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Old 12-01-2009, 11:55 AM
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Aftermarket hubcentric wheels?

Curious if anyone makes (haven't looked in the right places if they exist) hub centric wheels for the 03+ style lug pattern?

What about 37x18 load range E tires?

I have load range D BFG A/T on my non hub centric wheels...I'd like to get the truck back to stock load carrying capacity even if that means selling my current wheels/tires to get something different
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:06 PM
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From my research and what I've been told, most if not all of the 8X170 aftermarket wheels are lug-centric. I looked all over when I bought mine. Couldn't find any.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:49 PM
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you dont need hub centric wheels especially if you are wanting to run 37's... its pointless...

i can make you a good deal on some wheels though if you want... but be very cautious on which ones you decide on... there have been a lot of cheap wheels cracking lately
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now why on earth would you say its pointless? Its a totally different placement of weight.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:26 PM
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because on a wheel and tire that size the minimal change you will get will never be noticed.... on sports cars with low pro tires that run on the track it will get noticed, but its not necessary and just a waste to do it on a truck... how do I know this? because I was talking with wheel and tire manufacturers when I built the last show truck and they all said they could make the hub centric rings for me if I really wanted them but it would be a waste of money
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its not a look thing, its a weight thing. The weight is on the hubs versus on the lug studs... You're telling me that ford made a hub centric wheel for the heck of it?
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:39 PM
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its not looks I am talking about... its about performance... every single wheel manufacturer and tire manufacturer said on larger tires it is pointless
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Ok, explain why larger tires would make a difference? All of the weight still goes to either the hub or to the lug studs regardless of tire size. Weight does not disappear with bigger tires.
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the "hub centric" isnt made for weight, its made for performance.... you have 8 lugs because of weight... so weight isnt the issue and the larger tires mean you wont notice the performance... as for answering your questions, No aftermarket company makes a hub centric wheel and the only way to acheive it is to buy hub centric rings and no one makes them for trucks... they have to be custom made...
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:44 PM
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Wow Dunesrunner i love how you tell them an answer, and he jumps down your throat, hes probably been watching to much powerstrokehelp.
I mean what do you know? your just a retailer!
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