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Old 11-26-2009, 06:33 AM
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Bigger tires/lift??

Ok guys, I have the 08 F350 srw,cc,Lb, Fx4, 18" wheels. I am soon going to be ready to replace the Stocker Continentals. I would like to move up 1 size or so to a A/T. Would I need to put the 2.5" Leveling kit on? I do have the plow prep package on the front. I tow with it 3 days a week for work. I dont want to go big for that reason. I am just looking for a better look with a nice A/T or maybe even a Goodyear MTR tire one size bigger or so. Thanks!!
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:59 AM
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I would stay away from any true offroad tire. The rubber is soft and you will be replacing them within 40K.

The stock tires are close to 34's now so go with the readylift level kit and run 35's. That will also give you a little wider tire. I'm leaning towards to an aggressive AT. Just remember to get an E range tire, quite a few 18" 35's are E range.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:04 AM
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Thanks Zapper!
Yeah I hear ya on a M/T. We have always had BFG A/T's and have been very happy with them on our suburban and Jeep WJ. But they dont weigh as much as this monster. I was just looking for something different I dont know. I was thinking maybe the Nitto Terra Grapplers. As far as the readylift I was just hoping the truck wouldnt have the rake going back to front then since it has the plow prep package on it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:08 AM
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just because you two doesnt mean you cant go bigger with it... I tow every day with mine and it has 10" lift and will be a 12" lift in a few weeks... but I know thats too big for you... but it just gets my point across... you do do a 4 or 6 inch lift and still be able to do everything you want to or need to with the truck .....

as for tires, you can have an aggressive tread tire and still get good mileage out of them... nitto trail grappler, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac, etc
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Get a bigger block for the rear, or an AAL to level it out again.

I had 35x16" BFG ko's on my old 250. Granted it wasn't a diesel but still heavy.



I've thought about the nitto's. Not sure how they wear for our heavy trucks.
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I know it wont hurt to go bigger and tow, I just prefer to stay as close to possible as stock ride height with towing. Also we have a 38ft Fifth wheel camper parked in a campground. If I want to put that on the road some day I dont want to have it lifted more then like 2-3" for towing that. I was looking at the Nitto Terra M/T's which is says is a newer tire for them. I like the look of that tire to.
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The new Nitto Trail Grappler M/T is what I meant.
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my buddy did an axle flip on his 38ft WW... he has an 8" lift on 37's and its perfectly straight...

just to be the devils advocate here... LOL... Im just saying it can be done...
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I would go for a leveling kit! Thats what I just bought for mine. Now I have to install it
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my buddy did an axle flip on his 38ft WW... he has an 8" lift on 37's and its perfectly straight...

just to be the devils advocate here... LOL... Im just saying it can be done...
I knew you were going to say that...LOL
That crossed my mind after I typed it.
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