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I have an 03 f250 6.0 4x4, and i dont know what size lift is on the truck. i do know that my buddy has a 6 inch lift on his f150 and we are the same height. i need help on tire size i want to put some 20x12 with a -44 offset and i want to know if i will be able to fit 35s or should i stick with 33s and i also read that if you go with to big an offset you can mess up your vehicle any info would really help.
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I have an 03 f250 6.0 4x4, and i dont know what size lift is on the truck. i do know that my buddy has a 6 inch lift on his f150 and we are the same height. i need help on tire size i want to put some 20x12 with a -44 offset and i want to know if i will be able to fit 35s or should i stick with 33s and i also read that if you go with to big an offset you can mess up your vehicle any info would really help.
-44 means the centerline of the new wheels will be sticking out almost 2" further out then stock (0 offset). Then you gotta add 1/2 of the extra width on the new wheels vs stock wheels. I am not 100% on the stock width, should be 7-8"... So you got another 2" sticking out!

4" farther out then stock is pretty far out there. Even with a 6" lift I think 35's would rub. I am guessing you have a 3-4" lift? So I would be surprised if 33's clear.

Why do you want 12" wide wheels? What tire width are you wanting to run?

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And yes the farther your wheels are sticking out, the more stress you are putting on your steering/suspension components. So wheel bearings/ hubs are going to wear out fastest, then everything else like power steering pump, tie rods, ect...

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well i want the wide wheels because i like the deep dish look, if its really gonna wear things alot faster and be hard on the truck i may not do it. but i was going to run a 35x12.50x20 tire or same thing just 33s.
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well i want the wide wheels because i like the deep dish look, if its really gonna wear things alot faster and be hard on the truck i may not do it. but i was going to run a 35x12.50x20 tire or same thing just 33s.
I don't understand the look of stretching a tire over a wide rim. Sidewalls that look like this / \

You would be much better off with a 10" wide rim.

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