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Old 03-02-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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just bought 03 e250 (ford)

I'm looking to drop a 3 inch body lift under it, the actual question is what tires would fit on the 8 lug 16" rims after the lift? I'm looking at 305/75/16 (bf goodrich all terrain).
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:07 AM   #2
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What's the width of your rim?
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Even with a 4-6" suspension lift, I don't think you can fit that size tire without getting some rubbing.
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Re: just bought 03 e250 (ford)

I looked into tire fitment extensively with lots of trial fitment and measuring and determined that the biggest I could squeeze in there with 2-3" of lift (and some fender trimming) was a 275/70/17 (32.5" or in your case a 275/75/16 if you can find it) but that is not a common size so 265/75/16 (32") would be your best bet. I bit the bullet and had Camburg install their "Baja Performance" suspension which is advertised at 4.5" lift, I measured mine out to be 5.5" of total lift. With that setup I was able to fit 285/75/17 (34") but I had to trim the front fenders and space the front bumper out 1/2". If you install a coil spacer/ 2" leveling kit IN ADDITION to a body lift, you can probably squeeze in those 305's with some trimming, but they will likely still rub the bumper if you turn and hit a dip at the same time.

I see BFG has a 305/70/16 listed and not the 305/75/16 you stated, that's the same as a 33x12.5" The height will be less of a problem than the width, hence the reason I went with a 285.
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ill be going with the 265/75/16's thank you!
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