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post #1 of 29 Old 12-21-2005, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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i have an 2005 f350 crew cab 4x4 single rear wheel . tire size 275/70r18 . there does not seem to be any tire options . the continental tires are terrible . no traction and no mileage . can`t do big lift kits and such because i use the truck for work . bf goodrich makes an 35x12.50r18 . does anyone know if these will fit without modifications ?
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I don't anything about the fit question but the bfg's are suppossed to do real good and wear a long time I really like my steeltex tires. My cousin loves his bfg's but they are pretty expensive ... We run on gravel a lot and either one hold up as good as anything... agreed tires suck ... best of luck
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If you have the srw 350 they usually sit slightly higher than the 250's. A friend of mine had the same configuration with 35's on stock rims....or so he claimed, they looked a little shorter and narrower compared to my 35's. I know that rim size and width can also change a tire's specs slightly, making them wider/narrower, taller/shorter....I have nitto 325/65r18's which are equal to 35x13.00 and the rims are 9 inches wide. They're pretty wide, you can go to my garage and see them on my truck, might help you decide. I do have a 4 inch lift on mine, but my buddy's stock 350 with was just about as tall as mine with the 35's he had. I would say you should be able to do it, but you might have to do some minor trimming up front.

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I've heard if you put the leveling kit on the 350 you can clear 35's on stock rims.
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I've heard if you put the leveling kit on the 350 you can clear 35's on stock rims.
That's basically what I have. I will be getting different wheels though, SOON, I hope. The stock tires that were on mine were the main reason for the switch, THEY SUCKED!!!

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try a local heavy truck tire service...they often have access to new, rare, and good tires that are stamps of older name brand models....they may have just what you want...i have 265-75-r16's which are common, but i got some generics from a truck guy that are stamps of michelin ltx-ms's from a couple years ago...they're great...

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Stomper yes you can fit 35's on the stock rims on the 350's. I think they have to be a little narrower though, some of them like mine are pretty wide and may not be approved for the stock rim width..

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I destroyed the rear tires in 28000 miles. The fronts lasted ok, they go for like $195 each, so what i did on my 05 and will do on my 06, is not rotate them and just replace the rears when i must. COOPER, KUMHO, TOYO, HANKOOK, AND BFG all make 35x12.5R18 if anyone was wondering and look like they will fit possibly stock and definately with the SKYJACKER 2.5 LEVELING/ LIFT.
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can't go wrong with a BFG. i've been runnin them for years and i can't find anything i like better, no matter wht the size and rim.



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i have a 2006 f350 and they came with those continentels got rid of them and put 285 /65 r18 bfgs .i wanted 305s but they dont make them yet .the rim size is to new .you can go with 35s but not sure if they will fit even if you level it . i think the biggest you can go is a 33 if you level the front

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