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post #1 of 11 Old 09-20-2008, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel help...99-04 to 05-07

Hey guys, I'm looking for info on what to do if I wanted to put 05 style wheels on my 99 F-350.
What needs to be done, and do you think it's worth it?

I have the factory aluminum (non-polished) rims and will sooner or later change to either chrome or polished alum 05-07 factory style rims..mine are oxidizing and look worse and worse!

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You need to get high quality wheel spacers to run the 05-08 wheels on a 99-04.

05-08 wheels have more backspacing than the 99-04s.
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How much spacing?
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1.5" or 2.0" spacer.


You can run the 05-08 wheels without them, but they'll be tucked under the truck and you'll most likely hit the leaf springs with the tires close to full lock.
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Great, thanks for the help! Actually I have one more question, may be a stupid one but here it goes...do I need spacers for the back wheels?
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If you want them to look the same as the front, yes.

They moved the wheel mounting surface out on the 05+ axles so if you don't use spacers the tires will be further under your 99 than the front wheels with the spacers would be.
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Excellent, I'll be giving that a try. A little worried about wheel spacers causing vibrations but I'll see how it goes...
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If you get some high quality steel, hub-centric spacers you should be good.
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Maybe a silly question, but where can a fellow PS owner get good high quality steel hub-centric spacers?
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