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17 Platinum 4WD wheel size change

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  1. BudT

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    hey folks- I posted this in the 3rd gen category as well but no takers yet. So I thought I'd ask here as well.

    I have a 2017 Platinum 4WD with HD towing. I'll use this to pull a camper (single axle travel trailer, <5000 lbs) on paved and gravel roads, and some rougher stuff as well (it's an off road camper with flipped axle).

    My questions is this: can I just swap out the 22" wheels on my 2017 Platinum Expedition for 18" from the same year/generation? Like other Expedition or F150 rims? I'd like a lot more sidewall for towing and for rougher roads.

    I've searched through the threads for info on this and have seen some conflicting advice, so I thought I'd start fresh. Thanks!
     
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    Yes. Or any number of aftermarket wheels.

    F150 wheels may require you to trim the axle stub on the rear wheels in order to get the center cap on.
     
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    Thanks. Yes I've read that about trimming the rear axle ends to get the caps on. Are there any issues or problems associated with doing that?
     
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    None that I’m aware of.
     
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    Changing tire and wheel size would affect the speedometer operation, as well as the ABS, traction control and stability control calibrations for the vehicle.
     
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    OP asked about changing the wheel size, not the tire size. Changing the wheel size will have minimal effect on anything else.
     
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    Yes the plan would be to change the wheel size and use tires that would correspond to the previous wheel/tire size and height. So I plan on compensating to minimize any differences in height and circumference.
     

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