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post #1 of 17 Old 12-21-2011, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Tires look too small

I have a 2003 F350 with 6 inch pro comp lift, 20 inch rims, and 35 inch tires. Just looking at the tires on the truck they look way to small and everyone always says so. But my front tires will rub the heck out of the back corner of the fender when I hit a bump hard or on the trail torquing the suspension. I don't want to lift the truck any higher because then my little lady can't get up in there. I am happy with the hight just don't like the way the tires look.

Anyone got some suggestions?

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You could do cutout fender flares. But once you do that there is no going back.


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Post up a pic, let us see

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just a bit large lol, but thanks bud
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sorry, thought people would just go to my gallery.
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post #6 of 17 Old 12-21-2011, 01:27 PM
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Less offset on the wheels to allow for a bigger tire maybe. Of course that would mean buying new wheels.

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I dunno, 35's do look a little smallish. 37's won't fit with a 6'' lift?

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I had the same problem with a 6" lift and 35x12.50xR20's.... Just put on some Nitto Grapplers 38x12.50xR20's... They rub a little on sharp turns but are otherwise fine going down the road (loud, but good). I cut out some of the outside lower corner on the inner fender molding to make some extra clearance..... Just went out to snap some pictures with the 38s, I will post them in my gallery. The pictures that are in there taken in the daylight were with the 35s.
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yea i would look into a new wheel and tire combo...I mean i got 35s on my truck and i only have a leveling kit, i would think that if u got a wheel with a better offset/backspacing, not sure which way u could fit a bigger tire no problem...
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Yeah your offset will play a big factor in what size tire you can run. I had a set of 37's with a 6 in tough country lift on. The only rubbing issue i had was the back part of the leaf spring and that was only at full lock turning.

And you gotta remember that 05 and up trucks have a lil bigger fender well so they can fit 35's with just a leveling kit plus your talkin a coilover front end on those trucks as well.

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