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clear 35s?

hey guys i have a late 99 f 250 im currently running about 1.4" of blocks in front to level it and 18" -12 moto metal 951s with 33x12.50 toyo m/ts, no complaints from the wheels and tires they look awesome but kind of wanting to get 35s on it. Looking at the 13.50 or 12.50 nitto terra grapplers and 20" chrome fuel hoastages and whatever lifting i have to do to clear the 35s, i think they would fit in the back but with the toyos all the way turned they almost rub the fender well, I have the complete 05-07 front end and the bumper sets back farther and i think the trim would hit with the 35s, especially with the 13.50 width. I know you can cut the fenders but i would rather not if I can just lift it, I think a guy told me he lifted his 2" and cleared 35s but that was on stock wheels, I could find out for sure but im curious to see what you guys think of this set up
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I think on the 99-04s, the only way to clear is with stock wheels.
Im running 315/75/16 duratracs on 10in wide wheels. I have 5-5.5in of lift and still rub sometimes. I even have my inner fender wells pulled back a bit.
Depending on the width you choose, I think you will need a 6-8in lift.
Rears are never an issue even stock, for 35s.
Im sure you will get mixed results but above is my experience. 4in hanger kit was not even close to enough for me. Also keep in mind, the larger the wheel, the harsher your ride will be. I honestly would not go bigger than 17 or 18s imo.

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I had 315/75's on 16x8's with a leveling kit. It rubbed on the driver's side inner fender at full lock but other than that, it was fine

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2003, 4" lift (a real lift with pitman arm, trac bar bracket, and lift springs), 315/75s on a 10" wheel with -25 offset. After I stuffed the tire into the back edge of the wheel opening a few times, I used a BFH to finish clearancing the fender. Crude, but effective. I suppose that a 6" lift would eliminate all but my hardcore wheeling contact, but like I said, I have a BFH.

Ditch the front blocks and get a real lift.

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Thanks for the input the truck is in really nice shape but its about to roll a quarter million and I'm not really wanting to lift it more than 4" since I pull a decent amount and I personally don't think big lifts are practical but some of my buddies half tons make it look like a baby setting next to them so that makes me want to do something with it, wouldn't mind a little more offset but I don't want the huge dish that a lot of the hostages have, maybe I will stay with a 18" wheel and 33s if its going to be that expensive and that big of a headache. And I'm not firmiliar with bfh
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Also as far as fitment goes wouldn't 12.50s with 20x9 hostages fit? Shouldnt matter the wheel size as long as the width of tire and offset are the same. I would really consider sacrificing a little ride for that sweet look the truck doesn't really feel bad to me with the 18s I'm used to a rougher riding truck. AND since I can't seem to find the right answer is a 285 a 33 or a 295? Iv been told both ways, I think the inch scale is much better for understanding
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I'm running 35-12.50 20 with a leveling kit. It rubs when I turn and hit a bump. That's it....

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Maybe I have more rubbing issues cause my truck is a dually, so my front axle might be wider even without the dually adapters...idk.

A 285 and 295 are both 33s, they are just different widths. I believe 285 is approx 11.5 wide and 295 is approx 12.5 wide.
I'll have to look cause a 305 is a 33 too but it also depends on wheel dia too.

A 9in wheel is whats recommended for 12.5 wide tires.

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That's the width...it's can all be a 33...the second number is gonna tell ya how tall they are....285/70/17= a 33 ....285/75/17 = a 34....you gotta put it all together...not just one number
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