On my 08 XLT I opted for the 18" chrome clad rims, not realizing what I was getting. The rims do look nice, and I'm not complaining (yet) that it is just a chromed cover over a steel rim. I would like to keep the finish looking new for as long as possible, and am afraid that a WI winter will destroy the finish on these rims. I am now on a quest to find a set of cheaper OEM rims to use as my "winter tires." While browsing ebay, I found a number of rims for either the 150 or Expy with 6 lug pattern. Can anyone confirm that the proper sizefor an 08 is 6x135 bolt pattern, with a 44 mm offset? Any other "sizes" I should be concerned with? If that is the correct size, I assume that any 03-08 Expy, or 04-08 F150 rims would fit. Ideally, I am going to go to a 17" rim, to open up the door to slip in slightly larger tires.
Are there any other sites to check besides ebay for these? Anyone looking to upgrade from factory 17's and want a place to unload their old rims?
2000 Mercury Mountaineer V6
2008 Ford Expedition EL XLT
Look on Craigslist as well. Also call local tire shops near Ford dealers and see if they have take offs. I have the factory rims and HATE them. I bumped a curb once and it PEELED the plastic chrome, Nice!!! Mine are the 20's and they are a pain in the butt to keep clean. Never again.
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