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post #1 of 7 Old 12-24-2013, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to lift with new wheels/tires

Hey everyone, new to to forums. So right now I have a 2005 f350 crew cab long bed 4x4. What I'm looking to do is a 4.5-5.5" lift. I've been doing some reading, and I've noticed tire running being a problem. My main question would be with a 5.5" lift, what size wheels and tires could I fit underneath it without problem? Also, would I need to buy wheels with back spacing and/or offset? Thanks in advance!


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With coil springs I'm sure you could run 37's with minor trimming. That Look would be badass.


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I'm running leaf springs with a leveling kit and I have 35s and they don't rub so with coil springs and that lift you should be able to fit 37s no problem but might have a little fender rubbing if your tire width is more then 12.5


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Thanks. As far as wheels go, would I need to look into getting some with back spacing or offset?

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Thanks. As far as wheels go, would I need to look into getting some with back spacing or offset?
I'm no wheel expert so don't take everything I say to heart but mine are offset and clear but if I picture it correctly it would be better for you too have a 0 or positive offset rather then a negative since you don't have leaf springs to worry about hitting.. Maybe some other guys will chime in on it and give you a little bit better information

Edit: the reason I say that about the offset is because a negative would push your tires out farther and risk rubbing on the wheel wells
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On my 06 I run a 6" lift with a 20x12 on 35x12.5's and no rubbing.
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I personally think a leveled truck (2" front, F350 blocks in rear) with 35's looks the best.
No trimming, fills the wheel wells, gives it a great stance, and you dont sacrifice the huge mileage dump from the sky high lift exposing you undercarriage.

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