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Old 02-22-2009, 09:32 PM
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Default 19.5's Tires/Wheels...commercial grade

I'm running 19.5" tire/wheels on my Dodge to handle the weight of my slidein camper. "E" rated tires were no where near strong enough to handle my stuff. Yes, I know a dually would've been a better option. Wife refused that idea. My tires are "G" rated at 4,540lbs. These tires handle awesome when fully loaded.
Sidewalls are a little rough when empty.







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I'm running 19.5" tire/wheels on my Dodge to handle the weight of my slidein camper. "E" rated tires were no where near strong enough to handle my stuff. Yes, I know a dually would've been a better option. Wife refused that idea. My tires are "G" rated at 4,540lbs. These tires handle awesome when fully loaded.
Sidewalls are a little rough when empty.








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that looks really good... I miss my CTD.
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Are they getting more affordable, Bill? I remember the first time I saw them advertised in TDR they were real spendy.
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I bought mine from Les Schwab. Not all Les Schwab's are equal. There can be some price variance from one to the next. Almost went with the same rims (Vision 81's) and Kuhmo tires from Discount Tire.

There are the steel rims with proper offset from Rickson Tire & Wheel. They are very spendy. Also, Rickson has something in the neighborhood of 6-8wk wait time. Les Schwab was 2-3day wait time for the aluminum rim.

Because of the rear SuperHitch the matching spare is completely deflated. Will not fit any other way. The truck and Jeep each have onboard air. I also carry a cheapo compressor in the truck for just in case.
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I bought mine from Les Schwab. Not all Les Schwab's are equal. There can be some price variance from one to the next. Almost went with the same rims (Vision 81's) and Kuhmo tires from Discount Tire.

There are the steel rims with proper offset from Rickson Tire & Wheel. They are very spendy. Also, Rickson has something in the neighborhood of 6-8wk wait time. Les Schwab was 2-3day wait time for the aluminum rim.

Because of the rear SuperHitch the matching spare is completely deflated. Will not fit any other way. The truck and Jeep each have onboard air. I also carry a cheapo compressor in the truck for just in case.
It's the Rickson's that I remember. They were making the steels, and yes they were proud of them, and then they were advertising aluminums, but I don't remember the manufacturer, but I don't think they were in-house. Might have been Alcoa. They were even more proud of the aluminums...Good to see some other options.
One concern I had was a harsh(er) unloaded ride. It's already not that good, not a Chevy, ya know. I can live with a "truck" ride, but would rather not have a "hardtail"...
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It's the Rickson's that I remember. They were making the steels, and yes they were proud of them, and then they were advertising aluminums, but I don't remember the manufacturer, but I don't think they were in-house. Might have been Alcoa. They were even more proud of the aluminums...Good to see some other options.
One concern I had was a harsh(er) unloaded ride. It's already not that good, not a Chevy, ya know. I can live with a "truck" ride, but would rather not have a "hardtail"...

From what I recall Alcoa backed out of the deal for the aluminum. I think it more to do with limited production numbers. Ride is slightly rougher than stock. I'd like to move to Rancho 9k's. The Rancho's made a large difference on my 96' CTD.

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