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16" rims on f150?

 
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Originally Posted by Diesel_Brad View Post
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
16s arE more readily available.
 
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Originally Posted by Diesel_Brad View Post
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
I get my info. from price shopping the local tire stores...
 
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I think I will probably just hold off on new rims, unless I can get my hands on some cheap JY rims. If I spend ~$600 on new gears instead of rims, I will still be spending roughly the same amount of money and will still end up with essentually the same finished product.
 
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Originally Posted by Diesel_Brad View Post
But unless the center is machined out they will not work on a F150
Are you talking about the aluminum sport wheels ? Then you'd be right
 
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Originally Posted by big-ugly View Post
I get my info. from price shopping the local tire stores...
That is bull. Go price a 33/12.50/15 and a 305/70/16.

They are both a 33/12.50 but one is 16 and one is 15. the 15 is about $40 a tire cheaper if not more
 
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Are you talking about the aluminum sport wheels ? Then you'd be right
Who would want to put on steel wheels?
 
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Originally Posted by hav24wheel View Post
16s arE more readily available.
In stock sizes, yes. But a 33 or 35 are not a typicaly stocked tire at you run of the mill tire store
 
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Originally Posted by Diesel_Brad View Post
In stock sizes, yes. But a 33 or 35 are not a typicaly stocked tire at you run of the mill tire store
Maybe not, but the whse the run of the mill tire store gets its tire from does.


And guess what, 33s-35s in 16s, 17s, and 18s, are moree common to keep in stock these days than 15s.

Just ask me how I know......
 
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IIRC Some of the E series vans had 16" with the 5x5.5 pattern. I love your bumpers and the look of your truck. If your ever stuck in New England I'll gladly pull you for single malt!
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Just a thought, you are not going to want to run any stock width wheel with a 33 or bigger tire.

Unless you run a 285/75R16, than a stock width rim is ok, but still not the best choice
 
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Haha similar situation, but got stuck hunting and this is all that we had at the farm that would start.lol
 
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Originally Posted by Diesel_Brad View Post
Who would want to put on steel wheels?
Well he wanted cheap.. steel wheels are cheap lol. The chrome steel dodge wheels from that era don't look horrible but they might look weird on an F150
 
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Gonna change from 33x12.50 to 33x10.50, should fit stock width much better, and won't have to worry about rubbing quite so much.
BTW, 16"s are cheaper than 15"s. Not initially, but after I would pay for them to be special ordered and shipped here, then yes, they cost more than the 16"s that are already sitting there on the racks.
 
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They make a 33x10.5?????? Who????? That's what I want but thought nobody made them!
 
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Originally Posted by 6CylBill View Post
They make a 33x10.5?????? Who????? That's what I want but thought nobody made them!
Hey Bill BF Goodrich makes the all terrain and mud terrain in that size but u can also get super swamper thornbirds. Seems the mud terrain is on backorder though

Heres a link to the all terrain.
BFGoodrich Tires 63540 - BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Tires - Overview - SummitRacing.com
 

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