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Re: Just put Bilsteins on with 2" leveling kit and WOW... now 35" or 37"s on my 05 F250
When you say F350 blocks, I'll take it you mean the taller blocks. Perhaps that is something that changed in the new 05/06 SD.
That is a big misconception on this site that F350 blocks are taller(3.5") and the F250 blocks are shorter(2"). Up until about 03, you could choose what blocks your truck came with as an option. They were referred to as flat landers or haulers(2") and standards(3.5"). This intel is straight from the dealer I used in Co. I've known/used them since 1996.
As for tires, factory rims will fit taller/wider tires than aftermarket. Mostly due to wheel offset, but wheel width is also a consideration. Keep in mind, too narrow of a wheel will hurt your wear/mileage life and can even be dangerous due to improper bead/footprint.
I'm running 35 Toyo A/T's which are wider than normal(13.50). It is fine for traction since the truck is heavy, but I'd go back to standard 12.50 width given the choice. I'm running a 18" x 9.5" chrome aluminum A/R mohave wheel.
2000 F250,4X4,AFE2 w/PG7,F.A.S.S.,H2e,Spearco 6.0 CAC,Hybrids,Head Studs,FTVB,BD t/c,Fluidampr.
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