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Carli 2.5 Leveling Kit

I have a 2014 F-350 Platinum SRW and I'm thinking about using this leveling kit after reading a lot of good things about it on this forum.

I like my factory wheels (The factory wheels are 20x8) I'm considering running 35X12.50R20-MT Toyo Open Country tires will this be a problem?

Also, if you have the Carli 2.5 leveling kit installed and are running 35's will you please post pictures of your truck. Thanks in advance!
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That should work out just fine. The width on those tires is over 13" so you may experience some mild rubbing at full steering lock because of the factory wheel backspacing.



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Thanks for the info. Also, if anyone has the Carli 2.5 leveling kit installed and are running 35's I would appreciate it if you would post pictures of your truck. Thanks.
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Come on guys no one has/needs this/these questions answered?? Isn't this what forums are for? I'm installing the new carli 2.0 commuter as soon as it arrives to me in Austin tx which should be by fri ... I have the exact same questions for my application and possible aftermarket rims. Thx in advance fir anyone's input.
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Thanks for the info. Also, if anyone has the Carli 2.5 leveling kit installed and are running 35's I would appreciate it if you would post pictures of your truck. Thanks.
Carli 2.5" with 17" wheels and 35" Toyo ATII









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Come on guys no one has/needs this/these questions answered?? Isn't this what forums are for? I'm installing the new carli 2.0 commuter as soon as it arrives to me in Austin tx which should be by fri ... I have the exact same questions for my application and possible aftermarket rims. Thx in advance fir anyone's input.
George andwered the fitment question above. You can run a 35" Toyo Mud on factory rims but your ideal situation is no more than 9" wide on the wheels with 5"-5.75" of backspacing on the 2.5" lifts. This will clear the radius arm and the lesser of the backspacing (around 5") will only require minor trimming.
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O--your always "the man" when it comes to feedback, customer or not... This is what feeds this site and keeps me interested in purchasing/improving my TOY!! Will post pics upon installs. Dan at Carli has requested pics as well... My new wheels will be first out SIC...Stay tuned!! Thx again.
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O--your always "the man" when it comes to feedback, customer or not... This is what feeds this site and keeps me interested in purchasing/improving my TOY!! Will post pics upon installs. Dan at Carli has requested pics as well... My new wheels will be first out SIC...Stay tuned!! Thx again.
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No problem with those 17" wheels clearing the brakes? I have a 08 F350 and looking to go down from the stock 20" to a smaller wheel for a bit better ride. I would assume a 35"/17"s would ride better than 35"/20"
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No problem with those 17" wheels clearing the brakes? I have a 08 F350 and looking to go down from the stock 20" to a smaller wheel for a bit better ride. I would assume a 35"/17"s would ride better than 35"/20"
Nope,
You can get these truck from the factory with 17's. I ran 37's on 17x9's on my 08 with a 4" system.

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The bigger the tire and the smaller the wheel the better the ride. This is due to a combination of sidewall height, sidewall stiffness, and air volume in the tire.

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The bigger the tire the easier that it is going to roll over bumps and dips in the road. Bigger tires won't drop down as far into potholes and expansion gaps.



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