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Old 08-20-2009, 08:13 AM
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smallest rim size for 08/09 F350

Anybody have 17 inch or even 16 inch wheels on a 2008/09 superduty. I don't like the big wheel craze and like the small rim with lots of sidewall look. Some wheel manufactures say a 17 inch rim will clear the brakes and tie rod ends and other say it wont. Anybody running this setup that could tell me for sure?
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:27 PM
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i'm not personally running them but 17s will fit. mine came factory with 17s. as far as 16s no, i had a set off my 04 and would not clear (plus most 16 have a very negative offset which would make them stick WAY out which looks cool but...)
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I thought that you needed at least an 18 for the 08-09s

I know 16's wont work, but im not sure about the 17's
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:48 PM
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Well 17's come stock on some xls and maybe some xlts but they are steel i think. Will the extra meat in a aluminum wheel still clear?
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I had a friend who tried 17x10 with 4.5BS and they hit the calipers...

He went 20's after that mishap.
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I have seen Walker Evans 17" wheels on 08 and up trucks. I am not sure what it took to get them on there. So Cal Super Trucks had some pictures on their site.
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Mounted a set of factory steel 17's on a customers 08 F250 wed pm so he could go drag racing and they cleared everything.
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we have axis beadlocks in 17s on our 08 f350 and they clear no problems.
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Depending upon your back spacing, a 17" will work, I don't recommend it simply because of how close it is to the calipers and how easy it would be for a small rock to get stuck and jam the wheel, damaging the caliper and wheel, I would at least do 18s, but to each his own
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:07 PM
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The rims i'm looking at have a 4.5 inch back spacing. I think i'm gonna order them and just hope they fit... The manufacturer says they will fit, but I'm still skeptical.
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