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Old 02-20-2013, 10:45 AM
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Stupid Newbie Question Re Dually Rims

Are front & rear inner and outer rims the same, only reversed? I thought I could get a spare rim with a full size spare tire and be able to mount it either front or back by just reversing it...in case I had a flat.

I'm being told that the truck has three different types of rims, front, rear-outer and rear-inner. Is that true?
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You know that is a good question,I have never had a flat on my dually with 285,000miles on it. Oh I have had one of the rear wheels go flat but you can just drive it to get it fixed. I don't think the fronts will mount on the rear.
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On my 06, the front and rear aluminum wheels are the same, just a polished finish on there respective sides. The inners in the rear are steel(factory spare is steel too) and will work on any corner of the truck.

However you cannot mount the aluminum to aluminum wheels in the back as the wheels are hubcentric, not lug centric....plus you'll be out of stud too since the aluminum wheels are thicker than the steels.


Clear as mud?
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Yeah pretty much gents, thanks.


I have steel stock rims...naked rims, nothin fancy. I wondered what I'd do if I had a flat. So if you can drive with a rear flat--as long as you got a good t'other one...I guess if I got a spare, I should get a spare for the front...Zat sound about right?

And another part of me sez just forget about it and deal with it when it happens
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:24 PM
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Yeah pretty much gents, thanks.


I have steel stock rims...naked rims, nothin fancy. I wondered what I'd do if I had a flat. So if you can drive with a rear flat--as long as you got a good t'other one...I guess if I got a spare, I should get a spare for the front...Zat sound about right?

And another part of me sez just forget about it and deal with it when it happens
The way I figure I drive around with 2 spares all the time(inner duals). If I'm not towing or hauling, I'd swap the wheels around to replace the flat and limp my way to a tire shop. If hauling/towing....I call AAA.
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Are front & rear inner and outer rims the same, only reversed? I thought I could get a spare rim with a full size spare tire and be able to mount it either front or back by just reversing it...in case I had a flat.

I'm being told that the truck has three different types of rims, front, rear-outer and rear-inner. Is that true?
That is the beauty about duallies , you will never get stranded. The worst that will happened is when you get a flat in front, have to swap with one of the rear ones.A few years back I remember driving at least a couple of days with flat inner rear (over 100 mls ). I would not even bother getting a spare.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:16 AM
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Nice. Thanks all for the replies. The heck with the spare.
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If you have Stock steel wheels, they are all the same thickness.....so ....any wheel can go on any position....so, you already have 2 spares...................
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