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Old 11-02-2013, 01:48 PM
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I've searched hi and low for the answer to my tire and spacing issues-2006 DRW 4WD

I've searched this forum for more than a month, as well as other places, and spoken with the local tire shop, and I cannot find the right answer.

2006 F350, DRW, 4WD. I am adding +2 1/2" springs in front, possibly one leaf in the rear to bring it up a little.

I am going to run 315/70R17s on the stock rims. I do haul fairly regularly, but never more than 10,000. I obviously do not want the tires to rub.

I've been told/read, no spacers needed, 2" spacers needed, 2 1/2" spacers needed, and even 3" spacers needed.

I will either machine or buy steel hub-centric/wheel-centric spacers, and of course high quality studs.

Can anyone give a definite answer as to what spacer is needed? If they are readily available, I will buy. If not, or they are crazy expensive, I will make them.

I appreciate any/all help. This has been nearly impossible to figure out definitively.

And if the correct answer is out there, I apologize. I sure haven't seen it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:30 PM
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F'n-100, Does your truck have the OEM camper/tow package? My 2006 Ford F-350, SD, CC, 4x4, dually, XLT, 8 ft bed, 4 MKW Model 26 Dually rims, 3 OEM rims, 7 Toyo Open Country A/T II LT285/75R17E tires. Lifted 6 inches. ProComp ladder bars, Skyjacker brake lines, Fox Racing Shocks w/reservoirs, Super Springs Anti Sway Stops, OEM truck camper/tow package. Preparing truck for installation of a 2003 Lance 1161 truck camper. Original OEM rear wheel spacers.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:15 PM
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So 285's fit on stock wheels without rubbing each other. That's good to hear. Can you post a picture of the back of the truck showing the spacing between the tires? I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:18 PM
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dual wheels66, I was running ProComp Xtreme A/T LT37/13.50/17D discontinued as of 4 yrs ago. MKW Model 26 rims discontinued. I am unable to post any photos at this time. The right front ProComp tire sidewall torn up due to blowout at 45 mph on 1 Nov 2012. Look at google search Ford F-350 Dual rear wheel spacers. You might have some luck.

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Old 11-10-2013, 07:39 AM
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I really don't want to use spacers. I am looking to fill up the wheel wells a little more without a lift, the stock tire look so little. I was looking at he 265's and thought they would work on stock wheels. I thought 285's would rub each other and that's not a good thing. I am in no rush for tires, these factory Generals are a nice tire, very pleased so far. I have just over 8,000 miles on the truck so I have a little time yet.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:56 AM
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dualwheels66, the rear spacer not only keeps the tires separated, the inside dual is
mounted / bolted to rear disc brakes/axle.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:26 PM
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dualwheels66, I pulled off my outside dual today the spacer that is on my F-350 is as
follows:
Spacer 3 inch width
Spacer with small flange over axle 3-3/4 inches
Spacer with studs total width 4-1/2 inches
The rim size I am running on the Ford are 17" 6.5J 8 Lugs
I hope this will help.

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Old 11-12-2013, 04:59 PM
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Ok thanks bens170, I don't think I will be running a tire that wide. I will probably stick with the 265 series.
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:16 PM
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dualwheels66, do your research and ask questions also talk to reputable tire and repair
shops dealing with your Ford truck, also possibly Ford Motor Company. Take care and good luck.
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