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2006 F-250 - Best Tire Size with Leveling Kit?

Looking for suggestions for the best tire size for a stock F-250 FX4 Lariat with a leveling kit and 17" wheels. Don't plan to lift the truck or buy new wheels but I want to fit the largest tire without issues.

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Looking for suggestions for the best tire size for a stock F-250 FX4 Lariat with a leveling kit and 17" wheels. Don't plan to lift the truck or buy new wheels but I want to fit the largest tire without issues.

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Don't know for sure how wide the factory 17s are, so this answer will be somewhat generic. Most with 2005 and newer trucks can run 35 x 12.50s (or the metric equivalent) with factory wheels (due to the offset/backspacing they have). Some have even gone as far as 37 x 12.50s, but this usually involves rubbing of the tire against the control arm or elsewhere.

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Stock 17" wheel is 7.5" wide. With a leveling kit you can easily run a 35 x 12.50 x 17 on it, but it will bubble out a bit since the wheel is pretty narrow for that tire. I've seen it done plenty of times and it looks pretty good. If it was me I'd want a wider wheel, but it can be done.

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I run 285/75/17. These are 33.8" tall and 11.22" wide to be specific.

They work real good with the set-up you describe. That is exactly what I have...2" level and stock 17" wheels on an '06.

I wanted the 35/12.50/17's, however with the amount of weight I carry on a daily basis I didn't want to worry about the sidewalls building up too much heat and leaving me stranded. Now, with that said I know there are a lot of folks who run that combo and claim no problems, but I doubt they carry the weight I carry on a daily basis. JMHO.

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Thanks Guys; that is helpful.

I appreciate your input.
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