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post #1 of 13 Old 10-13-2012, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Another lift kit question

I have a 06 6.0L XLT and im going to lift my truck with a RC 6'' Lift..My main question would be should i go with a 17x9 Rim or a 18X10?? if i went with a 18x8.5 i think it would look stupid.I also dont want a rim that sticks out to far.Whats a good sizer rim to run???The truck is used for towing my race car and sometimes i use it for work.

Here are the rims i want to run..
Raceline Wheels - 892-Renegade 8 Black

Tires will be a Nitto Trail Grappler 315x70x17 on the 17'' rim or a Nitto terra grappler 325x65x18.
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I would run the nine inch wheel with around 5.5 be and a taller but narrow tire

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i have 4 tires to choose from.. whats good??

Toyo MT 315X70X17
Nitto Trail Grappler 315X70X17
Hankook dynopro MT 315X70X17
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Cooper Discover AT3 315X70X17
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I have ran the toyos and the hankooks. Both were great, the toyos are a very tough tire.... the hankook offered better ride, but I didn't feel as confident with them. For a heavy diesel the Toyo is a great choice.

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I also would suggest sticking with the 17x9" rims if you don't want them sticking out much.
The 18x10" rim and tire combo will be sticking out a good 1-1/2" - 2".


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Just watch your offset or backspacing, whichever you are familiar with. more negative the more it sticks out......less backspacing the more it sticks out as well. So if you found a 10 inch wheel you really like you could swing it if you kept the offset close to stock. obviously the 9 inch sounds like your best bet with what the other fella suggested...around 5 inches of backspacing
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Ill go with the 17x9 and plus the tire options are better.. Looking at the 35x12.5x17 Toyo Open country AT 2..i was thinking about the TOYO MT tires but since im not off road a lot or at all ill stick with the AT OPEN COUNTRY 2.

Any Good reviews on the open Coutry 2 tires?? I know there some what new.
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Ill go with the 17x9 and plus the tire options are better.. Looking at the 35x12.5x17 Toyo Open country AT 2..i was thinking about the TOYO MT tires but since im not off road a lot or at all ill stick with the AT OPEN COUNTRY 2.

Any Good reviews on the open Coutry 2 tires?? I know there some what new.
I'm running them, and I like them alot, so far. Only have about 2000 miles on mine.

6.7 F250 Lariat FX4: ICON 4.5", MHT Fuel Throttle, Toyo 35 A/T 2, Rigid 20" combo

6.0 F250 Lariat FX4
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I'm running them, and I like them alot, so far. Only have about 2000 miles on mine.
Where did you get your tires from? Every place i called they are out of stock for 30+ days.Also how much did you pay? I see online pricing around 250 but every place i call they want allmost 300
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is a 325x70x17 to big for a 17x9 rim. How far would that stick out from the fender??
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