Wondering Whether or not you are able to fit 35s on a Ford F150 that’s been leveled? You are in the right place because, in this article, I will be talking about exactly that! Big tires simply look great on most trucks but they do come with some challenges.
If you try and fit them on a stock F150 they will rub on the inside of the fender or control arm as you make turns. A way around this is to install a lift or leveling kit.
Most trims of the Ford F150 come with the front lower than the back. A leveling kit pushes the front part up making the truck level. Leveling will allow you to install larger tires.
What is The Right Tire Size For a Lifted F150?
Finding the right size of tires for your Ford F150 can be a challenge because you want to make sure it fits properly, rides well, and does not rub on things.
- You will need to level your F150 after adding a levelling kit so you have room for bigger tires.
- The largest 35-inch tires that will fit on a lifted F150 are 285/70R17 or 31-inch rubber in general.
The recommended leveling kit that will allow you to install 35s is 2,5 inches. This will allow enough room for your tire to turn left and right. When you plan on leveling your F150, you need to make sure there is enough wheel clearance.
If you are planning on lifting your truck, then there should be no problems installing 35-inch tires. 35s are a popular choice among the off-road community and can be used on a leveled F150. They also work well with lifted trucks as long as there is enough wheel clearance between the ground and tire.
How to Know If Your F150 Has Enough Ground Clearance for 35s?
In order to know if your F150 can fit 35-inch tires or not, you need to find out how much clearance it has. This can be found by measuring the distance between the frame and the body of an unleveled Ford F150 truck.
In order to measure this accurately, you will need a tape measure and a pen or pencil. You should also have some sort of straight edge for measuring against (a ruler works well).
Make sure that your vehicle is parked on level ground with all four wheels in contact with the ground at all times during this process. Next, measure from where each tire meets the wheel well up toward where it meets the body at each corner of your vehicle;
make sure not only that you are getting readings from both sides but also from different areas at each corner as well. Also, keep in mind that there may be more than one measurement for each location depending on how you choose to do so – whether horizontally or vertically on any given side – so try taking multiple measurements per section before moving to another area.
How to Accurately Measure F150 Wheel Opening
To accurately measure the wheel well opening of your truck, use a tape measure. You will measure from the center of the tire or hubcap directly straight up to the fender lip (body).
The first measurement should be taken at least two inches away from any part of the wheel well opening, so you can get a good idea of how much clearance you have available. Then take measurements at multiple points on each wheel as you move around it in an even pattern.
At this point, I recommend taking measurements with your wheels off and then again with them on if possible. The reason for this is that when tires are mounted they will expand slightly and create more space in some areas while leaving less room in others.
Do You Need to Measure Wheel Wells in The Same Way For all F150 Model Years
If you are looking to add bigger tires to your truck’s wheel wells, it is important that you measure from multiple points on each wheel.
This will ensure that your measurements are accurate and give a good representation of what the wheels will look like with the new 35s.
- Measure from the center of the tire.
- Make sure to take measurements at multiple points on each wheel (front and back).
- Also, measure when turning your wheels in both directions. The reason that we encourage you to measure at different points and angles is that the size of the wheel wells has changed with time so you need to be as accurate as possible for all model years of your Ford F150.
My Overall Thoughts
The short answer is yes, you can install 35-inch tires on a leveled F150. You will need to make sure that there is enough wheel clearance, but this should not be an issue if you are planning on leveling your truck.
The ideal would be a 2-and-a-half-inch level. It’s important to note that the amount of clearance will vary depending on the year of your vehicle so make sure you measure multiple points