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Old 02-28-2011, 09:30 PM
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Brandon, I tell people on FTE if they can't afford to do a gear swap they shouldn't get large tires.

Your fuel milage will suck. Your truck will have no guts.

Just save up a little bit more dough for some 4.10's. By the way you're making the right desicsion by sticking with 33's and not 35 inch tires.
 
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sorry not to get off topic but i love the look of your rims. almost stock. I'm going that route myself. i bought the the truck with some nice looking fat tires but i want to get back to stock dimensions and factory rims are just way too expensive even used. so i'm going that route. aftermarket 8 hole 16x7.
 
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These are what I have in 17" and red rings. They look like a stock rim but with a beadlock.

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Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places, but I don't see 16" tires being cheaper than comparably-sized 15" tires (at least not yet, that will doubtless change as 15" wheels become antiques). You have more choices in both wheels and tires in 16" and larger sizes these days, but I don't see the cheaper part - metric sizes comparable to traditional 15" floatation sizes are almost always more expensive from what I can tell. Plus, those bigger metric sizes are almost always load range D or E, which I wouldn't want on a half-ton truck, anyway. All that so say, I guess I don't really see much advantage to going the 16" route here.
 
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Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places, but I don't see 16" tires being cheaper than comparably-sized 15" tires (at least not yet, that will doubtless change as 15" wheels become antiques). You have more choices in both wheels and tires in 16" and larger sizes these days, but I don't see the cheaper part - metric sizes comparable to traditional 15" floatation sizes are almost always more expensive from what I can tell. Plus, those bigger metric sizes are almost always load range D or E, which I wouldn't want on a half-ton truck, anyway. All that so say, I guess I don't really see much advantage to going the 16" route here.
Maybe not in your area, but here all I have to do is walk into any tire shop and point. 16"s are cheaper than 15"s for the most part. There are a few odd-ball occasions.
 
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What kinda rims are you looking for .. ?

Dodge ram's have the same bolt pattern, I ran some spare 16" Dodge steelies from my '99 Ram on the back of my truck when they were all I had to get me by for a while and they bolt right on.
 
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My 16x10s cost me $115 each from Jegs.

I have a 4 inch lift(with a spacer under the springs, so its more like a 5) but I run 37s.


And yes, it is cheaper to find 16s in bigger sizes than 15s.
 
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What kinda rims are you looking for .. ?

Dodge ram's have the same bolt pattern, I ran some spare 16" Dodge steelies from my '99 Ram on the back of my truck when they were all I had to get me by for a while and they bolt right on.
What years of dodges all have the 5x5.5" pattern? I am very interested in finding some junkyard rims so I can run 16"s.
 
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Brandon, I tell people on FTE if they can't afford to do a gear swap they shouldn't get large tires.

Your fuel milage will suck. Your truck will have no guts.

Just save up a little bit more dough for some 4.10's. By the way you're making the right desicsion by sticking with 33's and not 35 inch tires.
Truth is I have the money for the regear, I am just cheap and trying to spend as little money as possible. I was just hoping I could get away from regearing it, becuase that would mean another weekend I will have to tear my truck apart..
 
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So ur doing a lift, tires, wheels, but don't want to spend $ on a regear?

A basic kit is only $500, add wheels, tires, and around $500 to regear, and have a good performing pickup when ur done, I personally think its worth it.

If you do it all in one weekend it wouldn't be so bad.
 
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What years of dodges all have the 5x5.5" pattern? I am very interested in finding some junkyard rims so I can run 16"s.
I know for a fact 94-01 does.
 
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With my busy schedule it is nearly impossible to do all of that in one weekend. You have to take in to account that I will be using my dad's shop (meaning I will want his help, meaning he has to be available as well) and I have to work at least one day every weekend, leaving me friday night, and either saturday or sunday, at most.
 
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I know for a fact 94-01 does.
Thanks for that info! Should be pretty easy to find a set of stock ram wheels here.
 
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FYI. 90% of the 15" rims and tires will be cheaper than 16".

I dont know where you got your info that 16" is cheaper
 
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I know for a fact 94-01 does.
But unless the center is machined out they will not work on a F150
 

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