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post #1 of 15 Old 09-30-2008, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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35*12.5 tires on stock susp.

i have a 2005 f-350 with no suspension mods and i am wondering how big of tires i can go. i have 33*9.5's on 17's now with lots of room leftover but i recently purchased some 20*10 rims and want to know how big i can go. I know that 35*12.5 will fit on a 2008 f-350 with no rub but i am not sure on the 05. also how can one tell the offset of his rims because i believe the ones i purchsed are offset to stick out more but am not sure by how much. Has anyone put 35's on there stock 2005?
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seems like you need a leveling kit, but not sure....bump for ya!



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there have been alot of talk on here lately about fitting 35's on stock or a leveling kit to fit 35's, etc. No lift, 35's - all those things.

Generally speaking - seems a 2" leveling kit is most common pratice to fit 35's.

Leveling kits are pretty cheap too.

I have 33x12.5's on stock 16" Lariat rims (16x7) on my 2nd set now - they work fine and about 1/2" clearance to teh back of the fender well at full turn. Full compression wont hit. But I'm doing the 2" add-a-leaf front and back - you might want to consider a 2"" level front coils or coil spacers to give you the lift - I think the spacers are pretty easy to install and cheap too.
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with a 4" lift you can still have a fair amount of suspension travel and the ability to hop curves withought rubbing...My 2 cents

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4 inches to hop curbs? I do that now with no lift! Girlfriend just looks at me and laughs. then the kid with his Nissan tries it and stalls.!!!
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see the things is is i already have a six inch lift ordered but i can't get it installed till almost december and i neeed tires now. i think if they rub a little bit i would be okay till i got the lift.
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I installed 35" Toyo's on stock 18" rims with no lift. I had a very slight rub with the inner fender plastic. Lock to lock would also rub the radius arms. I installed 3" lift springs from rancho along with there new trac bar, this corrected the plastic rubbing, but I still have the radius arm rubbing.

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I do not like the 18's w/35" Toyo's due to spongy filling, most likely from the large sidewall. Wanting 20's w/35" toyo's.
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my buddy has 35's rapped round 20's and they dont rub to bad. look b.a. too

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what year is your truck smalltoys, and do you know what year your friends truck was smokinstroke? i appreciate all the help guys.
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your good to go

i had 35's with no lift or leveling kit when i first got my truck rubbed at full turn on the arm but nothing to be worried about at all.... did not hurt the tires at all... And i like to take the occasional short cut if you know what I mean

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