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Summer Wheel/Tire Advice for F350 Platinum SRW Owner
Well, I know it is early for these parts of the country, but I am already looking into possibilities for summer wheels and tires for my recently aqquired 2014 F350 Crew (Platinum, 4x4, FX4, SRW, 6.7L)
I have also posted (in suspension forum) for some suspension advice on possible 2-3" lift, as some have stated that my goal of running 20" wheels with 35" tire may require a lift to keep rubbing from happening, so I will keep this discussion to simply wheel and tire choice.
Here are my objectives:
-Run a more aggressive stance using 20x12 (20x10 less likely, but also possible) on 35" tires.
-Using wheel flares (pocket or OEM street style) to allow for wider stance, but keep tire protrusion limited to sidewall bulge only. Would like the tire tread to remain flush or slightly tucked for an overall flush appearance.
-Have a summer use tire (doesn't have to be all season, but it can be) that has more aggressive tread without being overly noisy, prone to excessive cupping, or having a bad habit of collecting all the small rocks on the road.
-Keep tire rubbing non-existent. If I have to do a 2-3" lift when I put on the flares, I may do it. I'm still not 100% sold on needing flares, but generally I prefer the look
-Keep wheel cost down, while getting the sort of look I desire. Wheel priority is for quality however, so I would rather pay more or sacrifice a bit on looks for a lighter wheel that is durable chrome finish and balances well / lighter weight. Ease of maintenance / cleaning is a factor also.
So with that, I think a super aggressive mud tire is probably not for me, maybe something like a Toyo Open Country or Nitto Trail Grappler (looks wise: I have no idea if they are good choices or not at this point.) Road noise is probably secondary to the other concerns, but I still would like to avoid unnecessary growling on the road.
I have (based on looks, size, bolt pattern only at this point) narrowed down wheel choices down to a shorter list. I'm not down to the SHORT list yet, but I like things like these (most of these choices would be chrome where available):
- American Force (Independence, Burnout, and many others)
- Fuel (Hostage, Krank, others)
- Hostile (havoc)
- Incubus (Recoil, Nemesis)
- Mayhem (Missile)
- Moto Metal (961/962)
- Pro Comp (6047)
- Ultra (Predator)
I would appreciate whatever suggestions you folks may have, with my listed preferences in mind. Please share your experience, pics, advice, etc.