Mpg will go down some due to the extra rolling mass. Steering will be a little harder in the front if the tires are larger in diameter than the ones that were on it before. How much harder will depend on how much larger. Given the extra weight, I would recommend a dual steering stabilizer up front as this will help your steering components last a little longer.
I was going down the route of running 19.5s. Instead I went with Ford OEM 20 inch rims that were/are available on the 2005+ trucks. I couldn't be happier.
When I was buying my 08, I test drove an 09 F450 that had low pro 22.5s on it. It rode and handled really bad. I have no idea why though. I could have been the suspension as much as the tires. It was the first time I ever drove an F450.
Notstock summed it up best, MPG will go down purely on the extra rolling mass. If you where doing a lot of hwy cruising you should see a slight MPG gain from the lower RPM's, however stop and go driving will drag it down fast.
This is my second set on a dually, and I love them. Makes my 4.10 gearing exactly how I prefer them to be, 70mph=1900rpm. I tow with mine also and have no problems.
I have a dual steering stabilizer on order, but could live with the single upgraded version I have now. Ride really comes down to how much air you run in the tires, I run 60psi all around and the ride is not bad at all IMO. If you tried running 100psi+ you would regret it.
i didnt see that much of a change but i am not running the full size 22.5's w/ the big tires I am running 22's on low pro's.. and i second the steering stabilizers as I am looking for a kit for my 2wd since it didnt have one.. the steering components can go quick...
I am getting tired of all of the rattles and road noise. Any good full weatherstrip kits out there for a 1999-2003 Super Duty Crew Cabs? I have a 1999 and a 2001 Super Duty that need them. I also have a 2019 Super Duty that spoiled me.
Thanks in advance!
Hey Guys, I've talked to a couple of people about this, but I want some more info, especially if someone has actually done it themselves.
So I'm installing a 2008 front axle into Shamu, and I am very close to going through with it after collecting so many parts etc. I want to get the front axle...
Time to revisit Upgrade Brakes, as the latest thread I saw was 2016 and now it is 2020.
The aforementioned threads said StopTech Power Slot rotors (cryo treated) and Hawk LTS brake pads.
So -- is it still StopTech Power Slot rotors (cryo treated) and Hawk LTS brake pads?
I saw Hawk offers...
So blew the clutches in my transmission due to a failed front seal. While it’s parked I would like to do some things to it but need help! Right now I’m running a 4” lift in the back and 3” lift in the front. It is a 2wd but I would like to find a way to get 6” out of the front of my truck. It’s...
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