rims and tire question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
99-03 Ford Excursion Forum This forum is for topics relating to the Ford Excursion only.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-22-2013, 03:31 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
rims and tire question

i had a front blowout yesterday and i am thinking of buying a set of procomp rims because they are cheap and will work for now but the are 8 X 170mm with a 4.5 in backspace. 16.5 X 10. im wanting to install a set of military h1 tires that measure overall at 34" but the truck is stock height. i can get a set of 33's if they wont fit. but my main question is will the rims fit with that backspace?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 03-22-2013, 05:27 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Ogden, UT
Posts: 2,479
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by greasemykey View Post
i had a front blowout yesterday and i am thinking of buying a set of procomp rims because they are cheap and will work for now but the are 8 X 170mm with a 4.5 in backspace. 16.5 X 10. im wanting to install a set of military h1 tires that measure overall at 34" but the truck is stock height. i can get a set of 33's if they wont fit. but my main question is will the rims fit with that backspace?



4.5" BS for the stock 8" wide 0 offset wheels on your excursion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 03-22-2013, 05:59 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
so the chart said with a 10" wide rim with 4.5 backspace i should have a 25mm offset and the rims say 22mm. so that is close enough correct? or is that 3mm going to bury my 33's in my leaf springs?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 03-23-2013, 07:27 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Posts: 2,547
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: rims and tire question

The wheel you describe is what is on my red trk. Rubs inner fender but not leaf springs with 315-75-16 (metric 35"s)

Our Ex with stock wheels and 305-70-16 does rub leaf springs but clears everywhere else... but barely.

Should work for you... the tire however I would advise against. Will need lift for clearance.

Sent from my SCH-I200 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 03-23-2013, 08:54 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i need a lift to clear 33's? damn it
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 03-25-2013, 10:16 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Posts: 2,547
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by greasemykey View Post
i need a lift to clear 33's? damn it
I dunno... I thought the 305's on the Ex were metric 33's, but on our stock wheels, they don't rub except on the springs. Put the same tires on the wheel you describe, which is the same as what's on my red truck, and they might rub on a stock Ex. I plan to put that same wheel on the Ex, but not right now, as we are in the process of buying a house, and aftermarket wheels are not a high priority. However, the stock wheel IS too narrow for that wide of a tire, in my opinion. 10" wide might be too wide as well, but we plan to lift the Ex, and at that point the 16x10 would be fine with 315's on it, 4.5" b/s, or -25mm offset.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 03-25-2013, 11:42 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
305 is the width of the tire not the overall height. a 305 tire is just barely over 12 inches wide. assuming that a 315 would put me right around 12.5". so what i am getting at is a 315 70 r16 would be a metric version to a 33 12.50 16. from what i gather from you is if i run a -25mm backspace i might rub just a little on the leafs i am perfectly ok with that. i will put in 2" leveling kit up front to lift the front a bit. but im glad that the rims and tires i want will fit just fine. i just cant afford a 4" lift kit at the moment. thanks for the help though. i didnt want to buy rims and tires and they not fit. wife would kill me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 03-25-2013, 12:26 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
one more question. i have seen guys running 33 12.50 16 on 7" wide rims. the rims i want are 10" wide. is that wide enough or should i go with a 12" wide rim?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,753
Thanks: 3
Thanked 21 Times in 21 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
10" is perfect for a 12.50 tire.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-25-2013, 12:51 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 236
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
word. looks like i will be ordering a set of pro comp steel wheels. they are in a price range i can afford. CHEAP. i am looking at a set of BF Goodwrench T/A KO tires 33-12.50 16.5. summit has them at 199.99 each. unless someone has had better results with another tire in that price range. i just dont want or need a soft mud tire.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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 12:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors