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Old 07-20-2014, 04:15 PM
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Mickey Thompsons for stock 1996 F350

Looking for sizes for a combination of Mickey Thompson wheels and BFG AT tires for a stock 96 F350 CC. Just bought the truck and want to replace the wheels and tires. I had 16.5" rims and 35" BFG's on a previous 96 reg cab but MT doesn't make 16.5" rims. Do I go with a 17" rim and if so what size tire? If i go with a 16" rim I can go with the Alcoa or MT rims but what is the largest BFG At I can put on without having the tires rub. My 35's rubbed a littl on the wheel well but didn't bother me too much. Thank for any help.
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FYI Alcoa no longer makes wheels for our trucks. You would have to find used ones.

Personally I would got with a 16x8 or 16x10 and a 315/75/16
I don't know why you say the tires rubbed the wheel wells. I can clear 35/14.50.16.5s on a STOCK F350 with just some bumper trimming. Even 4wheeling they NEVER rubbed the fenders.

Also, MT wheels were known for cracking
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I like the MTs better anyway. Yeah the tires rubbed for sure. On a tight turn both sides. If I remember correctly they were rubbing on the inside. Maybe it was the rims. I've been looking at the Mickey Thompson tires too. The Baja ATZP3 looks good. I have had nothing but BFG AT on all my F350s though. Can't complain there. I think I'll try the 315/75/16.
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Tire were NOT rubbing the wheel wells, but they were rubbing the leaf springs. Very common with oversized tires. Nothing short of putting spacers in will fix that
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