How big of a lift kit would I have to put on my truck to run 36×12.5R16.5 military hummer tires?

I have a 1992 Ford F-250 4×4 extended cab, long box that will need tires soon and I want to get the 36×12.5R16.5 Goodyear Wrangler military hummer tires for it. It currently has 265/75R16 tires on it which comes out to about a 31-32" tire.
I laerned that I actually need the radial tires which are 37×12.5R16.5. So would these clear a 4" suspension lisft or would I need a bigger lift?

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3 Responses to How big of a lift kit would I have to put on my truck to run 36×12.5R16.5 military hummer tires?

  1. fodaddy19 May 19, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    You’ll need a 6 inch lift, and new wheels. the H1 tires require 16.5 inch wheels. They will not fit on your stock rims.The H1 rims will not fit on your truck as the bolt pattern is different as is the backspacing. You’ll also need to regear, for 36’s you’ll want 4.56 gears if you have the 460 or Powerstroke, 4.88’s if you have the 351W. Expect to spend about $1200 to have that done. Keep in mind also that the Goodyears used on the military H1’s aren’t that great in comparison to commerically available tires, Goodyear MT/Rs, BFG Krawlers, and any Interco tire will off superior performance. The primary focus of the military H1 tire is that it be cost-effective, and it is, but unless you have a cache of them that you got cheap, I wouldn’t bother with them.

  2. curtis May 19, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    hey on that model 3 inch body lift or a 4 inch suspension is all you need

  3. mulleted nightmare May 19, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    it funny you actually say this, i did this in the desert on my first deployment on a 1994 f-350 crew. if youre using the hmmwv wheels too, you will have massive clearance problems on your front leafsprings. sitting stock height you will lose about half of your turning radius which is bad in these things considering they already have the turning radius of a 4 axle mack pulling 2 40ft trailers..lol. if youre running the radial wranglers, those are actually 37×12.50×16.50 tires, the bias ply style were 36". good luck and check that back spacing before mounting them!!

    EDIT: fodaddy is wrong, lug spacing on HMMWV wheels is the same as f250/350, and the radial wranglers do bada$$ offroad in most conditions. they arent exactly made for rock crawling, but they hold their own with lowered pressure. in the mud, they chunk mud and clean out good as well. i have personally had a 10,000lb armored HMMWV in some hairy offroad conditions (loose sand, mud, 1′ deep gravel, and steep inclines)and never got stuck with the tires inflated to 35psi.