Rim and Tire Questions - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Please Visit our Site Sponsors
99-03 7.3L Exterior Discussion Body and Accessories Talk

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2013, 09:38 AM

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Rim and Tire Questions

Im looking to get some new wheels and tires for my 01 f250 four wheel drive stock suspension. I found some black and machined 17 inch helos that I like, and 33 12.50 wrangler duratracs. My problem is the rims only come eight inches wide. 8 to 12.5 kind of scares me especially on a heavy truck, i dont tow a lot but also dont want to eliminate that ability. Basically should I worry about this rim width and tire width combo for our trucks concerning performance or looks? Searching around for a decision was making my head hurt so I just figured Id ask here for a reliable answer. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 04-04-2013, 09:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 1,359
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
That tire is recommended for use on a 8.5" - 10" wide rim so I would look around for some other rims if you want the best performance out of them.

They will fit fine on 8" wide rims but like you say, cornering and load hauling performance may suffer.

Tire Rack has a chart showing tire specs: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....eMake=Goodyear

Last edited by GregsSD; 04-04-2013 at 09:59 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 11:16 AM
Premium Member

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,804
Thanks: 3
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You should find a different wheel, or find a narrower tire. These are heavy trucks, you really shouldn't go "close enough" on the only thing keeping your bumpers from digging into the pavement. I'm not saying to go out and spend thousands of dollars, but you should invest in a combination that works properly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-04-2013, 01:23 PM

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Perry County PA.
Posts: 44
Thanks: 11
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
make sure to check the load rating for the wheels even some steel wheels are not up for the weight of these trucks..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What state or province do you live in?
Security Question
*Required, this field is not shown to others. Enter the last two characters of the word "Powerstroke"
Security Question #2
*Required, this field is not shown to others. "While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State the animal mentioned in the sentence above."
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.