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post #1 of 5 Old 11-29-2010, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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16" rims?? possible?

Will they fit on on 08? I'm just not real big into the larger rims and prefer the look of more rubber. I have he stk 18" and i'm looking to upgrade soon. So i was wondering if there 16" rims that would fit on our trucks.
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I have an 08 F-350 DRW and it has 17" rims on it factory. But I doubt 16" would fit. The reason I say that is there is like 1/8' of clearance between the brake calipers and front wheels. Its possible the 350 DRW (with tow boss package) has larger front calipers , but I bet it has the same front brakes as every other super duty. Try calling one of the larger aftermarket wheel manufactures customer support/tech lines and asking them. They should know what will and won't fit , especially if they're trying to sell you some expensive sh*t.
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16s won't work, and only some 17's will. It has something to do with if the inside of the wheel is tapered or not I believe.

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If you have 18's and you want to 'upgrade' then why not go to 20's or something? I think by going down in size you will be downgrading.

No 16's will not fit. Has to do with the taper of the wheel and the brake caliper IIRC.
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Unfortunately everyone is giving you accurate guidance; 17" wheels are the smallest that will fit over the 2008+ brake calipers. As TrippleE44 said as well, there are even some 17" wheels that will not fit.

Is there a particular wheel manufacturer that you had in mind?
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