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Old 07-15-2006, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does Anyone Know the Wheel Offset for the F250's

Guys,

Looking to find out what the difference is between the 1999-2004 and 2005-2006 trucks. All I se is that everyone says that the 05-06 wheels will not fit on ealier trucks but I don't see the offset difference.

Just curious, looking for OEM wheels for a replacement on my 2002 F250.

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Old 07-16-2006, 07:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Does Anyone Know the Wheel Offset for the F250's

Don't even think about trying to fit 2005-up SuperDuty wheels on your 2002. Life is too short.

2002 SRW wheels have 0.25" nominal offset. 2005-up SRW wheels have 1.57" inset. Someone said that offset and inset are the same thing, and that Ford simply changed the words in their specs. If that's so, then the 2005 rims will be 1.32" different backspace.
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Trying to piggy back on the original question, and smokeywren's response, because i'm looking at the exact same option, if i ran 2" wheel spacers up front on my 02, wouldn't the 05+ 18" wheels fit just about perfect on my 02 F350 SRW? From what i can see i should get the hubcentric wheel adapters from Fred at wheeladapter.com.
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You probably cannot find any chassis engineers that will approve use of wheel adaptors. They're simply not safe. Plus, quality wheel adaptors will cost as much as new wheels that don't need the adaptors.

TireRack.com has 18"x8" hub-centric wheels for 2004 SVT or Harley Davidson trim that will fit any '99-'04 SuperDuty SRW pickup. They say 4x2 only, but the wheels are identical except for the hub cap. $150 or $250 each, depending. If you have 4x4, then use your old hub caps with the new 18" wheels. This link says F-250, but the wheels for F-350 SRW are identical.

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Well, i scored a set of 18x8 5 star 05 Superduty wheels for $200 and ordered the 2" hubcentric steel wheel adapters for the front wheels, from Frank at wheeladapters.com for $320 delivered, which is still less than $600 plus shipping, and is the look i wanted.
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You probably cannot find any chassis engineers that will approve use of wheel adaptors. They're simply not safe. Plus, quality wheel adaptors will cost as much as new wheels that don't need the adapters.
Duallys come from the factory with spacers.
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I put 05 five star 18" rims on my 02 250 with 2" wheel spacers and had not had any issues yet. Good Luck.
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I had 2008 wheels on my 2000 f250. (Before it got destroyed in an accident)

I used the wheel spacers....they did make me a little nervous, but I carried a few 2000+ lb loads in the bed without any problems.

Don't try the wheels without the spacers, I'm pretty sure they will rub!!
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I've been running the 2005 wheels on my 1999 F250 and my 2004 Excursion and they ride fine but you have to tolerate rub on the leaf springs when you have the wheels cranked. It's annoying and I'd like to try the spacers but didn't realize they'd have to be 2" wide and the cost was over 300.00. I was searching the forums for info when I came across this thread. Looks like my spacer options are limited.
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If you do buy spacers make sure you get the ones that are hubcentric witch centers the wheel. I did not and to get rid of the shakes had to make a pice to fit in the center and it was a pain. If i would have spent the extra money up front it would have saved me lots of time.
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Does anyone know if 2004 Harley Davidson F-250 had the same offset as other 2004 super duty 4x4? I have a 2004 Eddie Bauer 4x4 Excursion 6.0 diesel and I am looking at 2004 HD F-250 wheels 18 inch. Thanks for any help

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im running the 06 style 18s on my 99 with 2 in wheel spacers and there wrapped in 35 in bfg m/ts and a 3 in leveling kit they fit perfct with no rubbing and i can turn lock to lock without hitting the leaf springs! i tried them without the spacers and they look real sucked in because of the incorrect offset and they will hit the leaf springs.
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I've had '06 wheel on my '99 for more than 3 years. The only issue I've had is rubbing on the front leaf springs when you turn sharp radius and it does cut down on your turning radius.
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