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leave it as is....I guess it is nice already 14 63.64%
swap wheels and tires and leveling kit....sell the 08 for less cuz its closer to stock 8 36.36%
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:48 PM
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just bought me a 15 platinum

Being a used truck buyer in the past but always all cash this was a pretty big step for me. My 08 f350 is all nice with enough mods and goodies to be a very nice truck and it was paid for...now I gotta payment.

Anyway its white and pecan. Really like the truck. Hoping to see some fuel savings to help my new payment along.

Wanna know what you guys think I have nearly new 325/60/20 Goodyear duratracs on nice wheels on my 08. What do you suppose the fuel mileage drop would be. I could swap the new platinum wheels and tires over then sell the 08

Poll is leave it clean and stock and practical or swap and get a worse ride potentially crappier mpg etc
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:43 PM
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I would leave it stock for now. The decrease in fuel economy would be no more than 1-3 MPG, which means you would be able to drive 25-75 miles less per tank. That wouldn't be enough to prevent me from having nice wheels and tires on my truck, but I think you could benefit more in this situation by not doing the swap. A used truck will be easier to sell with a fresh set of mud terrain tires and the stock platinum wheels have their own value, which would not be acknowledged on the old truck. You can upgrade tires only or both wheels and tires on your new truck when finances allow for it. I doubt you could swap leveling kits between separate truck models anyway...
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:42 AM
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Thats good advice right there Dan, congrats on the new truck
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:33 AM
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I am a big fan of the painted Aluminum rims on the Platinum. I am not big into aftermarket rims, many just do not look good to me.
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Old 07-17-2014, 05:12 AM
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Option 3 - remove wheels, tires and leveling kit....sell 08 for MORE because it's closer stock.

That's just how I see it tho. Get some stock wheels from craigslist for the 08, sell the aftermarket stuff, or keep the 20's to swap onto the new truck every now and then.
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Old 07-17-2014, 07:58 AM
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Aftermarket rims made more sense to me in the 80's and 90's when you could still get a truck with steel rims.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:46 AM
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Just remember that if you put more rubber on the ground (wider tires) that you will have a more rough ride and you will loose some fuel mileage.
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:37 PM
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I vote for Toyo M/T's on stock Platinum wheels!

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Old 07-18-2014, 01:38 PM
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I vote for Toyo M/T's on stock Platinum wheels

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Old 07-18-2014, 06:30 PM
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I have those exact same tires on a 14. My Guage reads 14.4 around town that's good enough for me
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