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Street look for my super duty!

Gents I have been browsing the many excellent threads regarding rims, tires and lifts. Let me propose a slightly different problem for the sages assembled here: The project is an 08 Harley f-250 4x4 Crew with stock rims, tires and lift. The object is to give the Harley truck a bit more of a street look without trying to be a lowered and sculpted F-150. So this means I would like to fill out those fender wells a little better with some lower profile tires. Stock is 275/65R20 so doesnt this mean I would need to step up to 22s or even 24s if I want a lower pro tire? I really would like to look at something like the General grabber UHP.

And I dont really want to lift the truck nor put tire outside my fenders. I suspect that the height/width ratio would probably be around 50 to give me that low- but not ghetto low- look that Im after.

So my question to you guys is really just for your thoughts on what size tire I could use on a 22 or a 24, with my stock suspension, and without kicking rocks up into my windows! Any thought or general comments, and most especially any pics of F-250s dressed for the street would be genuinely appreciated
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That is how i have my truck setup, for a street look. I'm running 325/50/22 Toyo Proxes (Aprox. 35" x 13"). They do stick out of the wheel well just a bit. My truck is a F250 and the suspension is factoy height with no clearance problems. Here is a couple pictures of my truck.
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Go with 22's. 24's will make the ride too ruff, and you will really run the risk of bending them if you smash a curb or something big in the road. Maybe go with like a 285/75/22 or something. Id go with either toyo proxes, nitto terra grapplers, Goodrich, or goodyears. a like all those tires.

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That is how i have my truck setup, for a street look. I'm running 325/50/22 Toyo Proxes (Aprox. 35" x 13"). They do stick out of the wheel well just a bit. My truck is a F250 and the suspension is factoy height with no clearance problems. Here is a couple pictures of my truck.
Wow! Stroker that is a good lookin buggy. Do you have any shots from side-on (more perpindicular)? Also do you get any rock chips from those tires?

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Go with 22's. 24's will make the ride too ruff, and you will really run the risk of bending them if you smash a curb or something big in the road. Maybe go with like a 285/75/22 or something. Id go with either toyo proxes, nitto terra grapplers, Goodrich, or goodyears. a like all those tires.
Muchas Superduty. I think 24s are a little too extreme!
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Wow! Stroker that is a good lookin buggy. Do you have any shots from side-on (more perpindicular)? Also do you get any rock chips from those tires?
Yes, i have a few small rock chips. But you don't really notice them unless you are right up on the truck. They are mostly on the very bottom part of the panels behind the wheels. Here are a few more side pics.
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imo i wold go 24's simply because your leaving the stock ride height and a 22 is not gonna fill the wheel well all that good unless you get into a 65 series tire. if you go 24's you can go with like a 305/55 and it would be enough sidewall for protection of potholes and curbs but not too tall and still fill the gaps. believe me i've had plenty of rims on trucks and 22's on a fullsize without a drop really struggles to bridge the gaps i've learned the expensive and hard way... lol... but thats mho...

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imo i wold go 24's simply because your leaving the stock ride height and a 22 is not gonna fill the wheel well all that good unless you get into a 65 series tire. if you go 24's you can go with like a 305/55 and it would be enough sidewall for protection of potholes and curbs but not too tall and still fill the gaps. believe me i've had plenty of rims on trucks and 22's on a fullsize without a drop really struggles to bridge the gaps i've learned the expensive and hard way... lol... but thats mho...
Have you got any pics of your ride on 24s? I havent seen a 24 setup on the stock suspension, seems they all have quite a bit of lift, i.e this ebay ad:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts...1%7C240%3A1318

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are those E rated tires & wheels ??

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Regardless of the wheels being 22" or 24" you are not gonna get a tire much bigger than what i have on my truck with the stock suspension. With that being said, i think the 22" will give a better overall look. The 24" wheel with a 35" tire will be too low of a profile on these big trucks. Although i do agree that my truck would look better with about 1.5" to 2" of drop (which is about all you can drop a 4X4 from what i've been told).
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