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Levelling a 2013?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by burtonboards32, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. burtonboards32

    burtonboards32 Junior Member
    Messages: 15


    I am looking to level my 2013 F350 diesel crew cab short bed Lariat and install GoodYear Duratrac tires in size 325/60-20 on stock rims. I am unsure of which plow to go with, but I am considering the new Fisher XV2, an XBlade or Xtreme V. Do any of you have similar setups? Any suggestions or remarks as to how the truck will/should perform with this setup while plowing?

  2. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    I have the same set-up but it is a 2012. No leveling kit but I have the XLS installed on it and was worried that it may need Timbrens. Turns out I was worried about nothing it carries it fine just the way it was delivered.
  3. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    i had the 325-60-20 dura tracs on stock wheels at stock and leveled and they rubbed on my truck when the plow was on so i ended up taking them off. they kept losing balance also. i was told the stock wheels were not wide enough.
  4. wilsonsground

    wilsonsground Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    I just picked up a 9.6 today and the truck handles it fine. 2011 350. factory height. I have 2" leveling coils for the front just havent put them in yet.

  5. 07PSDCREW

    07PSDCREW Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I tried the 325/60/20 on my truck and removed them shortly after. They were nitto trail grapplers. If you want to go bigger tire and are going to use a level kit...I'd go with 315/60/20. Fits with minimal rubbing. The 325 tire is too big for factory rim.
  6. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    What leveling Coils do you have? I would like to level mine but don't really care for spacers.
  7. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    If you have a 2013 F 350 powerstroke and it has snowplow prep package it comes with a 6K front axle. You can put on just about any plow you want, you need no leveling kit , they do nothing.
  8. linckeil

    linckeil PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,272

    i get that a lot of people like the look of the big, fat tires, but it is fact that a narrow tire is better in the snow. i dont understand why people look to setup their trucks for plowing, and immediately want a wider tire?

    if you like the look of a wide tire, then run them in the spring/summer/fall. but if you are serious about plowing and are more concerned with traction than looks in the snow, then get a narrow dedicated snow tire and run it only in the winter season.

    i run a 235 tire on my one ton and would never run anything else. one winter an early storm surprised me and i had yet to get my snow tires on the truck. i plowed for about 1 hour with my 12.5" wide mud tires. traction was ok at best, but nothing compared to what i was used to. mid storm i swapped on my 235 tires and it was like a new truck. a 325 tire is even wider at 12.8".

    there are plenty of people who say their truck plows just fine with a 325 tire, and i'm sure it does, but those same people would be amazed at how much better the same truck would do with a 235 tire (or even a 265 tire).

    just something to consider as you look to setup your plow truck.