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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Semi Wheels and tires??

im thinking once i get a dually to put semi wheels and tires on it but i want to know if the mileage would go down or what and how are they steering wise?

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Re: Semi Wheels and tires??

Mpg will go down some due to the extra rolling mass. Steering will be a little harder in the front if the tires are larger in diameter than the ones that were on it before. How much harder will depend on how much larger. Given the extra weight, I would recommend a dual steering stabilizer up front as this will help your steering components last a little longer.
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Deathwishracer had some on his truck..quite nice, but iirc he actually milled some of the rimdown, possibly fora low profile tire, not sure you would have to ask him on that one.

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Re: Semi Wheels and tires??

MPG will drop

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Re: Semi Wheels and tires??

I was going down the route of running 19.5s. Instead I went with Ford OEM 20 inch rims that were/are available on the 2005+ trucks. I couldn't be happier.

When I was buying my 08, I test drove an 09 F450 that had low pro 22.5s on it. It rode and handled really bad. I have no idea why though. I could have been the suspension as much as the tires. It was the first time I ever drove an F450.

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Re: Semi Wheels and tires??

Notstock summed it up best, MPG will go down purely on the extra rolling mass. If you where doing a lot of hwy cruising you should see a slight MPG gain from the lower RPM's, however stop and go driving will drag it down fast.

This is my second set on a dually, and I love them. Makes my 4.10 gearing exactly how I prefer them to be, 70mph=1900rpm. I tow with mine also and have no problems.

I have a dual steering stabilizer on order, but could live with the single upgraded version I have now. Ride really comes down to how much air you run in the tires, I run 60psi all around and the ride is not bad at all IMO. If you tried running 100psi+ you would regret it.

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Re: Semi Wheels and tires??

i didnt see that much of a change but i am not running the full size 22.5's w/ the big tires I am running 22's on low pro's.. and i second the steering stabilizers as I am looking for a kit for my 2wd since it didnt have one.. the steering components can go quick...

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Re: Semi Wheels and tires??

@Gordo1384 were did you buy your tires and stuff at??

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Duallywheels4u.com talk to Mario he is a great guy. This last set I bought he balanced perfectly really helps the ride, and will help in tire wear.

Some places cant balance them on the wheels prior to shipping so you will have to find a local shop and pay extra to get them balanced.

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