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Old 11-04-2011, 10:27 AM
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de-duallied my front

finally got it all done today. reason for the change was i didnt like the look of a 12.5" wide tire on the 6.5" wide wheels. wheels are 17x9 xd addict black with machined face. obviously the front and back are different but i tried to find some that looked similar. personally i think they look good. also i found them on ebay for 75 per wheel. i decided to leave the spacer studs in the hub and just use those to attach the wheels. those studs are 14-2.0 and the others are 14-1.5, in case anyone is wondering. i needed new lugs regardless plus if i ever want to go back to the dually wheels its one less thing i need to change. i think it looks so much better with the 9" wheels. here are some pics. let me know what you guys think. next on the list is a 1" lift spacer up front to make it even with the rear.



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Old 11-04-2011, 01:53 PM
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Great looking truck !!!!!

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Old 11-04-2011, 03:45 PM
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That looks great! Definitely not seen everyday. Can you still rotate the wheels front to back or no?
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:49 PM
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That looks great!
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Old 11-04-2011, 03:50 PM
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that looks good. I think it needs front flares now. I was looking at doing the same but I am going to go with the 22.5 big rig wheels. Once I can get enough $ saved up. Hopefully by spring next year.
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That looks great! Definitely not seen everyday. Can you still rotate the wheels front to back or no?
couldnt rotate them with aftermarket wheels anyway becaus ethe flanges are not flat on the face of the wheels. to rotate i have to take the tires off.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:15 PM
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that looks good. I think it needs front flares now. I was looking at doing the same but I am going to go with the 22.5 big rig wheels. Once I can get enough $ saved up. Hopefully by spring next year.
been there and done that. 22.5s ride very rough. i looked at shaving them and running 37 mud tires but you are looking at some serious cash. the wheels fit my trucks personality just fine. ill save that 4-5k for some other toys. i have looked at flares and may try to retrofit a 450 front end? one step at a time
thanks for he compliments guys
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:19 PM
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I think a 450 front and flares would look awesome as long as the tires filled them out width wise.

It looks much more stout in the front to me. I like it, but there again I liked your truck with the other wheels on it as well (i've thought about buying a set for mine).

I wonder if you could mask up the rear lip and spray some of that plasticoat (I think that's what its called) on it. It might would help it match in with the front black lip a little bit better, but heck for 75 bucks a pop you can't go wrong as is. I bet your tires will thank you also. Did you notice any difference in the ride or handling?

Edit: You missing a lug nut on the driver side front?
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:27 AM
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i believe you are referringto plastidip? may give it a try. yes tires are much happier, they dont seem to bulge in the front nearly as much. plus the entire tread is now making contact with the ground instead of just the center. as for ride, i just put them on yesterday and only driven to work which is 7 miles away. ill post back after i had a chance to put some miles on it.
yes in the pic i am missing a lug. one that i bought was cross threaded slightly so the misses went to pick one up after i went to work. its on now though
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they look great
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