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I thought I read someplace that there was a 16" 5x5.5 lug steel wheel. Is there such a creature or did I misread something. I would love to have a 16" painted steel wheel for my truck that would still accept the small "dog dish" hub caps. If Ford did not make them has anyone found an inexpensive alternative. Also, not to change the subject, but I would like to find a factor front sway bar for my truck, but havn't had any luck. Are these a pretty rare option?
Mark, I'll second the vote for dodge wheels. Lots of 1/2 ton dodge trucks and vans came with the sixteen inch wheels in the 5 x 5.5 pattern. The dodge vans in salvage yards seem to be almost ignored, and parts from them are usually cheap. There were some international harvestors that had 16.5 wheels on a 1/2 tonner, but there weren't many of them. You can have 16.5s made easily enough, by someone like Stockton Wheel. 2ndly, aftermarket swaybars are available for your truck. DF, @ his Dad's house
What is the width of the 16" wheels? The reason I would like 16" wheels is so that I can have a lower profile tire without sacraficing the overall height of the tire. I am lowering my truck a bit and DO NOT want a tire/rim combo that seems out of proportion, yet gives me the benefits of the newer lower profile tires. I know that most 15" rims have a 235/70 or 235/75 tire which is the overall height I want, but I want the better handling of a say 60 series tire while still filling up the wheelwells respectively.
P.S. Carl let me know what you want for the rims and where you are (for shipping/pick up purposes). The local salvage yard claims they have a few, but has not had the time to look yet.
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