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post #1 of 12 Old 05-17-2010, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone help me with Tire ???'s

Ok guys, I mounted up my wheels today and I was sure they would fit. Well they fit but discount tire said they would rub in sharp turns. I have a 2002 F250 (2 Wheel Drive) no lift kit no leveling kit just stock hight. I was told by someone else that maybe I should try a 305/50/20 tire while discount tire is telling me to go with a 285/50/20 tire. Is it common to rub in sharp turns with big tires on the frame? I was thinking of a leveling kit but was told the leveling kit only allows you to clear the fender wall and my tires are rubbing on the frame of the truck.... Any suggestions???? As of now I have the tires mounted and they run fine straight, in curves and regular turns just when im trying to get in a tight spot or turn the wheel all the way is when it rubs.

What's the biggest tire I can run without any rubbing im leaning towards the aggressive look. Thanks

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A 305/50R20 isn't going to help you any. It's just as wide as what you have on there now. It's only a hair shorter. I assume that you mean that you're rubbing on the leaf springs? What width and offset are your wheels

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I had 35x12.50s with a leveling kit on 17x8 rims with a +19 offset (~5.25"). Mine rubbed like chit so I went with spacers and a 6 inch lift. I took them off and went back to 265x75r16. I would feel it would be too close to try the 305. The 285s SHOULD work but they may rub in tight turns. The reason it rubs the frame could be the rims and the backspacing.


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The width of the rims are 20X9... As far as backspacing im not 100% sure
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The width of the rims are 20X9... As far as backspacing im not 100% sure
just looked it up the offset is +12 for these rims
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Seems like you would need a little more of a negative offset to bring the wheels a little further away from the springs. I would personally add a leveling kit up front as well. It looks a little tight up there.
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Seems like you would need a little more of a negative offset to bring the wheels a little further away from the springs. I would personally add a leveling kit up front as well. It looks a little tight up there.
Im just going to get some 285/50/20 tires to be safe.. So these Nitto's will be for sale soon at a good price!
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I would be interested in seeing it with the 285's. I'm looking to possibly run some 285/65/18's when I have enough money for a leveling kit, and new tires and wheels.
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