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Old 03-10-2019, 06:10 AM
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Wheel size on an 2009 F250 v10

I have another thread going on here but to lesson the confusion I will start a new one to ask....Did 09 F250 v10's have any other wheel size than 18"x8" from factory? I ask because the 2009 I just purchased has custom wheels that are 17"....I am looking to put stock alloy wheels one the truck, when I looked to buy that wheel the only option was 18x8 for factory wheels. my other two SD's have 18" wheels so the logical thing to do would be to keep them all the same. The other question I have is ...would the MPG's improve with 18" over 17" wheels ? I realize I would need to get a Ford dealer to re -calibrate the PCM to keep the speedo/odo accurate and probably to reset shift points. But my main concern would be MPG...at 12 now, I wouldn't want to lose any..would love to gain a little.
 
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:30 AM
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There are steel 17" wheels as a factory standard on XL work trucks. Also, wheel size has much less to do with MPG and needing a speedometer calibration than tire size does. For example, a 16" wheel with a 265/75R16 tire has the exact same overall diameter as a 17" wheel with a 265/70R17 tire.
 
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There are steel 17" wheels as a factory standard on XL work trucks. Also, wheel size has much less to do with MPG and needing a speedometer calibration than tire size does. For example, a 16" wheel with a 265/75R16 tire has the exact same overall diameter as a 17" wheel with a 265/70R17 tire.
For what ever reason, when I was on the site ( I forget which one now) pricing some factory alloy wheels, when I entered my information the only size highlighted was 18x8 none of the other sizes would let me select them. I'll keep looking, Thanks for the reply.
 
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You could find some Factory Take Offs on Craigslist or FTE Marketplace.

Anything 2005 to even the new style trucks will fit. 2004 18" wheels will have a different backspacing.

 
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You could find some Factory Take Offs on Craigslist or FTE Marketplace.

Anything 2005 to even the new style trucks will fit. 2004 18" wheels will have a different backspacing.
Thanks, I decided to stay with the 17 inch wheels, since that is what the truck came from the factory with...I bought a set of used factory wheels and will swap them when they arrive.
 
 


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