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Looking for more sidewall...

Hello everyone,

The ride quality on my '06 SD is really poor, and I think it is due to the 20" rims (not much sidewall). So I am considering dropping to a 17" wheel. However, the 20" is a 4.5" backspacing, while the 17" is a 4.75" backspacing. If I understand backspacing correctly, that means the 17" rim will bring the tires in .25" per side and reduce my overall track width by .5".

Will a 0.5" narrower track cause any stability issues with a 6" lift (i.e. make the truck top-heavy)? Thanks for the advice!!

2006 Ford F-250 FX4 CCSB
Go: 6" Fabtech suspension lift, 20" Procomp Series 6001 wheels with 325/60-R20 Nitto Terra Grapplers, SRL Tune, Edge Insight CS
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Last edited by texas_psd; 10-10-2011 at 09:00 PM. Reason: Spelling and clarified my question...
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