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New Tires Rubbing?

I have a 2004 F250 w/ stock 16" Rims. I got a set of 06 Ford Factory 18" rims and tried to fit BFG 305/65/18's on it. They rub my leaf springs quite a bit. The Tire guy said the backspacing on the OEM Ford rims was causing this. Does anyone know what backspacing the OEM 18" rims are and the appropriate backspacing I would need on an 18" rim for the 305/65/18's not to rub. Also, I need a leveling kit in front, but want to hold out on that right now. Would the Leveling kit solve the problem? Any Suggestions?
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i dont kno much about the backspacing but I know a leveling kit would fix it definately. I have a 99 and put a 2.5" leveling kit on it and was able to tuck 35s with slight rubbing on the hard left.

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The leveling kit should take care of your problem. If you are dead set on those wheels and no lift than you might be able to get spacers for the front. IMO I would just get the leveling kit there are alot of other guys runing 35's on stock rims so maybe they will reply.
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I thought the offset of the newer wheels was different than the older. I dont think any lift will fix that.
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"They rub my leaf springs quite a bit"
not positive but I think back spacing is 4 1/2 stock.
my tires will hit the sway bay when turned he full amount, makes u-turning a pain
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A leveling kit will not fix your tires rubbing the springs, you will have to either get a wheel spacer or a different set of wheels. I am not sure what the stock backspace is, sorry
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If you can block your front diff. you could probably get a little clearance from the leafs but i never heard of a level kit with blocks i got coils on mine thats why those rub on yours bcause they were for a coil truck i don't think an addaleaf will help you with clearance when turning you'll have to space the diff from the leafs or try some spacers but i have heard bad stuff about them

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