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post #1 of 13 Old 01-15-2013, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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2012 20" Lariat Wheels & Tires on Excursion - Thoughts

Also posted in the 7.3 General section:

Well long story short I recently picked up a low mileage 2003 Excursion 7.3 that has a 3" lift/level kit w/ Fox Shox, 16" wheels and 315/75/R16 tires. Tires and shocks are shot and need to be replaced and the wheels are NOT attractive to me at all.

So after looking at some aftermarket wheels/tires and their costs, I am leaning toward buying a set of 2012 20" Lariat wheels with the Michelan 275/65/R20s instead. I understand that I will need wheel spacers (found quality steel ones) and am wondering what everyone thinks about this.

Has anyone else swapped to the 2011+ wheels?

Anyone see or know of any potential problems with this as far as performance/function goes?

I appreciate everyones response and if anyone has any pictures of theirs they would be willing to share that would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Make sure the spacers are hub-centric not lug-centric.... I have heard they center the wheel better. Myself? I would buy the proper wheels. Our Ex had later model wheels when we got it... put the stock ones back on almost as fast as I put the 6637 filter on.

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WheelAdapter.com is your number one source for wheel adapters, wheel spacers, used wheels, and wheel studs.

These are the ones that I found and read good things about. They are Hub-centric.

What was your reasoning for swapping back to the stock wheels?

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Newer wheels were 18" and needed tires as well as being the wrong offset which made the tires rub the rear wheelwells. The factory wheels came with the Ex so we had new tires put on the stock wheels. 16" tires are easier to come by and cost less.

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Thoes spacers are the best $$ can buy. The should be hub centric, just make sure u mention it to fred when ordering it. Get 2" spacers so u dont have to cut studs down. They will stick out a hair more as a 1&3/4" spacer is what is needed to return it back to the exact stock location, (or somewhere around there). They may rub slightly but i dont think they will on the rear. Maybe slight trimming on frt bumper. Not because of the wheels but because of the bigger tires.

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Im willing to sell the stock 2012 lariat wheels

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2002 limited Ultimate with 2nd row captains chairs. Added front leaf with 20X10 -12 offset (5" backspace) Fuel Hostage wheels with 34" Michelin LTX AT2 275/65/R20 (34") tires
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I would rather see 9-10" rims..20" with 12.5" tires under a Excursion so you get a stable base. ALL 20" Ford rims are 8" wide..so 12.5" shouldn't be used, find a 11" wide tire.

We have spacers..

These are U.S. Alcoa 6061t6 billet aluminum, Lifetime warrentee, hub-centric and wheel-centric The spacers are roughly 3-5 times stronger than the Ford cast 20" wheels .

2" spacers will work without needing to cut off your existing wheel studs but will result it the wheel moving out more as this will change the back space to 4.25"..rather than 4.5" thats stock.

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Sorry for the delay in response and thanks everyone for the feedback.

After thinking more about it I decided to not go through buying the 2012 wheels. I ended up getting a great deal on a new set of Method Racing 20x9's. They have the correct backspacing so I don't have to fuss or worry about dealing with spacers altogether.

@vr4tune - Why did you end up swapping wheels? I love the way the newer rims look on your truck (the new rims in your sig are sick too).

@Cary - The rim/tire width was one of my biggest concerns/hesitations with using the 2012 wheels and why I decided to not go that route (as well as having to deal with spacers). The rims I went with were 20x9" fitted with BFG 285/65/R20s which I believe are 12.50".

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@vr4tune - Why did you end up swapping wheels? I love the way the newer rims look on your truck (the new rims in your sig are sick too).
I bought the ex with the 2012 wheels and tires and an add a leaf already on it. I didn't want to pay $600 for wheel spacers so that they didn't rub the leaf springs at full lock when I could put that money towards new wheels. My new wheels cost me $800 and fit perfect!

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I wanted to know if I put 275/65/20 tires and 2014 Platinum wheels on a 2001 Excursion 4x4 will I have to put a lift kit on the truck. I know I will have to buy Fred's wheel spacers. I was going to put a leveling kit on the truck but did not want to lift it. Please let me know any ideas!
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