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315 75 R16 on stock 01 F250 4x4????

Can i fit 315 75 R16 tires on stock rims on my 01 superduty 4x4 with stock suspension (no lift) with out horrible rubbing (some rubbing on leaf springs im ok with) no rubbing on the fenders or bumper?

If not - i can do a leveling kit - longer u-bolts and spacer material to shim the truck off the axle. If i do this, do i need to shim the rear also??? Or can i get away with just doing the front?

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I have those exact tires on my 01 w/ a 2.5" leveling kit. Works great, rims are a little narrow for that size tire though. I will be getting a wider rim when I replace the tires.
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No rubbing with the leveling kit?
And when i say leveling kit i mean square tube cut to 2.5" and slapped between the leaf springs and the axle - then replace with longer u-bolts. Should work.... right.... any objections????
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I have those exact tires on my 01 w/ a 2.5" leveling kit. Works great, rims are a little narrow for that size tire though. I will be getting a wider rim when I replace the tires.
Yeah I also recommend wider rims when you are running that size tire. Thats about a 13 inch tire on a 7 or 6.5(I think) inch wide rim

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No rubbing with the leveling kit?
And when i say leveling kit i mean square tube cut to 2.5" and slapped between the leaf springs and the axle - then replace with longer u-bolts. Should work.... right.... any objections????
I do not recommend doing a leveling kit this way. No offense but that sounds dangerous to me. You can purchase leveling kits cheap enough. I purchased the tuff country 2.5" kit that consisted of a mini leaf pack that you add to existing springs. That came with a trac bar drop bracket & new U-Bolts as well.

If you dont want to spend much cash that is a safe way to go.

If I had to do it all over again I would go with a full 2.5" replacement spring kit.
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Homemade leveling kits sound iffy. Get you a store-bought one.

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