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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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Has anyone on here jumped there 1 ton to 19.5" rims

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if so how do you like them
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Old December 4th, 2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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You'll want to check out the forums on RV.net if you want feedback; 19.5" tires only real benefit is the increased load rating. With my E-rated tires, I'm still good to carry my truck camper and haul my trailer.

19.5", IMHO, is overkill unless you own one of the newer 5000# triple-slide truck campers.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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I am just thinking after the up front cost of the switch replacement rubber is cheaper and with a 225 vs a 265 that cant hurt my milage
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i have never run them, but ive talked to several people who do, or have. most of them have switched back to 16/17's. the benefit is that the tires last much longer, but they arent cheaper than regular tires, and they ride like poop. most of the guys i talked with said that they needed to run the bigger wheels for about 500,000-600,000 miles before they start paying off. until then your just driving around an over priced brick. most of them switched back to michilins.
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Yep, thats the issue I've seen as well. Those tires are like iron, and will ride accordingly.

I've seen reports of 100k+ miles out of them.


One other issue I would think, would be that the hard rubber compound probably sucks in the snow. They are designed to have much more weight on them, to get the traction.

I still like good-old 235/85R16s in a load range E...
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yep, thats a great size for the winter, i prefer a wider tire in the summer though, due to all the sand i drive through. all the guys i talked to ran them in the south, they didnt mention snow. one guy said on his single cab 2wd powerstroke, he got 200k if he let them wear right down to the bars.
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I considered it, but the ride quality sucks due to the stiff sidewall. I can already get 80k+ miles from a set of BFG Rugged Trails that came stock on my truck. I had to replace the first set at 62,500 miles, but only because of some sidewall cracking that allowed me to get them replaced under warranty for 75% off. They still had 11/32" tread and would have gone a lot more miles. You have to watch the aftermarket wheels to make sure they have the right backspacing. A heavier truck may not like wheels that stick out further. Just some of the stuff I've picked up from of the truck boards.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #8
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You should switch over to 22.5s They look really sweet!

































J/K They bring the Ghey, unless maybe you run the super singles.
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I'm currently running 245 70R19.5 Michelin XDE tires on my 97 dodge. I love them. I have about 60K on them so far and expect to get 80 - 90 out of them. They are comparable in the snow to the Goodyear MTR's. The overall traction is excellent. They do ride stiffer but the truck doesn't wander as much or get pushed around from the wind (sidewall flex). That is really noticeable when towing. The downside is initial investment. However, for my truck the money I would have paid for 4 sets of R16 LD tires (~20K per set) covers the cost of not only the Michelin tires but also the rims. Ohhh and based on recording and averaging mileages I gained ~0.7 Miles/gallon (less rolling resistance).
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I ran 265/75R19.5 Yokohama TY303's on Rickson 19.5" wheels. There's pics of my truck on their site in the ford section. Black Crew cab F350 SRW. They were great for towing my gooseneck, but the ride was a little stiff unloaded...


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