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Old 03-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Wheel and Tire Advice - 2011 F150 Lariat Screw

I will be receiving my Lariat Screw around the end of March, and am going to swap out the wheels and tires. I could use advice regarding which wheels and size tire to purchase.

First, some info.

Truck
2011 Lariat Screw, 6.5' bed, Ecoboost engine, 3.55 LS axle
Open to installing a leveling kit

Driving
I will not be doing any towing with this truck, and will not put many miles on it. It will mostly be driven around on the weekend and during the winter. A majority of the driving will be done on paved roads. Off-road travel will mostly be on forest service type roads. During the winter, there are times when travel up/down a 13%+ grade is necessary.

Tires
I have decided on the Goodyear Duratracs because I like the look of them as well as the reviews that I have read regarding how they handle in snow. I initially thought that I wanted to get the 275/70R18, but they are "E" rated. Since I will not be towing, I figured it would be better to go with a "D" rated tire, so I settled on either the 285/70R17 or the 315/70R17.

Wheels
I would prefer to get the Dick Cepek Torque wheels (17x8.5, Backspace 5", Offset +6mm). I am also considering the following wheels.

American Racing ATX Crawl, 17x8, Backspace 4.5", Offset 0mm
KMC Spy, 17x8, Backspace 5.2", Offset +18mm
Ultra Wheel Drifter, 17x8, Backspace 5.5", Offset +25mm

Other Info
I want the truck to have an aggressive look to it, which is one of the main reasons I have selected the Duratracs. I would also prefer that the tires do not stick out beyond the stock fenders. Obviously, no rubbing would also be preferable, and I will level the front if that will eliminate rubbing.

So, based on all of that, would you agree that I should go with a "D" rated tire?

Will the 285/70R17 "fill out" the wheel well sufficiently?

Is the 315/70R17 really too big? Is it even possible to mount these without extending beyond the fenders and not rubbing (or rubbing only at the extremes)?

This is a tough (and expensive) decision to make. Many thanks for all your input.
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did you end up with dc torque? what tire size and doe the stick out more than stock wheels? pics please.

i'm also interested in those rims as well. thanks.
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No, I got the Ultra Maverick wheels. Pics are in my profile.
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