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Old 10-03-2007, 06:56 PM
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Wheels, leveling and grill questions for 99 F-250

I just bought a 99 super duty crew cab. I'm looking to put on 05-08 20 inch factory wheels. I was just wondering if these would bolt up and if they wouldn't, why not?
Also i want to level out the front of my truck. I know to stay away from blocks but was wondering about a mini leaf pack in the front like Donahoe sells? Or if there is a softer riding maybe 2-2.5" replacement lift leaf spring. I don't want an add-a-leaf though.
After the leveling I was wondering what size rubber I could fit on the wheels, I think they are a 20 x 8.5.
Lastly I'm looking for grill options for the 99-04 front ends, I don't want to do the 07 front end yet. I really like the Harley grill and was wondering if something like it was made in chrome? I also kinda like the Limited Excursion grilles. Really any grill options will be looked into its just I was anticipating a 98 12v cummins Ram so I haven't really looked into the aftermarket for the Super Duty.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:01 PM
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welcome, the 05+ rims wont fit on pre 05 you will have to get wheel spacers the backspacing is the issue, they will rub alot

a spring pack or a whole new set of leafs (like from tuff country) will get ya up there 2+" and i believe you will be able to run 35-12.50s
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sounds like you have a good plan... now the 05-08 bolt pattern is the same but the offset is diff... so your wheels might rub at full turn,

Donahoe racing is by far one of the best lift kits so you wont be dissapointed with that... talk to dieselman77 hes a DR dist.

with a leveling kit you should be able to fit 33's easily maybe 35 but not with the newer wheels because of the offset
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Donahoe all the way with bilsteins. American Eagle has some nice wheels for a good price. They were cheaper than my Helo's and have a nicer finish.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:29 PM
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Thanks for the information. Does anyone see a problem with a wheel spacer and would I want to run a 12.5" wide tire on a 8.5 wheel with such a small sidewall?
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you should be fine with that set up
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the wheels rub at full turn but not bad. im looking to get spacers for mine right now.
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i generally dont like spacers up front... could be dangerous but thats just my opinion
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