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Old 02-18-2015, 06:31 PM   #1
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Ok so I dont mean to be a pain in this *** because I know there are plenty of threads fir this but I just cant seem to find the right answer.
I have a 2005 F150 XLT with a 2.5 hbs spacer with 18x9 moto metals. Not sure on the offset but if it helps they stick out past the fenders about an inch- inch and a half
I'm currently running Nitto Terra Grapplers 325/60r18

MY QUESTION: Getting Trail Grapplers but should I go with the 295/70r18 OR the 35/12.50r18????
Will they both fit?
Will the 35 rub?
I do some casual off roading from time to time so the truck will flex a bit

If anyone has pictures of of either set up please post pics

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The 35s may rub.....offset is needed to confirm wether or not they will. The 295s will clear though
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The 35s may rub.....offset is needed to confirm wether or not they will. The 295s will clear though
Is there any way I can figure out the offset on my own? Like with a measuring tape?
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295 is what you should go with less issues with rubbing
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Is there any way I can figure out the offset on my own? Like with a measuring tape?
How to measure wheel offset:
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295/70r18 OR 35/12.50r18??-image-3090566422.jpg

I have 18x9 moto metals and nitto trails 295/70/18 and there was some rubbing but trimmed and now there isn't any
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First of all, the wheel offset is almost always cast into the backside of the wheel. Pull a wheel and inspect.

Second, Having acquired an F150 in the last couple of years, I get a chuckle out of the whole "will it rub" questions. Its a legitimate question, don't get me wrong, but the problem is the question is so subjective. If you drive like a grandma and use your truck to fetch groceries and take the kids to soccer practice, then you could probably run some 37's and maybe rub occasionally, if you drive the truck like you stole it on the dunes or some backwoods trails you will have problems with 33's. OK, so maybe 37's is stretching it a bit, but ask me how I know about the issues with 33's.

Here is what I can tell you. Your full compression will be limited by the tire hitting the top of the fender lip. Get you some bump stops, cut your fender opening or get you some different fenders. Will you push the truck to this extreme? Most do not, that is for you to decide. You will also experience some rubbing at some point if you do nothing. Can you live with the rubbing? Sure you can. Do you want to live with the rubbing? That is for you to decide. Are there solutions to fix the rubbing? Yes, start trimming and cutting, or pick you up some large opening fenders (ie. Glassworks Unlimited)
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