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22.5" Alcoa's

So I am looking to put these 22.5'" Alcoa Classic Hand Hole on my truck. I am doing some investigating and went up to the Int'l dealer yesterday. There are several fifferent sizes that they can come in. I don't know if I need the 22.5" x 7.5" or the 22.5" x 8.25". And I also can't decide on tires. I was thinkin' the Michelin XZE's but also like a little more beef in the back. Anyone have any suggestions??

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I have seen a lot of Michelin's wrapped around those Alcoas. Great rubber. They'll look fantastic on your truck!

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i am also wondering about the width as i am looking for some alcoa rims with the single rear wheels..im thinkin of goin with the bridgestone tires cause i seen some beefy ones that look awsome..but im not sure about tire size with my 10'' lift ....gonna have to do some more researching i guess..ill let u kno if i come across any info buddy


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Are you lookin' for the super singles?

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22.5 x 8.25.
i have run michelin XD2's 255/70/22.5 for 3 years now. that is the best tire in the business. i just lifted my truck from a 4" to 6" now and i plan on running a 275/70 for a little more size. the XD2 has a great beefy tread pattern. unfortunately they dont make a 275 in that style. probably going to run a goodyear G288. Toyo makes a decent tire in that size too. i think its an MY507?

if you plan on running super singles your going to want a 385 or 425 tire and 10" of lift might be cutting it close. thats almost a 44" tall tire.

good luck. you will love the Alcoa's. nothing looks better.
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Thanks wool pull. i have been lookin' for your truck. Saw it once but never again. Whose lift do you have??

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i found a good site for rims...Diesel Wheels-Home

whats a good site for tires woolpuller? thanks for the info


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pro-comp springs with bilstein shocks. dual shocks at all four corners now. good shocks are key to running these wheels and tires.

i would go to a local tire shop that deals in medium truck tires. ask around because they dont put these tires on with a machine. it's by hand with a breaker bar. you want someone that will take good care of your wheels while they are fighting that tire on. make sure you go with a good tire. dont go cheap. the ride will suffer.
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I don't think I can do coils because I have an '04. I am looking to smooth the ride out, and have heard the bilstein 5100's will help. But I have leafs, so I don't see how. Any suggestions?

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Pro-comp LEAF springs!!! i have an 04 also.

hey Dustin, i just saw you are in Tampa. do you have a "Wingfoot" store around you? That's a big commercial tire chain. A couple here in orlando.
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