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Old 01-21-2014, 08:15 AM
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1984 2wd f150..largest tires stock?

I see some 4x4 guys on 33s stock height. Wonder what a 2wd will fit. Id like to run 33s so if need to lift, how much and is it easy?

I want a wide stance also, so what backspace/offset would I lool for in a 15x8 or 15x10 wheel?
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http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/r...8/truck390.jpg

wide like this, if not a little wider.
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Be careful we have had a lot of threads where guys run extra large tires and don't use there trucks like trucks, and don't mention a little "rub" that happens now and then. Even 31x10.5x15 tires will rub if you use the stock rims. They will rub the radius arms when you turn tight in the parking lot.

I had 31x10.5x15's on a stock 4x4 f150 with the stock rims and they did rub on the radius arms when in the parking lot. They also rubbed against the inner black plastic fender liner in the rear top wheel well when heavily loaded with firewood. I went to the stock chrome modular wheel they keep in stock at the local tire store, 8 inch wide, and that stopped the rubbing in the parking lot, it barely squeaked by the outer lip of the rear fender/bedside, and it still rubbed the inner top of the rear wheel well when loaded with wood.

I suspect the 2wd would not be too much different. If someone is running 33's, then they are running it unloaded, and are getting a little rubbing here and there but are ignoring it. It's up to you what you want to tolerate. I don't see a 33 inch tire being able to go up behind the lip of the rear bedside/fender when loaded.
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Ya thats true. I could probably do a 31 then or just keep the stock size
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Just wondering, why do you want wide tires on a 2wd? It hurts mileage pretty bad... I understand tall, it makes it look better, but wide isn't that practical on a 2wd. Not that practicality is something you have to go with I'm just saying you might think about it a little more if this is your daily driver.
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No reason really other than looks. It wont be used offroad nor will it be a daily, just a weekend truck to use for work, rarely will I haul anything crazy heavy, if its that heavy I'll use my excursion and a trailer.

how bad do thesr sag when under a load? Whats the heaviest you can haul without it tucking wheel?
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Whether it sags or not depends on which tire, load rating, and psi. They usually don't sag any worse than stock height tires.
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No I meant like suspension wise, like the guy above said if it sags when hauling heavy, the fenders might rub.
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They sag pretty good for the first few inches. They have progressive spring packs in the rear, with very light curved springs for a good empty ride, and then when loaded these lighter curved springs flatten out onto a thick flatter spring on the bottom. That's why most of them ride high in the rear, so it's not sagging so terribly when the curved springs go down onto the thicker flatter spring.
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Cool. I suppose ill keep it factory. Reason I was curious is because the one im thinking of getting needs tires immediately. I think the rims are miss matching too so I will likely find 4 wheels. Stock is 15x8 5x4.5 right? I have 4 wheels from my 97 explorer that should work.
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No, f150 wheels are 5 on 5 1/2 and stock is 6 inches wide, with some of the other optional wheels 7 inches wide. Only some of the early f100's had the 5 on 4 1/2 pattern.
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I dont know if this helps, but on my 86 f250 4wd, I run stock 16" rims and my tires are LT285/75R16. I have not had any rubbing yet, but I also only use the truck as a work truck and dont go offroading. The only reason I changed from my stock 235/85r16 is because I just cant stand lots of empty space in the wheel wells I think it looks like ******
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The F150 has different front suspension and sits lower than your F250. For this reason is why I can run a max of 33x12.5R16.5 on my F250. I have 235s in the winter, a bump up over the stock 215s, both on the original 16" rim.

The max an F150 stock can go I think is skinny 31s, or 235s.
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Adam could you post a pic?
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Now that I look at it, I like a stance like this

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