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Convert Dual Rear Wheels to 1 wide single wheel?
Hey guys, I have been thinking about converting my dually rear wheels to one wide wheel. I still want to keep the truck a "dually" with hips and the D80 axle etc. Just considering swapping to one wide rear tire / wheel like a LOT of big trucks are doing. I have noticed a lot of over the road trucks running one wide tire / wheel on both drive axles of their big trucks instead of duals.
From what I have been told, it cuts down on weight and maintains a similar load capacity as the duals.
I dont know what options are available for pickups but I have been considering swapping to big truck wheels and using the same ones they use in the rear if possible. I need to look at what tires are available and lug nut adapter etc to see if this is feasible. I DONT want to lift the truck as I will be pulling goosenecks / fifth wheels with it a lot.
Anyone heard of anything like this or know of some options?
'99 7.3L PSD, F250 SRW, BTS, 2.5 Ton Rockwell Axles
'02 7.3L PSD, F350 DRW, 6spd, IH Up-Pipes, 4" MBRP