Project F150: Part Three – Center Line Wheels and Nitto Tires
In Part Two, we addressed concerns with our truck’s forward lighting situation. The comments section caught fire in a hurry, and we were happy to see that! Our LEDs continue to provide a big boost in headlight output, and our position remains the same regarding the poor light performance of our stock F150. For those that missed the comments, we’ll point you to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (Highway Loss Data Institute).
“Most pickup truck headlights rate poor” – and that unfortunately, applies to our F150 (2016-2017 F150 trucks were rated “Poor”). We got over that with our upgrade, and if you find your rig in the same boat, you know one good way to handle it!
Here in Part Three, we’ll deal with a basic but important set of decisions when selecting wheels and tires for your vehicle. We’ll freely admit that aesthetics are a big part of our choice, but we have other considerations too. We selected Center Line RT3X wheels and a set of Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires.
This newer hybrid tire borrows from Nitto's full off-road Mud Grappler M/T lineup. So, what other considerations are there beyond looks? We’re after an all-weather fighter with our tow rig, and tires are a big consideration. No, we don’t plan on any hard core off-road events, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want the durability that comes with a typical off-road tire.