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Towing on 20" tires?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Luckie Stiff, May 20, 2018.

  1. May 20, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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    Luckie Stiff

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    New truck has 265/55/20 tires on it. According to what I've read they'll do the trick for towing my TT. My hesitation comes from almost always having a truck with max 18" wheels, the sidewall height makes me scratch my head. I do see lots of trucks on 20s towing just fine. Am I just being old?
     
  2. May 20, 2018 at 6:50 PM
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    I have only had a few experiences towing with 20’s.

    Ford has the 275/60/20 and has a walloping load index 126 rating on the F250. (That’s 3750 lbs)

    I swapped out to 20’s from a 3/4 ton Denali to my 1 ton. Ride was stiffer, towed nice, and I couldn’t get a tire shop to touch my truck with a load index rating of 121 since my OEM rating is 124. So I was stuck. Sold the 20’s and went back to 18’s.

    I wouldn’t worry about towing with 20’s, you should have no issues.
     
  3. May 20, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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  4. May 21, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    just for schitzengiggles here's the specs for my tires
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  5. May 21, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    The Limited's and Platinum's come with 20" wheels standard so I'm not sure what the issue would be?

    My '11 Platinum had them and I towed my Z06 and boat around no problem.
     

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