You'd be hard-pressed explaining the need for 54-inch flotation tires in Los Angeles, but in Iceland they blend in just fine. A Ford dealer from the small island specializes in fitting larger, wider tires on 4x4 trucks and recently shared photos of a modified F-350 Super Duty. The one-ton-rated truck was given 54-inch tires, helping to more than triple the amount of ground clearance from 8 to 22 inches. Along with the added clearance, the truck will also gain a larger contact patch, helping to traverse loose surfaces.
While it wasn't specified, the larger tires may or may not require significant modifications to the axles, body, brakes, and suspension. Apparently, vehicles such as the F-350 are called Superjeeps as they are used to ferry natives and tourists across Iceland's highlands and glaciers. Check out the photos for the wide-tire goodness.
For comparison sake, a 2010 Ford F-350 FX4 Crew Cab with single rear wheels is fitted with 275/70-18 tires from the factory while 275/65-20-rated rubber with 20-inch wheels are also available. The first combined tire and wheel size stands 33.16 inches tall while the latter measures 34.08 inches.
Images courtesy of Ford Truck's Facebook.