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Old 10-23-2007, 06:55 PM
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2.5" leveling kit clearence ?

Will 2.5" leveling kit clear 35" tires on a 07 super duty f-250psd. Some sites say 33"s but i think their is room. If anyone has an opinion or experience with this please post away. Thank you.
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yes it will clear. it will clear stock as well. you will rub either way.
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I just bought a 2.5" Revtek leveling kit from Rocky Mountain Suspension Products, suspension lift kits, body lifts & accessories and Revtek says it should clear 36s, one of the techs has a kit on his F350 and has 36s, he said that if he cranks it all the way over they rub a little, but Im probably only putting 33s on mine. Give them a call.

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youll be good with 35's
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fwiw, I suggest 33's. You'd be surprised how much 35's could kill your mpg.
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fwiw, I suggest 33's. You'd be surprised how much 35's could kill your mpg.
with a leveling kit what type of difference are we talking in mileage between 33's and 35's?

I'm getting ready to do the same on my truck and have been looking at 33's, 35's and not sure what metric sizes to look at (someone told me one equates to a 34......like a 315/70/17 or somin like that)
I have stock 17" rims that I would be putting em on. Trying not to spend a boat load, and don't need extremely aggressive tires either, just somin bigger with semi-aggressive tread for farm use, and as much mileage as I can get for driving my 100+ miles per day.
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try a 305/55/17. might be kinda wide tho. I'm not sure what the difference is between 33's and 35's but 33's definitely won't rub.
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try a 305/55/17. might be kinda wide tho. I'm not sure what the difference is between 33's and 35's but 33's definitely won't rub.
the 55 is the tread width right??? wouldn't that be a fairly narrow tire?
The guy at ChuxTrux here was showing me tires for my truck and some were 315's and 325's, but he said they were XX" by height that was determined more by the wheel size.......most were 70 on the middle number....I was thinkin that was close to the 12.5" width of a 35/12.5/17 I was looking at. I like the look of the wider tire personally.
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I believe you're correct I think the lower the middle number is the narrower the tire gets, but I could be wrong.
Would a 13" wide tire fit on the stock 17" rim? I'm trying to get a sense of what tires I can get for my leveling kit.

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On metric tire sizes the first number is the cross sectional width of the tire in millimeters. Divide that number by 25 and you have your approximate width in inches. The second number is the aspect ration. 70 would mean that the height of the sidewall is 70% of the width of the tire.

A 305/70/17 would be 12.2 inches wide with a sidewall height of 8.54 inches. There are two sidewall sections one on each side of the rim so the tire will be 34.08 inches tall [(8.54x2)+17]. I know it's not the clearest explanation and people will argue that it's really 25.4 mm per inch, but with tires the 25 mm rule of thumb is usally close.
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