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Old 04-04-2013, 09:38 AM
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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
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:55 AM
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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

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:16 AM
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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.
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make sure to check the load rating for the wheels even some steel wheels are not up for the weight of these trucks..
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