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What tires on stock 18s?

Hey guys have a 13 lariat f350 has fender flares on it and the stock tires and 18" rims, how big of a tire can i put on the stock rims? and whats some nice looking tires that will last also.

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I'm running the 295/70/18 Nitto Trail Grapplers on my stock 18s and have plenty of clearance.



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Hey guys have a 13 lariat f350 has fender flares on it and the stock tires and 18" rims, how big of a tire can i put on the stock rims? and whats some nice looking tires that will last also.
Check out member Big Laing, he's got this setup on his rig and it looks great.

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I'm getting 325/65r18s installed soon on stock 18s with stock suspension. I've even seen a truck with 325/60r20s on stock rims with stock suspension

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I'm running the 295/70/18 Nitto Trail Grapplers on my stock 18s and have plenty of clearance.
Great choice ^^^. Bronco has Trail grapplers (MT) I have Terra grappler (AT)




I have 2 good friends running these tires also, both in AT's and MT's. One friend DJ got forced off the freeway in his '09 f350 with 35' 5er in tow by a semi. He went off the shoulder down an embankment and through 100 ft or so of a grass. All 4 295/70r18 trail grapplers were still mounted and fine. 5 of his 6 trailer tires dismounted.

I believe the quality tires (80 psi E rated but actually 129q load rated! That's over 4k lbs load rating per tire) possibly saved my friend his wife and 3 kids from a tragic ending that day.

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I'm getting 325/65r18s installed soon on stock 18s with stock suspension. I've even seen a truck with 325/60r20s on stock rims with stock suspension
I have seen people putting wide tires like that on stock wheels too. IMO the manufacturer shows the approved wheel width for a reason. I would never tow or carry loved ones in a vehicle with an improper tire/wheel set-up.

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I have seen people putting wide tires like that on stock wheels too. IMO the manufacturer shows the approved wheel width for a reason. I would never tow or carry loved ones in a vehicle with an improper tire/wheel set-up.
I understand your concern for safety and I appreciate it. I will only be running this set up for a few months. Also I have no plans of towing or hauling anything more than 300-500 pounds while running the larger tires on the stock rim, just mostly highway driving. Also Im only going to be running them at 40-50psi max even though the tires are E rated and can handle 65psi.

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