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.

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