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lift and tire spacer ???

I just bought a 2008 f350 4x4 cc dually KR. It's in need of tires. Well I went ahead and bought a 2 inch spacer kit to level out the front and now I going to go out and buys tires in the next few days. I was gonna stick with the stock 245's but I really think they are to small. So I'm looking at 285 70 17's or 33 12.50 17's. Looking for a A/T tire in E load rating. I know I'll need spacers for the rear but what size spacers? ( 2 inch I think) Would 12.50 wide tires be to wide for the stock rims. The truck isn't gonna get lifted any more than the 2 inch level kit for the front. Would I have any rubbing at all with this setup? Are any of you guys pulling any 5th wheel travel trailers with that large of a tire? We are gonna up grade our travel trailer from a 25 foot bumper pull to a 28 to 33 foot 5th wheel TT. I'm not sure of trailer weight yet. This is my first dually so I can't wait to take this monster on a camping trip.
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Idk about the spacer for the rear wheel but I'm sure you will need a little with that wide of a tire. Maybe only the 1/4 one idk though. You won't rub anywhere with 33's now there are guys on here that tow like 35 foot 5th wheels a with 37's and stock gears and stuff so you will be more than okay. But towing a huge trailer I suggest getting some kind of monitor system like edge insight cs/cts being the truck is an 08 you shouldn't have to have a egt probe since the truck already has one

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You will need 2" spacers for the rears. Unless the 08 rims are very different than 99-07. Make sure you get quality spacers. I will be using and believe most others use Fred's Spacers. WheelAdapter.com > Wheel Spacers They could also make the front spacers, if you need them.

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I will be using and believe most others use Fred's Spacers. WheelAdapter.com > Wheel Spacers They could also make the front spacers, if you need them.
x2, thats what im running.

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So if I run anything other than stock I need to run spacers? Why would I need to run spacers in the front?
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If you go 285 or wider you will need the spacers. Some people run the spacers in the front to help with rubbing of big tires or to widen the front end.. you wont need front spacers.

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Do I have this right. 245/75/17 ,255/80/17 don't require spacers. 265/70/17 need a
1/4 inch spacer and 285 305,315's (11.50 12.50)will need a 2 inch spacer and 13.50 wide tires will need a 3 inch spacer.
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I run 35/12.50 tires. I have 2.5 rear spacers (freds). No spacers in front.

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Is a 38x13.50x17 to wide for 08 stock dually wheels.

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Is a 38x13.50x17 to wide for 08 stock dually wheels.
Yes. .

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