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Lug size question!

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Dlongerman, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Dlongerman

    Dlongerman Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 299

    I have a 2010 F250 with 17's

    I want 16's cuz tires are cheaper. what years will fit on here.... will a set from 2003 fit?


  2. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    I can't answer 100% but my concern would be whether 16's will clear your brake calipers. Typically when a factory size goes up on a basic truck, it's for a reason, not for looks. 20's, sure, but 17's are probably on it b/c of bigger brakes.

    04-99 wheels have a different offset but the same lug pattern. They will probably stick out a little if they do fit.
  3. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,094

    When Ford went to a coil spring front end ( '06?) they increased the size of the rotors and went to a wheel with a negative offset. I found this all out when I bought my '08 and tried to put 16's off of my '00. I here you about the tire cost, I need to put new owns on my '08 which has 18's on it and I was able to talk them into $250 ea. Last week I put the same tire on my '97 and they were $200 ea. If I was to go with a 17 I'd save about $30 a tire but spend around $800 on wheels to do it. It's just not right but they have you by the short hairs.
  4. Tony350

    Tony350 Senior Member
    Messages: 546

    I agree with buff 16's won't fit.
  5. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Coils in '05

    Just my .02¢
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,094

    Hence the "?", wasn't sure.........:D