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Old 04-07-2010, 09:36 AM
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Hey guys, finnally got myself a 4x4 dually for a good price... 2nd powerstoke and i love them. My question is if anyone knows what size lift is required to run 24.5 semi wheels. My truck came with it looks like a shock relocation kit in the front and blocks in the rear, not sure how much lift it is though, i've read that 8 inch lift is required to run 24.5 is that true? should i just stick with 22.5 and call it a day or what. thanks in advance
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:07 PM
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Hey we run the 22.5 on our truck. We were told by the dealer that we got the wheels from, that you need to run a 8" lift to be able to run the 24.5. He also told us if you use the truck for towing you are better off with the 22.5. We really like ours, the only problem we have is we run the traction tires all around, (because we like the way they look) they like to cup in the front so you have to rotate them. They handle very well when we are towing.
On another note depending what your uses are the 24.5 look great with the lift. Hope this helps
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Hey we run the 22.5 on our truck. We were told by the dealer that we got the wheels from, that you need to run a 8" lift to be able to run the 24.5. He also told us if you use the truck for towing you are better off with the 22.5. We really like ours, the only problem we have is we run the traction tires all around, (because we like the way they look) they like to cup in the front so you have to rotate them. They handle very well when we are towing.
On another note depending what your uses are the 24.5 look great with the lift. Hope this helps
Have you tried the centramatic wheel balancers. They claim the big rigs use them and solves the cupping problem. I don't have 22.5's but I want them. I have the same cupping problem on the front tires of my truck also. Is this common for the front tires on the dually's?
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We didn't try the centramatic wheel balancers, we need to look into those. As far as we know it is a common problem for these trucks. My husband works for an electric company and almost all of there trucks do it, and a few of the people we know that have these trucks have the same problem with them.
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I got a buddy who has 22.5s and I know it doesnt have an 8 inch lift. I think its a leveling kit actually. I'll ask him and post.
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I got a buddy who has 22.5s and I know it doesnt have an 8 inch lift. I think its a leveling kit actually. I'll ask him and post.
Your buddy with 22.5's probably has 255/70R22.5's which work out to be 35.5" tall. The smallest 24.5" tire that you can get is a 285/75R24.5 which works out to be 41.3" tall
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I had a 03 with 24.5 Alcoa's and ran a 8in. Honestly I don't think a 6in will give you enough. Talk to Top Gun...... They would know. Let me see if I can find a old pic for reference.
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I got a buddy who has 22.5s and I know it doesnt have an 8 inch lift. I think its a leveling kit actually. I'll ask him and post.
We run the 22.5 and all our truck has is a leveling kit. (We would like to put a little more lift on to get more clearance) The 8" lift is for the 24.5.
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my buddies 350....8 inch and 24.5 twisted alcoa's

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that thing is a freakin beast! sometimes i wish i had a DRW just so i could run 22.5's...
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