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Old 03-01-2012, 02:23 PM
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305/55/r20 with leveling kit..too small?

hey guys, I think I have found someone to trade wheels with. I currenlty have 35's on a 6" lifted 07 f250. I am wanting to bring it back down to level. I actually am going to just level it 1.5" as I dont want to have to add blocks or anything in the back. My truck originally came with 265/70r17s according to the door sticker. Im sure those were really small looking in the fenderwell. Anyways Ive got my mind set on a set of duratracs and was looking at this size. (ive had the duratracs before). I am going to be installing them on factory 8 spoke 20" wheels. Do you think these will be too small? I know the factory 20s measure like 34 and some change, and these will measure 33 and some change. Just wondering if anyone had any input. IF your wondering why I dont just stick with the stock 20" size, I like the additional width of the 305s, but dont want to go up to a 35" again. Trying to get a little mpg back, plus tires are $$$$$ right now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:08 PM
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id say so. im running that size on my stock height truck right now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:17 PM
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keep in mind, im only going with a 1.5" kit, I dont know. It has to look better than the 265/70s that were on it from the factory...those are like 31.4 or something. Man thats a small tire for that much fender.
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Don't know if this will help you any but my truck is leveled like you want and I have 285/55-20 Nitto Terra Grapplers on 20x9 Dick Cepek DC-2's. They look and fit good.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:41 PM
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thanks for the comment, glad to hear from someone that has the combo. You wouldnt happen to have a fullsize pic of your sig or pic of it would you? Also what leveling kit did you buy? Im going to go with the 1.5 ready lift I think.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:59 PM
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What year is your truck? With an 03-04, you can't go much bigger than about a 33x12.50 without rubbing, even with a level kit. If its an 05-07 you should be able to run 35s with a level kit.

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mines an 07. I know I can go bigger. I have 35s on it now with a 6" lift. Im wanting to go smaller. I know thats backwards to what most people want. Im trying to get it back down to near stock on the suspension and tires without it looking too bad. It looks great now with the lift and tires, but it is very impractical. It makes it hard for my wife to load the kid and all his stuff, I have to get out at the bank, plus its not helping mileage any. I guess what Im trying to say is Im getting to old for jumping in and out all the time. I figured a 33 with just a inch and a half level would be a nice compromise between the 35's and the stockers.
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This is with a 2.5" spring pack in the front and original f250 rear blocks that came with the truck. 20/9 and can't remember the backspacing w/305/55/20. The fender well rubbed out a bit when the tires were brand new, went away after a couple miles. If your fenders are already rubbed a bit from your 35's then might not notice it.

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305/55/20 on 20x10 -24mm stock front and 1" rear block

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thanks for the pics guys
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