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Hello.

I currently have the stock 16" aluminum wheels on my F250.

Is there any advantage to switching to a larger 17" or 18" wheel size?

Would the ride and handling be improved?

Are the tires cheaper?

My existing Michelin LTX M/S 265/75/16 tires are ready for replacement and this is the time to upgrade wheels IF there is a clear advantage to doing so.

I appreciate all comments:thumbsup:
 

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I switched to 18's and wish I had done so years ago. The appearance is much better IMO and I think it drives better. Cant really tell any difference otherwise.
 

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The 18" or 20 " wheel/tire upgrade would give you a shorter sidewall tire and technically be a better tire for side wall stability. Ride and handling you might notice a difference, I did when i went to 20". Stay away from 17". You might find a nice set of 18" or 20" take offs from a newer truck and go that route if your looking for a different wheel look. But as far as cost the orig 16" tires are probably gonna be your cheapest to replace now and down the road.
 

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Thanks for the responses.
Will the later model 18" be a direct fit on my 2000 4x4?

Concerning the factory 16" like the one attached, any idea how much a set of 4 of these rims are worth with centercaps?
 

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It would be prudent to do your homework before buying a set of wheels from the newer trucks. When I was searching for wheels to put on my 2001, I remember reading that the offset of the newer style was too much and would causing rubbing on the suspension. I cant remember the numbers but if you use the search tool it isnt too difficult to find.
Here are the 18's on my 01.
 

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AClassHog,

Man that truck of yours is "showroom"!

I researched it today and found that when Ford switched from leaf springs to coil springs it resulted in a longer axle. This changed the offset of the newer wheels and a 2" spacer is required to use them on the older trucks.

I decided to just stick with the stock 16's. Thanks for your warning and how are you able to post full size photos like that? All I can post are thumbnails...lol.

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AClassHog,

Man that truck of yours is "showroom"!

I researched it today and found that when Ford switched from leaf springs to coil springs it resulted in a longer axle. This changed the offset of the newer wheels and a 2" spacer is required to use them on the older trucks.

I decided to just stick with the stock 16's. Thanks for your warning and how are you able to post full size photos like that? All I can post are thumbnails...lol.

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Thanks articdriver! hope this thing lasts me another 14 years.

Post the pictures using a host site like photobucket, just copy the "image" link in the thread and it reaches out and gets the photo when save it.
 
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