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Old 02-17-2011, 10:59 AM
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2001 F350 SD changing lift from 6in to 4in...have tire ?s

I just bought the truck which is a 2001 F350 CC SRW 4x4 with a 6in lift and 37 Parnelli tires on XD Monster 20in wheels. I would like to take 2in off the lift and get away from the high dollar 37/12.5/20 tires. I've been real happy with the 315/75/16 (34.49in) Nitto Terra Grapplers on my 1997 OBS F-250 and am thinking about going that same route on the 2001

Are there any issues with caliper clearance when running a 16x10 wheel on a 2001?
I have a chance to buy some 16x10 that were on a 1999 Superduty, any issues with fitment?
Anyone have pics of a Superduty lifted 4in with 35s on a 16in wheel? Curious to know if they are going to look too small. Right now the 37s look small with the 6in lift.

I'll try to get some pics uploaded of the truck in it's current setup shortly


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It's not a problem between a '99 and a '01. Assuming the wheels backspace was right for the '99, you're golden!

I think I see why you're doing it too. Besides cost, those 37's on those wheels (22's??) look too small, especially with that much lift. 4" and 35's would look better.
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Thanks man. I'm still going back and forth on this though. The wheels on it now are 20's. I could either drop it to a 4in lift and put 35's on these wheels or go to a 16x10 wheel with 35s. I haven't seen a pic of one on 16's with 35s and 4in lift yet so I guess that will help me decide once I do. I like the look of the bigger wheel but it does mean more cost when buying tires. Decisions, decisions.....
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Wow, usually 35's look good on 20's and 37's even better. It may just be the pictures making them look larger (light shining on the wheels and it being dark around the tires) But it may also just be that much lift too.

EDIT: OK, looking closer at pic #2, the front wheel with more balanced light, it looks better. I think it is just the light and angles.

If you like the wheels, I'd just save that money and go to 35's when you're ready for new tires. Or, can you run those 37's for now, with the truck dropped to a 4" lift? It might be close, but might also look pretty good.
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I honestly don't care for the wheels. Little on the flashy side for me.

Below are the 16x10s I'm picking up. Going to have my 34.9 Terra Grapplers mounted on them and take 2in off the lift. Just more my style. Also took some new pics this morning in better light to show the current setup.










and here's my 97 OBS with the Nittos on some black 16x10s

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