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Old 03-02-2013, 11:49 PM
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22.5" Alcoa Wheels

Friday i got my 22.5" wheels and 255/70R22.5 tires installed, the ride has been the worst ride ive ever rode in. I dropped the psi to 60 all the way around but the ride is terrible. Does anyone have any ideas to help me? i was thinking about adding the rear bags to the truck but they say they don't help the ride comfort. I really really need to know what to do about this please help!! my tires are Goodyear G622. HELP! HELP! HELP!
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I had the exact wheels and tires on my 2006 dodge...did they "balance" the tires by adding those bags of little beads? If so, you are going to have to take your rig to a tire shop and have them break the tires down, clean that stuff out and remount and spin balance the rims/tires and add weight externally. This will help but in my experience the ride is never going to be good. You have traction tires all the way around which don't ride as well as steer tires. I got tired of fighting mine and just sold the truck. I did a TON of research online about how to make it ride better, I think alot of it is just hit or miss..I heard good things about Sumitomo steer tires, but they don't have any grip like the G622 do.

Try having them cleaned and balanced by a reputable big rig tire shop in your area and let us know how that works...
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:24 AM
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They did the sand balance on the wheels I was against the weight balance due to rotating the tires but I will try the weight balance and see how that is. My seat belt locks on the freeway the ride is soo bad, I know there 16 ply tires but I can't keep going with them with this ride.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:32 AM
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I doubt that you find anything that will significantly improve ride they ride other that throwing 5-10 thousand pounds in the bed. 2 pairs of those tires in a dually configuration are designed to support over 15000 lbs and you have about 1/5th of that in an empty bed.

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:27 PM
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I doubth that you find anything that will significantly improve ride they ride other that throwing 5-10 thousand pounds in the bed. 2 pairs of those tires in a dually configuration are designed to support over 15000 lbs and you have about 1/5th of that in an empty bed.
unfortunately i have to agree with this...the look is great but the ride leaves much to be desired. On the bright side you can get your setup to track straight and smooth but it willl always beat you to death when you get on anything uneven. I do know a few guys who were happy with the ride with sumitomo tires but haven't heard of the g622 ever being other than harsh. Try spin balancing and if that doesn't help think about a tire switch to steer as oppossed to traction...Good luck
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:41 AM
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If you really like the wheels you could always have them cut to 22 and put regular tires on them.
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Where is a good place (cheap) to get the 22.5 Alcoa's without adapters?
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