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350 dually 2.5 leveling kit tire size..??

i recently got a 2005 f-350 dually. put a leveling kit on it, and it is in need of tires. my stock size is 245/75/17 and i am looking for something a little bigger, but i dont want to have to run spacers for the rears...any suggestions are appreciated! thanks! i posted this in the tire and wheel thread earlier, but i didnt see the dually discussion thread sorry for the double post...rookie mistake!

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Not a problem.

If you never put it to a load, there are folks running as wide as 285/70R17's and barely rubbing at best. 265/70R17's are common among those wanting a little bit more aggressive, though they are about the same height as stock and will only rub under a good load. 275/70R17's are only going to be about a 1/2" taller.

If you're looking for some increase in height, you'll surely need a spacer. 2" is about all you'll need and can run anything upto a 37"x12" that way. 295's and 305's (which only equate to a 33" tire) really change the stance of these trucks.
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probably a car trailer with a mustang on it will be all it will ever pull...maybe an enclosed trailer at the most. my next concern was the 295's and 305's that you suggested, do they clear the rear wheel tubs with stock rear suspension? sorry to be a pain...,thanks in advance-Jim

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They will clear the rear suspension without any concern. They will however require the 2" spacers, and they will stick out past the rear fairings back there. If you won't be towing heavy, you'll be fine with the spacers if that is the look you're after.
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great thanks for the info sir!

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im running 35-12.50-17 nitto trails on my with a 2.5 inch leveling kit. no rubs or any regets. the only thing youll need is a 1.5 spacer minimum in the rear for a 12.50 tire. My truck see a trailer and roughly 17000 pounds on the trailer daily.
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Not sure how big they go but the good year wranglers with Kevlar sidewalks are great I've had 250k worth of them and pull heavy there was about 3/8 pr less gap and never had a failure
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I'm runnin 285/70R17's on my 05 dually with no spacer and I haul and 20k horse trailer not includin the 4 horses that ride in it and they never come close to rubbin and never givin me a lick of trouble although I am about to throw a 2.5" leveling kit with some 35x12.50 with a 2" spacer so we'll see how that goes haha
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I'm runnin 285/70R17's on my 05 dually with no spacer and I haul and 20k horse trailer not includin the 4 horses that ride in it and they never come close to rubbin and never givin me a lick of trouble although I am about to throw a 2.5" leveling kit with some 35x12.50 with a 2" spacer so we'll see how that goes haha
Happen to have a pic of your current setup?
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How big of a tire are you guys running on the stock rims? and still hauling heavy trailers?
My new truck has 265/70/17's and I like them alot but am thinking I would like to try 285/70/17's next time around. I know I would need spacers.

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