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Old 02-19-2011, 09:29 PM
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No stud issues plenty of threads, about the quality of the two different rims I don't know that but Alcoa rims have a BIG reputation in the big truck industry as being the best. The tube I custom made
Alcoa brand name (stickers on them) is why I bought them. That is why I wonder if the ford ones are of lesser quality hess the cracked ford rim. So that will leave me one aluminum spare tire and I am going to keep that one polished just so it looks good under the truck.
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Well I have done some more reseach on this matter. And I would like to share what I have found and get your take on what they are saying. Alcoa has a very good website with a lot of info.
1: Alcoa Wheels North America: Literature: Technical Service: Dual Rear Wheel Mounting Instructions & Fitment Check The wheels studs are easy enough to understand but I am aliitle confused about hub pilots?!?
2: recall Alcoa Wheels North America: Literature: Technical Service: Product Recalls
3: No WELDING http://alcoa.com/alcoawheels/catalog...ting_Wheel.pdf
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I want to have mine chromed.

YES I wanna chrome my OEM rims too. They are peeling under the center caps...looks terrible.

Can they be chromed? I think they are aluminum...

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YES I wanna chrome my OEM rims too. They are peeling under the center caps...looks terrible.

Can they be chromed? I think they are aluminum...

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I do believe they can be chromed but the cost is not going to be cheap. Since the wheels need to be bead blasted then chromed. And for a little more money you can buy new wheels.
But it has been many years since I have had anything sent out to be chromed. Since I belong to CA "Chrome Anonymous" you really need to be care because chroming can be addictive. That is why I just say "NO" to chrome.
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I've been running 4 OEM Aluminum rims on the back of my dually for over 2 years now with no problems
Aluminum rims on my dually too with no issues what so ever...and my dually is lifted as well.
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...I agree....the cost of chroming old rims is likely absurd compared to new rims...plus if youre getting new tires it would save the cost of mounting and balancing.

Then again I dont think aftermarket rims tend to look very good on trucks...I prefer the OEM look...even if its OE rims off a newer model F350.

The OE size rims on the 7.3 are likely quite cheap aftermarket since they are small relative to the newer trucks with 20s+.

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I posted this tread as a link the other day and after rereading it I thought I would post an update. Well I am still driving around with a repaired wheel. And as I have yet to find a replacement for what I am willing to pay I have seen and talked to guys that have had the same problem mine had and is a stress crack at the spoke. So that is about a total of 10 wheels that I have know to crack at the spoke and in most cases these guys either had tow truck or towed heavy 5th wheels and were 1999 or 2000 model year. Everyone other that I had the good sense not to repair the wheel. In my defense I did not repair the wheel the first owner had to have had it done.

Now that brings me back to Alcoa recall Alcoa Wheels North America: Literature: Technical Service: Product Recalls

I come to find out that Alcoa did make the wheels for Ford but since it is a Ford part # that it was up to Ford to make good on it. Ford did not do a recall from the best I can tell. I was told that when the truck was under factory warranty and it cracked that they would warranty it. When the truck is out of warranty and it was cracked it was your's to pay for. Now on the other hand Alcoa did put out a recall on the wheels with Alcoa part# and will replace them no matter how old. Which turned out to be good for me but not so good for Blackie since the wheels I had bought were actually 8x6.5 bolt pattern not the 8x170mm. So Alcoa paid for shipping of the old rims to them and sent me a new set with center caps for free!!! Mind you I have a old '76 E350 motorhome that has 16.5 wheels on it now with 8x6.5. So someday when I am not spending money on Blackie I am going to put these on my old motorhome.
Thanks Alcoa!!
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WHAT?! Alcoa warrantied a rim from 1999?!
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WHAT?! Alcoa warrantied a rim from 1999?!
That is correct ! And actually the rims I had bought were actually made in 1997. Alcoa said that this recall is good forever as long as it serial # matchs the recall. They don't want a crappy product with their name on it out there. Besides there is the liabilty side of it. Which says alot about a company. Alcoa has proven to me that they make a great wheel and are willing to stand behind it. Alcoa has me as a customer for life.

Now here is an other little fact Alcoa did not make any 8x170mm under their own name for the 1999-2004 F350 DRW. The only wheels they made for the 8x170mm was for Ford. For some reason Alcoa wanted no part in putting out any product for that oddball 8x170mm.
Personally I think it was one of Ford's dumber ideas to change the lug pattern to a 8x170mm. Thanks Ford!!!!!!
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How do I crack all 4 rims????
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I have been running 4 OEM aluminum rims on back for close to 10 years.

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What should a used set of 6 Alcoa cost? That picture looks mighty apealing.
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hey hey hey...dont make me show you my peeling rims Mr.!

Never mind the air nozzle...focus on the peeling clear coat.

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+1 I did too.
You and Frank were correct ! Just too bad that Ford didn't stand behind the wheels Alcoa made for them by doing a recall too.
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