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How to Get a Ford F250 Leveled on 35s Stock Wheels

F250 owners frequently opt to upgrade to bigger tires in order to enhance both the appearance and traction of their ride. When considering purchasing bigger tires for their F250 truck, one common question is if 35″ tires can fit on stock OEM wheels without any interference with radius arms, sway bars, or body panels – can 35s do without any rub on radius arms, sway bar, body panels? Yes; indeed 37″s may even be possible on 20″ factory rims if fitted with leveling kits.


Ford F250s are one of the most sought-after trucks on the market, so many owners like to upgrade their tires. Larger tires provide a great look while improving performance; however, fitting these large-wheeled upgrades on an original vehicle may prove challenging; you may require trimming fenders or installing leveling kits to make sure the new tire fits securely.

Most people can fit 35″ tires onto stock wheels if they stick with OEM rims with the same backspacing and width specifications without going too wide. Their tread should not touch radius arms or sway bar components on stock-height trucks and should never rub against body panels. In addition, you’ll need to make sure that their tire load rating meets factory specs.

Good news – with just a 2-inch front coil spacer or simple leveling kit, you can add 35″ tires without having to make modifications to your suspension! This will give your truck an aggressive appearance without the risk of tire rubbing against existing fender flares.

On most vehicles, 35″ tires will fit on your stock front wheel wells if you are willing to trim away some plastic around them. This will keep them from sticking out too far and enhance the look of your truck. When choosing wheels with the proper offset for suspension compatibility, check forums where people have posted images showing various tire fits with modifications necessary to make them work if you are uncertain of your exact offset requirements.


Customizing your truck requires selecting tires of appropriate sizes that will fit perfectly without any interference with suspension parts, nor sticking out too far and interfering with vision while driving. While this task may seem challenging, Ford trucks provide some of the most versatile wheel and tire solutions on the market that should help make selecting tires more accessible than ever before.

A stock Ford F250 can accommodate a 33-inch tire without needing modifications, which is the tallest that fits within its wheel wells and is recommended to those adding lift kits to their vehicle. While larger tires offer more significant performance advantages, keep in mind they require greater load-bearing capacities than their smaller counterparts.

Large tires take up more space and can have an impact on how well your suspension operates. When purchasing new wheels for your F250, keep this fact in mind when making decisions based on a more significant tire purchase decision. As this extra weight may affect MPG consumption and your MPG, make sure you weigh all options carefully when making this choice.

If you want to run 35s on stock rims, a leveling kit may be required in order to prevent rubbing and other issues. Front spacers may also work, although you will likely need to trim down the fender liners accordingly.

F250s are highly desirable trucks on the market, and many owners opt to modify them by increasing suspension height. One simple and cost-effective method of doing this is using a leveling kit – this will raise factory rear springs to accommodate larger tires while simultaneously leveling out your truck’s stance, creating an effortless ride and a more aggressive appearance.

Leveling Kit

If you want to give your F250 with 35″ stock wheels a leveling boost, leveling kits may be the way to do it. These kits are designed to raise the front of your vehicle by raising its ground clearance and allowing larger tires. They work by attaching spacers under or atop stock struts, allowing it to sit higher, making your ride look more level; there are various kinds available, and you must find which is most suited to your ride.

If your F250 features coilover struts, consider purchasing a strut extension kit. These are among the most affordable and popular leveling solutions on the market, easy to install and have been rigorously tested to ensure there are no compatibility issues between factory suspension components and spacers used for leveling purposes. They can even be fitted to vehicles equipped with both struts and sway bars!

Coil Spring Spacer Kits provide another leveling option that is specifically tailored for use on trucks and SUVs equipped with coilover struts, such as coil spring spacer kits. These kits use spacers to increase the height of each coilover support and, thus, lift the body of your vehicle. Installation of such kits can easily be accomplished at home using standard hand tools.

These kits are an ideal choice for trucks that spend most of their time driving on roads, as they require little change to ride quality or stance yet allow larger tires without significant stance changes. Furthermore, these kits tend to be less costly than lift kits and can easily be removed if desired. Both factors make these options highly appealing choices for truck owners looking for smooth, factory ride quality without spending hundreds on lift kits.

Most leveling kits only provide an inch or two of lift. To obtain any more lift, it may be necessary to upgrade to a lift kit; depending on which type you select, this could include a rear shock absorber with a reservoir to help dissipate heat.


If you want to install 35″ tires onto stock wheels on a 2021 or newer F150, you will require both a leveling kit and wheels with positive offset. Due to their tight wheel wells, low backspacing wheels can push tires beyond where their body begins curving inwards if backspaced too low; this issue is no longer an issue with 2023+ Super Duty models as Ford has changed the radius arms and sway bar geometry to accommodate wider tires.

2015-20 F150s have tighter wheel wells and more intrusive crash bars, making it harder to achieve an ideal combination of wheel backspacing/offset/tire width without extensive suspension work. Still, a relatively narrow 35″ tire such as 285/75R18 can fit on factory wheels or those equipped with positive offset and 2.5 leveling kits – but to gain full clearance, you may require trimming either your valance or fender liners for full support.