Looking for the Best Tires for Your Ford F-150? We've Got You Covered!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by Steve Huffman

America's best-selling pickup truck, the Ford F-150, deserves Tire Rack's best-selling tires. Many F-150 owners are passionate about their truck and hold on to them for a long period of time. Most owners even go through multiple sets of tires, due to the truck's long-lasting dependability. With that in mind, Ford truck owners want nothing but the best for their pickup.

I believe the best Highway All-Season tire for this vehicle is the Michelin LTX M/S2. This tires does it all and is exactly what you would expect from Michelin. It has superior all-season traction, a smooth and quiet ride and is offered with a 70,000-mile treadlife warranty.

If you're looking to get a little dirty and go off-road with the truck, one of the best On-/Off-Road All Terrain tires is the Firestone Destination A/T. This tire has been around for many years, but it never gets old. It takes on all newcomers and is still a best-selling tire in its class. Featuring Firestone's UNI-T technology, the tire blends off-road traction with enhanced on-road capabilities. UNI-T is a combination of technologies that merge a comprehensive design method with innovative manufacturing features for improved tire comfort, performance and wear.

Finally, if you're looking for F-150 tires to handle winter's worst condition, then go with the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1. This tire simply gets it done on ice and in the snow. With a focus on ice traction and braking, as well as wet road handling and hydroplaning resistance, this tire provides wintertime driving competence. Blizzak DM-V1 radials meet the industry's severe snow service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol.

Michelin LTX M/S 2
Michelin LTX M/S 2
Firestone Destination A/T
Firestone Destination A/T
Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-1
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1


All three tires have provided our customers with the driving experience they've been looking for and their comments prove this:

"I've had these tires on my truck for two weeks and they are just outstanding. They grip the road like glue in the rain. On the dry pavement they handle superb. They don't roll or pitch in the corners. You won't be sorry if you buy them." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2005 Ford F-150 XLT Sup Cab 4wd (Michelin LTX M/S2)

"Absolutely, hands down, the best all-terrain tire on the market. 90% on-road driving, 10% off-road. I wouldn't hesitate to drive my truck through anything with these. I've had more aggressive tires which gave up handling. These are a no compromise tire. Buy them ASAP if you're in the market before Firestone realizes they are worth double the price!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2011 Ford F-150 XLT 4wd Super Crew (Firestone Destination A/T)

"After reading the reviews for this tire and other winter traction tires, I decided on the Blizzaks. Best snow tire ever! I live in the Pacific Northwest and drive in varied conditions: compact snow and ice, deep snow, slush, water, uphill, etc. Great traction in all conditions. I hardly ever need to use four-wheel drive. I would highly recommend these tires to anyone, and I will never buy anything else." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 Ford F-150 Platinum 4x4 Super Crew (Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1)

Comments on Looking for the Best Tires for Your Ford F-150? We've Got You Covered!

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by mike:
can I mount 265 70r 17 tires on an 09 ford f150 supr cab 2whl dr with stock xlt rims
Friday, May 3, 2013 by Steve:
Yes, those will fit just fine.
Monday, July 15, 2013 by Nina:
Can I put 265/70R17 snow tires on a Ford F150 4x4 supercab. The tire size now is...LT 245/75R17
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by connie:
Hi, what size rims will fit my 07 f170 supercrew fx4 besides the stock 275 55 R20's that are on it?
Friday, September 6, 2013 by steve:
That size shouldn't be a problem on most F-150s.
Monday, September 9, 2013 by steve:
Hi Connie,
285-50-20 works just fine as well.
Monday, October 7, 2013 by Maria Garcia:
What is the biggest tire size I can put on a 07 f150 with stock wheels. I believe it was leveled.
Thursday, October 10, 2013 by steve:
Assuming your stock wheels are 17x7.5, the largest you can use is 265-70-17. Hope this helps.
Friday, October 18, 2013 by richard:
f150 4x4 supercrew looking for best winter tire size is 275/65/18 ,should i stay at this size or go to 17 inch tires.blizzak dmv1 how is its dry /wet handling compared to other tires.is michlin ltx a harsh tire ,what about goodyear wrt tires any rating on these ?
Friday, October 18, 2013 by steve:
Hi Richard,
You didn't says what your your truck is but you should be able to downsize without any problem. That will allow you to go with a much narrower tire. I use the DMV1 myself. It does great in the ice and snow, but they are a very soft tire. They won't handle as well as the Michelins. The Goodyears don't rate nearly as high as the Blizzaks. They just can't compete as far as pure winter traction goes.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by Al :
I have a 2010 subaru WRX, (not STI) i was told from the dealer that I CANNOT run steel wheels, as they don't exist.....what are my options? 225/45R17 on there now, it's been suggested to try 215/50R16 but i'm hesitant due to the conversation with the dealer.....or is this just the dealer trying to get me to buy expensive winter alloy wheels?
Monday, November 4, 2013 by Matt:
I have a 2005 f150 Lariat that came with 18" rims. Will 2010 F150 Rims (17") fit?
Friday, November 8, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Matt,
I would say that it is highly likely that they would fit just fine.
Monday, November 25, 2013 by Cody:
Hi I have a 2005 Ford F150 Supercrew 4x4, with 255-70-17...How musch bigger can I go without rubbing, leveling, or lifting?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 by Steve:
Hi Cody,
The only other size we list without modifications is 265-70-17.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Eduardo :
I have a 2005 ford lariat. Will 2011 ford rims fit well on my truck?
Sunday, December 29, 2013 by Keith:
I have a 2010 f150 xlt was looking at the Blizzak DM-V1 and was woundering can you have them on in the summer or are they just for winner
Monday, January 20, 2014 by Tim:
I have an 04 F150 FX4 with stock 18" wheels and 2" level. What is the largest tire i can put on without rubbing issues. Also do a little off roading but not mudding. Looking for great wet weather traction also. Thanks
Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
We only list the stock 275/65R18 in our system, so we can't provide the largest size before rubbing. An F-150 forum is a great place to check as other drivers may help you find the limit. Sorry we couldn't provide you an exact answer.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Jason:
Whats the largest wheel/tire i can put on a 2wd 2013 f150? It has stock 265/60R18 currently.
Friday, January 31, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
If you want to stick with your stock wheels you can go up to a 275/65R18 with no lift required. If you want larger wheels we have up to 24” wheels. Any tires over 32” tall would require a lift for your vehicle though. For comparison, your stock tires are about 30.6” tall. The 275/65R18 tires are 32.1” tall. Hope this helps.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Marlon :
What are your recommendations for 07 F150 SuperCrew.. Mainly city driving, nothing too expensive, the truck is still stock. Thank you!
Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
If you're running the 255/70R17 then Firestone Destination LE 2 is the best rated for the money (currently $137 per tire). The next option would be the General Grabber HTS at $127 each.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 by mike:
Hi, I have a 2010 f150 supercrew xlt (xtr edition) which comes stock with 275/65/r18. I am looking at a set of winter tires for it...will a drop down to 265/70/17 bf goodrich winter slalom be suitable?
thanks
Friday, May 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
We don't carry the BFGoodrich Winter tire in that size, but we would suggest the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1, as the best winter tire for an F-150.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 by Jack:
Looking to see whats the biggest tire I can fit on my stock rims for an f150 2013 xlt ecoboost
Saturday, June 21, 2014 by Carlos:
Hi. Can I put P275/60R20 on my 2009 f150 XLT? I currently have p275/55R20.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
We would not be able to guarantee the fitment of a tire that size on the vehicle. The 275/55R20 you have on the truck now is the biggest tire that I can guarantee.
Monday, July 7, 2014 by skyler:
Is dunlopht any good for ford f150 2000
Monday, July 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
The Dunlop Rover H/T is ranked towards the middle of the pack in its category. Try taking a look at the Firestone Destination LE 2. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Firestone&tireModel=Destination+LE+2&affiliate=TZ4
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by michael parham:
I have an f150 2010 with P265/60/18R. They look really small and I would like something bigger and all terrain. Any suggestions?
Friday, July 18, 2014 by ken:
Hey guys I have a 2002 F150 street truck with 17"x 7.5"wheels, what is the widest tire I can put on my truck? 285x60Rx17? 275x60Rx17?
Thanks
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Ken, the widest size that will fit both the rim and the truck is 275/60R17.
Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Michael, you should be able to go up to 275/65R18 without any problem. That's about 1.5" taller.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by Pop:
2011 ford f150 xlt v8 5.0
What is the biggest tire and rim I can go with before I need to use a level kit
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Marc:
Looking for toyo winter tires for a 2014 limited f150 truck
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Marc, we do not offer Toyo winter tires. Sorry we are unable to assist. Here's a list of the Toyo tires we carry: http://bit.ly/toyo_tires
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Pop, there are several factors that go into it, but you can go all the way up to 26" tires and wheels.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by Rony m:
I have 4dr 2003 Ford F150, what are the biggest size tires I can mount on a 17" wheel. I am trying to go with all terrain tires.
Friday, August 8, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
It may depend on the model of your F-150, but usually the largest 17" size we list for the truck is 265/70R17. Please feel free to give us a call to be certain.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 by alex:
Can I put 295/60/20 on my 2005 f150 lariat 2wd and do I have to lift it?. Currently has 275/55/20
Monday, August 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Alex, the 295/60R20 is a taller size than we would recommend for a F-150 using stock suspension. A lift kit or fender flares would likely be required.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by Lisa:
Hello,

My husband just bought a 2014 Ford F150 Lariat and we are wondering what is the biggest size of tire we can get for the truck. It came with 18 but we were hoping to go bigger.
Sunday, September 7, 2014 by Paul :
I have a 2013 F150 XLT , can I put a 265/65R17 on for winter
Monday, September 8, 2014 by MOHMMED 75:
HEY GUYS CAN I PUT LT285/70/17 WITH F150 5.0 2013 ALSO DO NOT WANT THE LOSS OF PERFOMANCE
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
A 285/70R17 tire is slightly larger than what we will guarantee as a fitment. It will also lengthen your gearing due to the taller height of the tire. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Paul, our preferred winter fitment is 235/75R17 as this keeps the diameter most accurate and allows for a narrower tire for better winter grip. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Saturday, September 13, 2014 by sandy:
My Ford F150 has tires that are size P265/70R/18. I found a good deal on 255/65R/18. Will these work on my truck and on my rims? Thanks
Monday, September 15, 2014 by John:
hi guys, I have a 2012 f150 fx4 supercrew will 235/75r/17 blizzac dmv1 work for winters or should I go with 265/70/17. thanks for your time.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Darren:
I have a 2014 F150 FX4 with 275-55-R20 tires. I want to put 17" rims on it for the winter. 1st can this be done?? and 2nd what tire size do I need?? to be similar to the 20's thats on it now?? Thanks
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Jesse:
I have a 86 F150 fixing to put 16 in rims on it what size tire would you recomend? I don't really off road nor do I spend much time on the highway just a general all around tire.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Darren, 17" wheels and tires can be used on the truck to provide a more cost-effective and better performing Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package. Our preferred size is 235/75R17. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
John, the narrower 235/75R17 will work and is preferred due to its superior traction advantage over the wider tire. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by MORGAN:
Can I put a set of BFGoodrich AllTerrain TA KO's 275/70r18 on a 2014 F-150 supercrew XLT 4x4 Offroad' without the issue of rubbing? I have the stock tires on now that are goodyears 275/65r18's now.
Monday, September 22, 2014 by john:
Will 265 65 17 tires fit on my 2005 f-150 xlt.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Morgan, a 275/70R18 is slightly taller than what we would guarantee as a fitment on a stock F-150. A lift or leveling kit would be recommended.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Jesse, the most popular size for this truck when equipped with 16" wheels is 245/70R16. This offers a good amount of all-season and all-terrain tire options. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by Josh:
I have a 2013 ford f-150 xlt super crew that came with 17's. The stock michellins look really small. What can I do to beef the size up without giving up ride and sound quality?
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
John, a 265/65R17 should fit on the 2005 F-150, however the 265/70R17 is more popular and a guaranteed fit. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Thursday, September 25, 2014 by Craig:
I have a 2013 4x4 f150 crew cab. When I purchased it the dealer had a second set of stock 20 inch rims he gave to me in the deal. Tire size 275 55 20. What winter tire would be best for these rim, the Blizzak DM-V1 or michelin x-ice 2? Also could I go narrower on this rim say 255 55 20?
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Craig, both of these options have been very well liked and would be a good fitment for this truck. We would recommend staying with the 275/55R20 as not to throw off the speedometer.
Friday, September 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Josh, the next larger size available in 17 is a 285/70R17. However, this is not recommended without the use of a lift or leveling kit. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by Anthony:
Hi, I have a 2011 Ford F150 4X4 Xlt Super crew, current tires are P265 70R 17, I want to get a winter tire, but would like to get 18 inches. What size tire should I get?
Thanks
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by diane:
Have 2014 F150 STX currently has P275 65R18 they seem too much for what we need. Is there a smaller tire that will be less maintainence but won't void any factory warranties or effect truck performance. I realize it isn't going to tow like the other tires.
Friday, October 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Anthony, our preferred winter size for an F-150 with 18" wheels is 255/70R18. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, October 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Diane, tt is not recommended to downsize from the 275/65/18 if this was your Original Equipment size as this will throw off the speedometer and odometer. There are also a good amount of tires available in this size, however, if you desire other choices than the original tire.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 by Greg:
2004 lariat 4x4 4 doors, has been leveled out with fender flares. What is the biggest mud tire and recommended size. Have a nice big hole I would like to fill but the 17 inch rim looks to be only 7 inches wide. I may be wrong but need bigger tires for looks and performance.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Justin:
I have a 2013 f-150 fx2 with 275/55/20 tires. Can I put 275/60/20 tires on it?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Bertin:
I have a 2013 Ford F150 XTR with 275/65R18 as stock wheels... Can I put 255/70R18 instead?
Monday, November 3, 2014 by Daniel:
Hey tire rack team!

I have a 2012 STX f150. I have 235 75r17 on my truck now. Will 265 70r17 tires fit with out any other modifications?

Thanks!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Bertin, 255/70R18 is a size that we list as a fitment. This size should work without any kind of lift or leveling kit. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Friday, November 7, 2014 by Ray:
will P215/50R/17 fit stock rims on a 2002 F150 supercrew 4X4
Saturday, November 8, 2014 by Brent:
Hey there, I just purchased a 2014 Lariat with 20"rims/ tires ....will my 18" snow tires/wheels fit from my 2010 XTR. Fit do you know ? Thanks in advance.....
Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Brent, please give us a call at (800) 428-8355. We would be happy to review your previous order to determine compatibility. -- marshall@tirerack.com
Sunday, November 16, 2014 by Kevin :
Hey, Just bought a 2014 F-150 XLT with stock tires on 17 inch rims. I was looking around for beefier all season tires but was unsure how big of a tire I could go with. Does anybody run bigger tires and have had good luck with a certain tire? Any suggestions would help. Thank you.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by jeff:
i have a 2006 ford f150 xlt super cab has a 6 inch lift on can i put those new all terrain ta k02 bf goodrich tires on it???
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Jeff:
New tires for 2011 RWD F-150 for the lovely northeast Ohio winters?
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Monte:
I have a stock height 2003 F150 XLT Super Crew Cab. What would be the largest AT or Rugged Terrain tires I can put on this truck without adjusting the height?
Friday, November 21, 2014 by Greg:
Are 275/70/18 Toyo Open Country II too wide for driving in the snow I currently have 305/55/18 and I am all over the place in Northeast Ohio's snowbelt
Monday, November 24, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Jeff, What size wheel and tire combo is currently on your truck? Are you willing to run a separate set of tires for the winter months?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Monte, what size diameter and width wheel were you looking to use?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Tire Rack Team:
Greg, the narrower tire would certainly be preferred, however to comment any further on sizing we would need to know the vehicle type to look at other options. What kind of vehicle do you own?

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