical connector, front tow hooks, bed rail caps,
6 CD changer, lumbar support & 3 cow license plates - so far!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-04-2001, 09:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Lexington, SC USA
Vehicle: 2001 Ford F150
Posts: 165
Send a message via AIM to fireman467
Post

My 97 4X4 Supercab had no problems with the 285 spare. It was tight and took a little finesse, but no problem. I have duals coming out underneath the rear bumper with no problem with the spare.
-Michael
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-05-2001, 11:41 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Missouri
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150
Posts: 46
Post

I have my 285/75/16 spare mounted in the stock location just fine.
Boy is it a pain to get that big a$$ tire
in and out of there. Luckily I haven't had to touch it since I put it there.


------------------
'98 F-150, 4X4, ORP, Lariat SC, 5.4L, auto, electical/towing groups, 6" Trailmaster lift, billit grill, Eagle Alloy 16X9 wheels, 285/75/16 Wrangler AT/S tires, K&N, Flowmaster full duals, Ford/Duraliner bedliner, 87000 miles. Click the image to open in full size.
'92 F-150, 4X4, 5.0L, 5Sp., Flareside, Eagle alloys, BFG 31X10.50, K&N, Flowmaster catback duals, hooker shortie headers, aluminum grill gaurd, PIA lights, bedliner, stainless wheel well moldings and bedcaps, ventshades, bugshield, 145000 miles.
[img]file:///C|/MyStuff/HomePage/www/MyTruck2small.jpg[/img]
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-05-2001, 05:09 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Norwalk, CA
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F150
Posts: 178
Post

Well I see that a 285 fits fine but what about the weight on that little cable! How much can It actually hold? I've heard of people saying that their spare fell of on the freeway because the cable snapt.

------------------
1998 F150 Triton 5.4L (4x2)
K&N Air Filter
Pioneer 4100 W/remote
2\10" Rockford Fosgate Punch He. RFP4310
CatBack system with Magnaflow system 3" Pipe
3" Performance Acc. Body lift, with lift lips
Xenon HID Super Whites 9007's
Front Clear Corners
Sonnax Line pressure modulator kit model#AX4N
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-08-2001, 07:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Carolina, Puerto Rico, USA
Vehicle: 1998 Ford F150
Posts: 1,177
Post

69mach1

What Trailmaster lift is that one? Have not heard of the 6" lift yet. Where did you get it?

Thank you in advance for your reply.

------------------
My Ride: 1998 F150 4x4 Lariat Supercab Flareside 5.4L in Oxford White/gold, ORP, Tow Package, 3.55 Gears.

Modifications:
Optima Red Top Battery
Split Fire Spark Plugs
K&N FIPK
Gibson Supertruck Exhaust System
Stepshield door sill protectors
Performance Accesories 3" Body Lift
Performance Accesories Lift Lips by Mountain Enterprises
Superlift 3" lift blocks
Gabriel Gas Ryder LT VST Shocks
Daystar Front Anti-sway Bar Polyurethane Bushings
Heckethorn Steering Stabilizer
35x12.5R16.5LT BFG All Terrain KO's
16.5x9.75 American Eagle 589's.
McGard Premium Wheel Locks

Photos at: http://www.communicomgroup.com/jmtruck
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-08-2001, 05:44 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: San Marcos, CA, USA
Vehicle: 2002 Ford F-150
Posts: 398
Post

The fact that a 285 is smaller than a 315 shouldnt matter too much. Cars run with the micro sized spares. I would guess the only probs youd run into are when you have an LS rear end...in which case id think you need to do a bit of tire swapping.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-08-2001, 05:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS,USA
Posts: 927
Post

Well the question was would a 285 fit.....not if I have a 315 spare......I have no axle in the front so it wouldnt bother it....I will be getting a large spare before I go on any long road trips......Dave

oh...and no it wont fit under the truck, it will go in the bed.....
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2001, 05:53 PM


 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:10 PM.


 
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Contact Us Advertising Privacy Statement Terms of Service Jobs Forum Text Archives
Emails & Contact Details