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Old 02-12-2012, 10:19 AM
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What size lift is this and what size tire could I go with?

Hey, just picked up a 2002 F350 with a lift. Not sure what size it is. The guy couldnt afford new bigger tires so it has Michelin 275/70/18 tires on it. I am keeping the wheels but want to go with a larger tire. Any thoughts on the size lift this is and what size tire I could go to WITHOUT rubbing????






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I have 315/75/16 tires and they hit the leaf springs.


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Old 02-12-2012, 10:46 AM
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I'd put 35s on it. my guess on lift is 6-8 inches
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:33 PM
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looks like about a 4" lift to me. it just "appears" like it is bigger because there's so much wheel to fender gap. some 35x12.50's would probably fit just fine. didn't the previous owner know what he put on? or has the truck just exchanged owners a few times since it was installed? It appears that someone had larger tires on it once since the lower front plastic valance is shaved/radiused at the bottom. kindof a tell tale sign that someone opened it up from a larger tire rubbing.....

edit: take some pictures of the rear block/springs and the front springs/pitman arm and track bar drop bracket. might make it a little easier to figure out. especially the rear block setup since it appears to have the stock rear springs with an add a leaf under it. I imagine it's a 4" procomp lift to be exact.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:46 PM
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looks like about a 4" lift to me. it just "appears" like it is bigger because there's so much wheel to fender gap. some 35x12.50's would probably fit just fine. didn't the previous owner know what he put on? or has the truck just exchanged owners a few times since it was installed? It appears that someone had larger tires on it once since the lower front plastic valance is shaved/radiused at the bottom. kindof a tell tale sign that someone opened it up from a larger tire rubbing.....

edit: take some pictures of the rear block/springs and the front springs/pitman arm and track bar drop bracket. might make it a little easier to figure out. especially the rear block setup since it appears to have the stock rear springs with an add a leaf under it. I imagine it's a 4" procomp lift to be exact.
The guy didn't know much about the lift. He bought the truck from his brother in law. I took one of the wheels off today and measured the backspacing at 5", this seems a bit much to me and I wonder if I put a wider tire on if it will rub the leaf springs????? You are correct, it is an add a leaf sitting on like 4.5" blocks. And yes, I noticed the front had been trimmed as well. I just dont want to invest in new tires on these rims and have it sit like a bread truck.........so i guess my question is knowing it's an 18x10 wheel with 5" backspacing, should I get different wheels or would they be ok with wider tires and look good but not rub?
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:38 PM
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I have 315s and i know they rub at full lock. I dont know if they will do that with the lift or not. I'd look at 35s and just leave the rims on it
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You could run 35s no problem.

Also, are those MO plates I see on the truck?
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You could run 35s no problem.

Also, are those MO plates I see on the truck?
Yep, im about an hour south of St. Louis down by Farmington!
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I would prolly say you have a 4 in lift. Slap a set of 18's with a 35 and get a standard offset for that year of a truck which i think is like 4.5 or maybe 4.75 and you shouldnt have any rubbing issues. I think if you go with that 5 in backspace, your gonna have problems with rubbing your inner fender and even maybe your bumper even thou you have it trimmed abit.
Do you know anybody around you that has a setup with either 35/18's or 35/20's that you can try on to test out before you go out and spend money on wheels and tires??
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Yep, im about an hour south of St. Louis down by Farmington!
Cool, good to have another local guy here. I have 35s on my truck, and it just has an add a leaf up front. Little trimming on the inner fender. I have no idea what my BS is on the wheels though.
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