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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-27-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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17s or 18s for Winter on FX4?

Decided on the 2010 FX4 and should have it sometime this week (RYR and costco approvals are taking a long time... haha).

Anyway, wondering which size you would go with. 17s are of course cheaper, but being in Alberta, winter tires and wheels stay on vehicles for at least 6 months of the year. Do 17s look too small on the truck?

I am likely going with Blizzaks, unless there is something better out there.

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if your only deciding about a 2nd set winter tires/rims and have another good set to switch to in the warmer months, then i would get the ones that have the cheapest tires.

If your gonna be swapping tires around on 1 set of rims, then get the 18s for sure, even 18s are small on those huge trucks.



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What size tire is coming on your new truck ? My 2010 F150 4x4 has 17" on it and looks fine to me, but everyone is different on how things should look.

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If your gonna be swapping tires around on 1 set of rims, then get the 18s for sure, even 18s are small on those huge trucks.
Unless you plan on owning the truck for a year or two, I don't recommend swapping two sets of tires on one set of rims....switchovers will ruin the beads. Get a second set of winter steel rims with winter tires will extend the life of the tires. Even with a lease, you can sell the second set of rims and tires.

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Unless you plan on owning the truck for a year or two, I don't recommend swapping two sets of tires on one set of rims....switchovers will ruin the beads. Get a second set of winter steel rims with winter tires will extend the life of the tires. Even with a lease, you can sell the second set of rims and tires.

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ya if it were me, i would get the 17s from ford, throw some winter tires on there,
then have a set of 20s, probably black, with some nice meat on there for looking good.



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It is coming with the stock 20s.

I am getting a Contractor white FX4 and was thinking of getting the stock 20s powder coated black.

For winter, it seems that cheap black wheels are all that is available (from my usual tire supplier).

17" tires are cheaper. That might dictate the choice.

Then again, the 18" KMC XD rockstars look kinda cool... but they seem to be the flavour of the month as I am starting to see them everywhere.
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http://www.fordtough.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=8460

Some discussion you might find interesting in this thread, with specifics.....

Short answer is I bought basic black Ford steel 17's and they look fine for the winter.

No pics, but I'll post some when they're mounted up for the 2010 season.

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If your truck is coming with stock 20's make sure you do your homework on tire size for the 17" you want to run, or take your truck back in and have it recaliberated from 20-17.

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here is an easy website to compare tires sizes.
Tire Sizes



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here is an easy website to compare tires sizes.
Tire Sizes
I use that site all the time.

My factory setup is 275/55R20
i picked up some 18" factory take-offs. I ordered up a set of 255/70R18 Blizzaks to install on them.

my alternate would have been a 265/70R17 with a set of steelies.
if anyone is in the local area. I found this on kijiji.
http://hamilton.kijiji.ca/c-cars-veh...AdIdZ228042066
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