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Old 10-29-2010, 02:55 PM
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New wheel/tire options on 99 F250

Hello all, I am fresh out of lurking and making my first post ever! I have a 99 F250 born on 4/4/99, SRW, 4x4, stock everything other than a superchip (I would like to get a cold air intake some day as well). I am looking to get a leveling kit for the truck and new wheels/tires. A shop in town quoted me for 2,500 for new rims, wheels and leveling kit... ouch. So to save money I am asking the following-
-What leveling kit would you recommend?
-What all terrain tires are good?
-What 16 or 17" wheels would work?
-Are steelies too weak for a F250?
-And are 35's too much to ask for?
Thanks all!
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Old 10-30-2010, 03:31 PM
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I'm going to answer your questions, with a couple myself and to , because I know that there are quite a few guys on here with kits and tires that they like.
First, $2,500 is a big wallup to the wallet, especially if you don't really know what you are buying.
What are you going to use your truck for mostly, everyday driving, towing, occasional trail rig, how's the winter like in your area?
I kept my stock 16's and went with Pro comp A/T's from 4wheel parts. I really like the BFG's A/T, but the "Buy 3 get 1 Free" sale was to hard to pass up and the budget is always tight when it comes to buying extras. Pro comp also makes a decent leveling kit that doesn't hit you too hard in the pocket book. I know a lot of guys like the Bilstien 5100's for shocks, which is what I'm planning on next. I know you can get your truck totally outfitted with a leveling kit from Les schwab. Tuff Country is I believe the kit they use, but the add-a-leaf kit develops an annoying squeak I've heard. So anyway, hope this helps a little.
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Old 10-31-2010, 11:21 AM
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Thanks for the reply!
-I am looking for mainly daily driving with occasional off road use (i.e. driving through a field, light mud) I would like to be able to tow if need be.
-Winters in Tennessee can be very bi-polar, snow one day, sun the next and ice storm the next, so good all season performance is a plus.
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:57 PM
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Depends on the rims, but $2500 is a decent price I'd say. A set of 35" tires will set you back $1200 no problems. Mickey Thompsons on sale will run you $600 for four rims, while other rims will run you $1000+.
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35" tires will require at least a 3" hanger kit, adj track bar and new shocks..like others have said wheels and tires all over the map as far as pricing. We have Level kits and wheel-tire packages..PM me if we can help.

Cary
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