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post #1 of 9 Old 08-09-2010, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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35" tires with only a leveling kit?

Hey guys,

I have seen this question asked a hundred times on forums and there seems to be a hundred different answers so I thought I throw it out here:

Can I fit 35" tires on my 2006 F250 4x4 Powerstroke by only installing a leveling kit without the tires rubbing? If so, what else do I need to consider, such as wheel width, which leveling kit to go with, new shocks, steering extension and so on.

As you can probably tell by my question I have no experience when it comes to suspensions.

Any help and or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to read and reply.
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A friend of mine and I installed a 2.5 inch leveling kit on his 06 and he ran 20x10 xd monster wheels on 35-12.50-20 nitto mud grappler's.. But he had to trim some plastic on the bumper and the back side of the inside fender well which is towards the firewall... After that, it had minimal to no rubbing issues.
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I have 35/12.50/18 BFG Mud Terrains mounted on factory 18" wheels on my 05 F350 with no leveling kit and have no tire rub issues.

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buddy of mine has a leveling kit on his 09 cummins and his 35" grapplers kinda fit. trimmed a few things and gets a bit of rubbing.

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I have 35/12.50/18 BFG Mud Terrains mounted on factory 18" wheels on my 05 F350 with no leveling kit and have no tire rub issues.
Factory rims you'll be fine. If you go w/ aftermarket wheels w/ a different backspacing to have the tires stick out farther, then you'll need to start trimmming some things. It's nothing a sawzall and good blade can't solve.

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Ive got 2.5" lift springs with 295/65 R20 on stock wheels with a very slight rub at full lock to the left. No big deal.

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Factory rims you'll be fine. If you go w/ aftermarket wheels w/ a different backspacing to have the tires stick out farther, then you'll need to start trimmming some things. It's nothing a sawzall and good blade can't solve.
x2 I just did this tonight. took about an hour of testing back and forth on the drivers side, and the passanger side took me maybe 20 minutes to trim out and fit


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buddy of mine has a leveling kit on his 09 cummins and his 35" grapplers kinda fit. trimmed a few things and gets a bit of rubbing.
this aint cummins forum.. he is asking about a ford.

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So no problems at all runnin 35x12.5s on factory wheels with no lift or leveling?? SWEET!!

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