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Old 09-10-2006, 10:18 AM
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8 Lug Wheels for E350

I noticed there's not a whole lot of nice ones to choose from, unless I'm looking in the wrong places. Anyone got a good source for them?
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I bought a set of black wagon wheels from PepBoys 4 years ago, just a simple wheel, nothing fancy, I'd liketo have some shiny aluminum ones now, but can't afford them.
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The alloys (16.50 x 10 - 8x6.50) cost $159 brand new.

I just bought a used set of four tires and rims off www.craigslist.org just to get the tires (33s) and I plan on E-BAYing the rims because I prefer steel rims off road.

After comparing the two, I say the steel rims probably weight 20+ pounds more and with larger tires that weight adds up. Though on a 6-7K pound van that is like drinking a diet soda with a Big Mac.

The alloys do look much nicer then the steel and chrome, even when new.
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Are the rims 8 lug Ford rims? I need 8 X 170
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carrfamilynj, you DO NOT need 8 X 170mm rims for an E350 unless you have a 4X4 conversion. Vans use 8 X 6.5", Super Duty trucks use 8 X 170mm. Rims from GM and Dodge 3/4 and 1 ton vehicles are 8 X 6.5" and will fit. Make sure any rims you buy are rated for your max load.
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I thought the newer vans recieved the metric bolt pattern like the trucks, no I haven't checked my 99 E-350 with a 99 F-350 wheel yet.
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> Are the rims 8 lug Ford rims? I need 8 X 170

If you really need 8 x 170 mm. these rims are all over E-Bay for sale.
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> Are the rims 8 lug Ford rims? I need 8 X 170

If you really need 8 x 170 mm. these rims are all over E-Bay for sale.
I guarantee a 2004 E350 is 8 X 6.5". I have been looking for a good set of alloys for months.
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Yea, so I guess the full-size vans stayed SAE, and the SD trucks went metric?
Between craigslist and ebay, there's definitely plenty of wheels out there, especially in the 8 X 6.5 size. Just gotta watch the backspacing.Speaking of which, what is it on these vans?
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Nice alloys 16.50 x 9.75 with 8 x 6.5 are $159 new.
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Weight Capacity?

For a 2004 E350 extended(15 pass), what does the weight capacity for each wheel need to be?
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For a 2004 E350 extended(15 pass), what does the weight capacity for each wheel need to be?
From your door sticker, your rear gross axle weight rating is 6084 lbs. That means that each of your tires and rims need to be rated for at least 3042 lbs
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> For a 2004 E350 extended(15 pass), what does the weight capacity
> for each wheel need to be?

Well, knowing that it is an extended E-350 changes what you should get for a tire and rim if you are loading it with passengers.

Assuming you are from NJ, you want something good in snow and passable in ice that can handle potholes.

You want to get a 16" and NOT a 16.50" rim. In a blowout a 16.50 will not stay on the rim at all and that could be fatal in a loaded 15 pass. van.

You want at least Load Range E from an OEM with a history of good tire sidewalls.

A nice tire:

Michelin LTX A/T
245/75 RR16
120/116R E
3042 lbs.

http://www.tirerack.com

Read the reviews, very favorable, tires last.
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