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Putting 18" wheels on a 03" 2wd

The guy across the street is selling his 18" tires off his 06' F250, Im interested in them but have a few questions. My dad had a set of 17" on his 01' F250 2wd and I know the front tires rubbed on the wheel wells when he turned. So Im assuming that the 18" will rub as well? If I get a levelling kit and lift the front end of my truck up 2" will this prevent the rubbing of the tires on the wheel wells? Also any idea how many MPG I would lose going from the stock 16" to the 18" tires? Im getting about 17mpg in the city right now.

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as far as mpg im not sure. But if you get a leveling kit you will be fine with the 18s. No seed to worry about it.

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