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Old 07-12-2010, 10:40 AM
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15" wheel on 2001 F-150...

I searched several times but found nothing unfortunately...

I need to know if a 15 inch wheel will fit a 2001 F150 4x4...I also need to know what back spacing is being used cause I'm sure its pretty shallow...I will probably be using 10 or 12 inch wide steel fake beadlock wheels...

I have a brand new set of 35x12.50x15 BF Goodrich A/T's on my 77 F150 that I would like to use on my streetrunner (pavement queen prerunner) project...

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:02 AM
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No the will not fit. Smallest you can use is 16".
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:43 AM
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brake rotors are too big haha
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:41 PM
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I have seen the older (97, 98) trucks use 15 inch wheels with alot of back spacing...Do they use smaller brakes and are they adaptable to the 99+ trucks...I prefer 15 inch wheels cause they look better and they are cheaper and the tires are cheaper...I just hate to buy new wheels and tires...
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:47 PM
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with enough back spacing you can clear the brake calipers, but it takes around 2" of back spacing... thats a WIDE stance for a mostly stock truck and small tires.

Most people will grind the calipers down, i dont see how this can be a great idea but its been done ALOT. so techincally you can do that.

The biggest problem for you will be finding wheels that will fit your 5x135mm bolt pattern. Id honestly give long wheel and rim a call and have them build something to your specs.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:51 PM
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heres a picture of my truck with 16.5x14 wheels with 2.5" of back spacing

NOTE: if you go with 16x10 it will not be as wide, but still close. And you wont be running 46's either.

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Old 07-12-2010, 01:02 PM
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with enough back spacing you can clear the brake calipers, but it takes around 2" of back spacing... thats a WIDE stance for a mostly stock truck and small tires.

Most people will grind the calipers down, i dont see how this can be a great idea but its been done ALOT. so techincally you can do that.

The biggest problem for you will be finding wheels that will fit your 5x135mm bolt pattern. Id honestly give long wheel and rim a call and have them build something to your specs.
I think I will just have to go to 16's...F'n sucks but oh well...Now I am on the hunt for new tires...

Thanks for the help...

Oh by the way, I am in Lakeland...
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:17 PM
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16" tires arent that much more really. just having to buy new ones i know
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:27 PM
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I think I will just have to go to 16's...F'n sucks but oh well...Now I am on the hunt for new tires...

Thanks for the help...

Oh by the way, I am in Lakeland...
i just read i post you made on pirate4x4 didnt even realize it was the same SN till i looked back here. Thats where i saw the Lakeland area. haha
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:16 PM
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16" tires arent that much more really. just having to buy new ones i know
27 dollars more a tire for 16's compared to 15's in Toyo Open Country AT's...187 for 315's and 160 for the 35's...The General Grabber AT2's are 151 and 173...

Yes, I am the same person...
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