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Old 03-11-2009, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Increasing F450 tire size......

What is the largest tires that any of you have put on a F450. I was thinking of going with a taller tire...any suggestions.
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You can go with 245/70/19.5's or 22.5 inch tires. Both require new wheels. You can also get 8R19.5 tires that are narrower but taller and will fit the stock rims.
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My truck currently have 225/70/19.5......why would I need dif wheels for the tires you mentioned.

Im sure you can put a larger tire on these wheels I would just like to here from some people and what they have used. Pics would be even better.
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My truck currently have 225/70/19.5......why would I need dif wheels for the tires you mentioned.

Im sure you can put a larger tire on these wheels I would just like to here from some people and what they have used. Pics would be even better.
I would think the 245's can fit, but, they are recommended for 6.75" wide wheels. The factory wheels are only 6" wide!
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What is the largest tires that any of you have put on a F450. I was thinking of going with a taller tire...any suggestions.
I don't know if it is the largest tire on a 450 here on the board, but I went with 37x13.50x22 Toyos on mine. This combination puts a whole lot of rubber under the rear of the truck. :+)
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My truck currently have 225/70/19.5......why would I need dif wheels for the tires you mentioned.

Im sure you can put a larger tire on these wheels I would just like to here from some people and what they have used. Pics would be even better.
I've seen 285's on the stock wheels, and would probably only go 265's.
There are some other threads on this if you search.
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Hotduck.....I take it you have a lift on your truck??

If I keep the stock wheels I was also thinking 265 would be the largest I would want to go.
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what is the widest you can go with out wheel spacers, i know there is about 2 inch between the stock 225/70r19.5 continental tires that come on the new f450.
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I don't know if it is the largest tire on a 450 here on the board, but I went with 37x13.50x22 Toyos on mine. This combination puts a whole lot of rubber under the rear of the truck. :+)
Hey Hot Duck, did you put adapters (for 10x225 I think) on for those? or did they make you some wheels to fit the 10 bolt Ford F450 pattern?

I've done adapters before and while I liked the stability of the setup, I didn't like the added rotational weight and unsprung weight. I'm watching for direct bolt on.
This was my trade in for the F450
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American Force has direct bolt on wheels.
Dually Wheels
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Hotduck.....I take it you have a lift on your truck??
It is lifted 8". We used a Pro Comp system, but we had to get all of the steering components from Kelderman because the Pro Comp steering parts would not fit the 450.

The only downfall is that I will have problems with the height of the bed sides if I ever go back to a gooseneck trailer. I was towing a 53' gooseneck with it, but I replaced that with a 46' tag trailer just before I lifted the truck. So far I have absolutely no regrets. The truck still tows as well as it did stock, but now it rides better and is substantially better when traveling anywhere off the pavement.
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Hey Hot Duck, did you put adapters (for 10x225 I think) on for those? or did they make you some wheels to fit the 10 bolt Ford F450 pattern?
That's a nice looking truck!! Even though the 450 is 10 lug from the factory, I had to use adapters to get the correct lug pattern for these wheels.
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American Force has direct bolt on wheels.
Dually Wheels

THX, thats new, I new it was going to happen soon with the demand for different set up's.
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I put 245-70-19.5 Bridgestone tires on my stock wheels when the truck had 3000 miles on it, I have 26000 on it now with no problems. I have done one rotation and run the air pressure around 85 in the back and 75 in the front. These tires are way better in the rain / snow and wear like steel.
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are there any spacers for the stock 450 wheels? a friend is running 285/70/19.5 on his factory 450 wheels (a little too big IMO) but they are awfully close and he wants to space them out.
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