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19.5 or 22.5?

Trying to decide what ones to put on my 2005 F350, are there pro's and cons to either? I do alot of towing tag and 5th wheel, so will either have an effect on the towing capability or performance?

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I always say go big or go home..but when towing u might want the smaller rim so u can have a little more side wall...but I'd take the risk and go big
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22.5's might need a lift, could affect towing angles of the 5th wheel. When I hit the lotto I'm going with 19.5 alcoas, only ones Ive founf that dont need 10lug adpater in the style I like.

Just FYI too, 19.5's (the ones I want ) are about $3,000-3,500 with tires and 22.5's are more and tires are just a but more too.

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Think I might go pick these up this weekend

22.5 Semi/Truck Wheels***Dually Wheels***

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Not bad... Looks good.

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19.5 or 22.5?

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19.5" is all I'd do IMO.
Have you checked to see how it'll affect gearing?



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19.5" is all I'd do IMO.
Have you checked to see how it'll affect gearing?
I know it will change the gearing but shouldnt be that bad.

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I know it will change the gearing but shouldnt be that bad.
I run 19.5's and love them. I have 225/70 Hercules 902's (14 ply, G load rated)all the way around. If your going to travel off pavement I would suggest a more agressive tread pattern for the rear, like their 702. I chose thes because a friend has a auto repair shop and he runs them on his wreckers and they do very well. As for gearing changes, these are 32.0" tall and that's 1 inch taller than stock. Check your OEM tire size and find out it's diameter for comparison, should be minimal. It really didn't make much of a differance in my 4.10:1 gearing and maybe 2mph with the speedo.
I know price and cost is a big factor for most. I have $1200 bucks in tires and another $1100 in my direct bolt on wheels (all 6, 2 steel, 4 alluminum).
Towing, you can find other posts about the med duty 19.5 tires on this site, but most get close to 100K out of a set towing. I tow two different trailers, 16'/ 6000lbs loaded and 35'/ 15-22000lbs loaded.

And yes I lowered mine, but she still pulls like a champ. I just keep her on the road now.

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Not to hijack the thread, but was just on American Force's website and they are now offering 20" dually wheels that are direct bolt on too.(maybe)

The one's I like are here, but still show the adapters in there "cart".

Direct Bolt link



Really opens up the tire options with 20" tires...just make sure they are "E" rate.

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Personally I'm going the 19.5" route due to price and more importantly rotating weight.

84lbs more than a factory set vs. 200+ lbs for a 22" or bigger semi wheel set


Set of these @ $1875 (chrome with aluminum inners) ebay dealer


and these recap tires via treadwright:$ 875 shipped


No adapters need, same height as my factory 17" wheel/tire combo too.

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