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Need tire opinions

I was planning on installing a 2.5 inch leveling kit on my 2000 f250 cc 4x4. I've been putting it off and I need to go ahead and replace my tires first. I'm currently running a 285 and they look good with the stock height. I'd like continue to run my Lariat rims and I was wondering what's my best option for size. Should I stay with a 285 even with the level or can I run a 315 without a lot of issues? If I can run the 315 I'll go ahead and knock the lift and tires out together.
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I believe with a true "leveling kit" you can squeeze 35" under there. Just make sure you use a kit with a relocatable trac bar or an adjustable trac bar, if not both. For lifts and leveling kits I highly recommend Cary at CTPerformance, he will set you up with the right items.

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You can run 35"s no problem with X code springs. For $400 or so you can get them, adj track bar, new u bolts. Those leafs will raise your truck to a level looking height without adding extra crap in there. Putting blocks with longer u-bolts increases axle wrap.

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So the 315 is good with the level but how about with the Lariat wheels? Am I maxed out with the 285 on that rim?
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I'm in the same boat as you except my tires are still good, (285s) I leveled my truck and it looks decent with them but 315s would be better. I was told by a buddy of mine that runs a tire shop that they will be fine on the stock wheels though not ideal. No safety concerns at all from what he told me so when it's time for new skins I'll be going to 315s. Hope this helps.
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I feel that 315s are too wide for stock rims, however there are many guys who run them.

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I'm on 285/75R17, with some sort of leveling kit. It's the perfect size to put front and rear fender wells the exact same height off the ground. I hate the look personally and plan on 350 blocks for the rear.

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Depending on how wide your tires are a 35 may be too big. i run a 35x12.5 and on stock 2000 lariat wheels they rubbed the leaves at full turn.

If you go to les schwab they will put as many tires on the rim as you want to test how they fit. Find one you like then order it.

If you do a lot of highway driving and like good gas mileage, you would be fine with a 35x10.5. the 2" wider tire netted me about 1 MPG loss.

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I can tell you from my experience that 315s are not gonna be ideal for stock wheels. I have a 2" pro comp leveling kit with 295/75/16s on stock wheels and they are too wide for the wheel. I have to run them at 45-50 psi to get a flat footprint and they should be run at 65-70. They are e-rated. They are the Toyo open country at2 and I love the tires. I am gonna be getting some 16x10 wheels as soon as money allows. My truck is pictured in sig.


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