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Old 01-01-2013, 01:24 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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dedicated front tires?

Ok thinking out loud here....I am currently running 245 75 16 on my dually

The back has plenty of traction, but the front is a little weak. I live in the mountains and set off the abs at least once a week under 20mph. I do pull a 12ft dump trailer (2tons empty) and frequently pull 12K mostly 10 or so miles.....lots of gravel and clay roads. What kind of issues would i get in to with abs 4wd etc by running say an 18in rim with a wider tire on the front. I would leave the rear alone for now due to money constraints...Truck is a work truck with a service body so appearance plays a role but not huge. Thoughts
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:59 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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I would think no issue as long as the tire height remains the same. I've seen guys switch out 4 wheels on a dually and run stock steelies on the inside rears to save a buck.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:55 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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Thanks that is what i was thinking
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:39 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Just keep in mind a wider tire is not necessarily gonna give you better traction. You may just need to switch to something with a bit more meat. If its snow: skinny is better, sand, wide with soft sidewalls, etc . It's really gonna matter where you drive.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:46 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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245 is a good size, just go with a aggressive tread tire
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:49 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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ABS: looks for speed difference , very closely so rotating speed of sensors has to stay they same x 4 corners, if it see's a sensor or two turning slower during braking it will think it's skidding and will apply ABS,

4X4 : touch more leaniant butt the bigger the differance = more strain on system...

P.S.>> some sports cars run diff sizes front and rear , but that's preprogrammed into system,
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can we run a 245 on our stockers without a spacer?
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I use a 2" adapter on the rear otherwise tires rub. Tried a 1/2in spacer but studs were too short
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:51 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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i use 2"
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