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Old 05-29-2010, 04:33 AM
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where to get semi wheels milled near tampa??

Hey everyone, i found a great deal on some 24.5's but i don't wanna run semi tires on them, so i wanna mill them down to 24's, then run some kind of all terrain tire.. not a "rubber band", but something with some tire on it.. Does anyone know a shop in the area that does wheel milling... and if they do powder coating too thats a plus....thanks
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:04 AM
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nobody knows huh...
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That, while it doesn't sound like alot, is removing alot of material from a bead of the wheel. I don't know of anyone that would do it because of the liability and you're severally affecting the strength of the wheel.
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Old 05-30-2010, 05:44 AM
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from what i have read on here, if you run semi tires its horrible for the truck and puts out a really bad ride, so milling down the rims is the way to go so tires that are actually made for the weight of our trucks is the correct way to do it. As for strength im no engineer but these wheels are designed for a truck that weighs what ten times my truck maybe more, i dont think it would loose that much strength.. but thank you for so info..ill look more into that.
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The ride is bad because your putting tires on a truck designed to carry the weight of the pickup on one tire, that and their also 2-3 times heavier than a standard pickup tire. Even with what you're planning on doing, you're going to add alot of weight to your truck, which will affect braking, milage, handling, you'll need to change your gear ratio because of the taller tires.

No offense, but the "deal" you got on the 24.5s, by the time your done, you'd be better off to just buy a 24 inch rim. don't forget you're also going to have to buy adapters to get the wheels to fit if they don't come with what you bought.
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:11 AM
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lol startin to think your right.. but the rims were only 600 for all 6... so it was hard to pass up.. the full plan was get em cut down powder coated black and then run an all terrain tire with chrome center caps and lugs.. but after your imput on things.. i might be doin a little bit more research... thanks
a friend of mine runs 22.5s on his duracrap and his rides awesome.. little traction issues with rain, but the looks make up for it in my opinion.
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The real and proper way to do what you want is to actually cut off the 24.5 bead, then cut down the rim center to weld a 24 inch bead back on the wheel. That is going to take alot of money to do 6 wheels.
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