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2011 F350 Dually Wheels and Tires

I am ready for new wheels and tires on my truck and looking for some help.
I really like the look of the 22.5" Alcoa wheels.
I want larger wheels yet, do not want to sacrifice the ride quality.
I want the wheels to stay inside the fender...not crazy about the 8" wide rims...6.5" is preferred yet, have not seen them on 22.5" wheels.
I do not like the idea of adapters for the simple fact that the wheels will stick out further.
I do pull a fifth wheel trailer as well as plow snow with this vehicle.
I like the fact that the 19.5 and the 22.5 tires last longer than the stock tires.
so here are my questions..
Where can I get Alcoa's in 19.5 or 22.5?
Did you need to remove the stock ford mud flap for the 22.5"?
Will/do they make a direct bolt on in 22.5"?
I have looked at American Force Classic...like Alcoa's better
How has the ride changed for each of the above wheel sizes?
What have been your experiences with the above?
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I have an 05 F450 with 225 70 19.5 stock tires. They are a 12 ply sidewall and you feel every bump and seam in the road. The tires have a very stiff and short sidewall that will not flex like regular tires. Do a search for Rickson Tire, they have allot of tire and rim combination in the 19.5 size.
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Where are you located so I can buy your stock rims from you when you upgrade?

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I hate 22.5+ wheels on trucks, 19.5 max for me. Either way your ride quality will suffer DRASTICALLY. These tires are not designed for cruising, they are designed to WORK

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I have Hankook 245x75x19.5 load range G on my dually. I really like them they don't ride harsh if you Don't over inflate them. They only need the same air pressure as you are running now, but if you want a harsh ride go a head and put 110lbs in them. During the winter I run 70lb in the front and 55 to 60 in the rear. I also put Dyna Beads in them so there are now weights hanging on the rims. Best thing I ever did they are always balanced. I have roughly 60K miles on them currently and should get at least another 40K out of them. Next go around I am going with 265x75 to get a little more height and bring the gearing down a little more as I have plenty of power for what I do.

Shop around you can get way better prices than RicksonTruck. I found a local wholesaler that sells to the public and got a great deal on the tires.

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I think 19.5 would be sweet 22.5 is to much for me.

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Gotta say I like the 22.5's other than the ability to recallibrate the speedometer (from what I have heard it can only be calibrated to the 19.5's as that is the largest stock wheel that ford offers). The adapters are the other issue in terms of how far the tires stick out on the 350 dually. Who has pictures from the rear showing the distance the tires stick out?
I may just buy a 450 and do the direct bolt on.

What comments do you have to support or negate my delemma?
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