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post #1 of 2 Old 10-10-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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01 f 350 going from stock to 18"

Looking at putting a set of eagle 197's with 305 65 18 bfg KO's on in place of the 285 75 16's on stock rims. I think that should keep my circumfrence close. Anyone know anything about the eagle rims are they any good. I do some heavy towing with the truck and dont want any problems. Do yo have to run a centering bushing with most aftermarket rims and does that cause problems? I have a 2" leveling kit on now. Want to keep the tires under the fenders should I keep a 4.5" backspace. Just looking for a little advice if anyone has a similar setup or pics of the 197's. Thanks in advance.
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I ran Eagle 16X10 rims with 305/70 tires on my 99 250 for 12 years.
No complaints with the rims.

They stuck out past the fenders with a 5-3/4 backspace.
The tire sidewalls bulged about 1-1/4" past the rim.
Even with mudflaps they would spray the mirrors.

Check the load rating for your new rims. Mine were 3520 lb. with a 60 psi pressure limit.
The 305 tires were rated at 2910 lb. at 50 psi.

I did not need a center bushing.

The truck had a 9-1/2 ft. camper with a 3-horse trailer and never had any tire or wheel issues.

I also ran 285/75 on the stock rims for winter. They were real close to the 305 diameter.
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