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Old 05-02-2014, 05:48 AM
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New tires and rims for stock F250

I have a completely stock 2012 F250 Crew Cab Lariat FX4. I do have the 20" wheel option.

I don't want to consider changing the truck as far as a lift because I tow a 5th wheel.

I'm thinking about new rims and tires. Something along the lines of 20" fuel rims and toyo or nitto mud terrains.

Anyone know what size I can get away with? By searching it's looking like 35x12.5 tires. I'm more worried about the look than anything. I like a little wider look than I have stock but I want to make sure I'm not rubbing.

I'm clueless when it comes to offset on what I should get. Any thoughts are appreciated.

Travis.
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Hi Travis,

If you are planing to keep the suspension 100% stock I'd suggest looking for a wheel that is 20x9 with a +10 to +18mm offset. As for tires I'd recommend looking at the 285/65R20 (about 1/2" taller and .4" wider than stock) or the 295/65R20 size (about 1" taller and .75" wider than stock)

A wheel and tire combo with these specs would give you a wider stance and a wider tire footprint. The 285/65R20 should bolt up without any issues, the 285/65R20 may require very minor fender liner trimming in the front only.

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I really appreciate the response. Are these tires you speak of smaller than a 35x12.5? I assumed that was about the largest I could go. Just trying to picture them on the truck. Thanks.
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285/65R20 is about 34.5" tall and 11.2" wide (calculated*)
295/65R20 is about 35" tall and 11.6" wide (calculated*)
*actual tire sizes will vary

Here's a link to the calculator: Tire Size Calculator - Discount Tire Direct

Sticking with a tire that is 295mm or narrower will help maintain the same towing characteristics of your factory tire (80psi max) wider E rated tires will only have a 65psi max and can feel squishy and slow to respond (compared to your factory tires) under heavy loads.
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I appreciate all the info
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Glad we could help. If we can be of further assistance please let us know.
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Sorry OP for intruding.

Discount, would you recommend the same for my 2010? I looked at goin 295/65 with aftermarket 20's but even with a + offset I wasn't sure if they would fit. I don't mind trimming to make it work.
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Sorry OP for intruding.

Discount, would you recommend the same for my 2010? I looked at goin 295/65 with aftermarket 20's but even with a + offset I wasn't sure if they would fit. I don't mind trimming to make it work.
As long as the wheels are 9 inches wide with an offset anywhere from +10 to +18mm, the 295/65R-20's will work for you with minor fender liner trimming.
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Discount, do you think this would give the truck a little wider stance than stock? I'm just trying to picture the looks.
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Discount, do you think this would give the truck a little wider stance than stock? I'm just trying to picture the looks.
Absolutely. Compared to where you factory wheels sit now, a 20x9 +18 will sit about 1.5" further out towards the fender (not including the tire). This means the front edge of the wheel will sit approximately .25" past the fender.
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