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Old 09-16-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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I have a 2011 f150 fx2 w/EB and I am looking to put some new wheels and tires on it soon. Depending on prices looking to go about 24" maybe 26". What would look better and still have a good ride to it? Lowering the back to level with the front? Or raising the front, with putting new wheels on it? Open for any opinions to help.

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i would say on a 2wd (4wd for that matter too) lowering the rear will offer the better ride. it will retain ALL factory front end suspension geometry/shocks/etc. and the drop in the back isn't very noticeable in regards to ride.

I did this to my chevy shortwide and drove like that for 5 years...really sharp look to it and made loading the bed a breeze
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I have a 2011 f150 fx2 w/EB and I am looking to put some new wheels and tires on it soon. Depending on prices looking to go about 24" maybe 26". What would look better and still have a good ride to it? Lowering the back to level with the front? Or raising the front, with putting new wheels on it? Open for any opinions to help.

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Think about this man...if your doing 24" or 26" rims your already going to demolish the ride quality with tires so if you lift the front it will be a very harsh ride. I would definitely recommend dropping the rear if your throwing rubber bands on it instead if beefy meats.
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Think about this man...if your doing 24" or 26" rims your already going to demolish the ride quality with tires so if you lift the front it will be a very harsh ride. I would definitely recommend dropping the rear if your throwing rubber bands on it instead if beefy meats.
I would also consider 20" wheels. Have you ever seen such huge wheels as 24" or 26" on an F150? My opinion...20" maybe 22" at the most. Just saying...
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Think about this man...if your doing 24" or 26" rims your already going to demolish the ride quality with tires so if you lift the front it will be a very harsh ride. I would definitely recommend dropping the rear if your throwing rubber bands on it instead if beefy meats.
Rubber bands are 30 series or lower. 50 or 55 series are not rubber bands. So it depends what the other dimensions of the tires are.
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Rubber bands are 30 series or lower. 50 or 55 series are not rubber bands. So it depends what the other dimensions of the tires are.
Seriously? Please show us an F150 on 26"s running a 55 series tire.
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