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post #1 of 12 Old 02-25-2007, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Tires + Wheels + lift= Confusion

Here is my problem inwhich I need everyones . My '07 c/c sb F350 looks like all of the others on the road and I want to make it slightly different. My plan was to install a superlift 4" lift throw on a set of 35's regear to 4.10's and stand out from the "stocker crowd". My problems arise when I think about the tires and rims, either way I have to get new/ wider rims to make sure that the tires last. Should I stay with an 18" rim or step it up to a 20"?? Do I have more "Load Range E" choices with one size vs the other? Also who do you all thinks makes the best AT or MT for a fullsize truck that is going to go hunting, pull a trailer, load the bed with hay and grain, and of course look cool :whistle: ? The majority of the time my truck is going to be working and only a slight portion of the time it is gong to be wheelin'. Help!!!

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Well I would say the superlift is a good start Ilove mine But are you going to be saticfied with just 4" I got the 8" and I would love to go bigger.I went with a 38" tire on a 20" rim but since your only going with 35" I would say that a 18" would look nice.Ithink if you go with a 20"rim and a 35" tire thats not going to give you a hole lot of side wall.As for the load capac.Im not sure what to go with.I went with motto700 mt with mickeys but I don't do ahole lot of towing.maybe someone else has some info on that.

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I too think that the 20" on 35's will not look good. You are on to something about the availablity of E tires. I made the mistake of going with 17" wheels and can only find one E tire for my wheel. I am stuck with Nitto Mud Grapplers forever. Just do your research first. Find All of the tires that you think you would like and get the specs. Then compare the 18 to the 20.
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Check on manufacturer tire websites and you will see a size and spec page which will tell you just about every dimension you'll want to know, as well as load range. I had 35's on 18's with a 4 inch lift on my 99, you can see pictures of it in my garage. My truck was a long bed though. 20's on 35's look pretty decent on a super duty, I would suggest the 18's though. Overall it will be cheaper, and since you'll be doing some wheeling you'll have more sidewall and less chance of rim damage. I would stick with an AT tire, it will last longer. Nitto Terra Grappler or the newer Mickey Thompson ATZ's are tops on my list.

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I recommend Toyo Open Country Mud Terrian, 35 inch tire, 20 inch rim. Your not going to have alot of choices in load range E but load range D should do you just fine. I have yet to damage any of my tires when loading down my truck. I don't run 35's but I do run Load Range D as there are more available options out there.

If you want an all terrian and you want to stay with load range E then the best bet for you would be BFG All Terrians K/O load Range E but I don't think your gonna get them to fit a 20 inch rim. I think the biggest rim they go is 18 inch rim size. But I do know you can get them in 35's.


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My truck has 20" 35x13.5's on it. They are ProComp Extreme A/T's in load range E. I think they look pretty good. But my truck came with them so I didn't exactly choose them.

My truck also has a 5" lift which is enough for me. I don't think I would like it any higher. But I use mine for highway driving a good bit along with everything else.
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I have a 2' pro comp lift and i run nitto 325 60 r20 witch is a 35.2 x12.9 and i pull a boat and a goseneck and have no problems

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beepbeepbeepbeep Blake!

I did not know anyone made a 2 foot lift? What size tires you runnin?

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2in sorry. 35's

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i think that if you are going to be using this for work a 4 inch is great. i think you should look a the Toyo Open Country M/T in load range E. now for 18 vs. 20. i think 18 would look better w/ a 35 than a 20 would . if you were running 37s or 38s i would def go 20. For wheels i would look at the KMC XD series. Hope this helps you out.
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