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Feb 22, 1999 (5:20 pm)
How wide are the wheels, with what offset? You really want to watch the rear wheels to make sure there's no rubbing or heat buildup when loaded.
Feb 25, 1999 (7:36 am)
If I keep the OEM stock wheels on it, which I hope to do, they are 6 inch wheels. What do you mean by rubbing and heat build up? Do you mean
rubbing on the fender wells? ...or what?
Thanks for your feedback.
#49 of 56 willvlv
Feb 25, 1999 (12:39 pm)
I think stanford is talking about the duals rubbing together when loaded. One other thing to look at is the load range of the tire and that required of your truck. I think the BFG's fall in the "C" load range. Most duallies with diesels recommend an "E" or at least a "D" load range to handle the weight. My F350 also requires 65psi in the front tires. Isn't the max on the BFG's 45? (referring to AT's) Also I think your wheels are a little narrow for those tires.
Feb 28, 1999 (12:48 am)
I thought that the Ford DRW wheels were 6 1/2"? And this year didn't they have more offset (allowing the 235s as factory for the first time)? I may be wrong though. The 235/85R16s were factory on my '93 SRW with 7" rims.
#51 of 56 tnt2
Feb 28, 1999 (2:40 am)
They could be 6.5", never really checked. My older duallys were all 6", which seems to the standard for aftermarket rims. There is a good amount of space between them though. Saw a set of Perrelli desert dogs today, might try 'em when the time comes, about 2 months. Has anybody had any experience with them?
Feb 28, 1999 (5:48 am)
I ended up buying Pirelli LT235/85R16 Scorpion A/T's (Load Range E). They have a reasonably
good tread for all purposes and fit very well
on the stock OEM wheels. I think they lifted
the truck about 3/4 to 1 inch in height. I'll see how they do for me.
Thanx for everyone's input. I love my truck!
My wife said either the truck goes or she goes,
...SO I TOLD HER GOODBY.
#53 of 56 tnt2
Feb 28, 1999 (12:53 pm)
My wife would say that I go or "I go", but the truck stays. I haven't seen the scorpions, how does the tread compare to other tires, goodyear's, bfg's, generals? Let me know on the ride, noise, and load handling?
#54 of 56 div2
Mar 01, 1999 (5:22 am)
I have Scorpions on my 1993 Pathfinder. Ride, handling, and NVH are excellent. Snow traction is top notch, as is their behavior on wet pavement.I believe they are the best in class. "S" speed rated too.
Mar 01, 1999 (2:11 pm)
I've been thinking about a set of Yokohama Geolander A/Ts after the Generals that came with the truck wear out. It may be a while though -- 12K miles so far and they look almost new. They're cheap and noisy, but they certainly last.
#56 of 56 tnt2
Mar 02, 1999 (2:31 am)
stanford... I have 32k on the generals and still look good, not bad for 4x4. I got a hole in one of mine last month and had to tube it, wanted new ones, but just couldn't throw them out. I will change them when summer gets here though, if it ever does; rain, sleet, and snow for the past week.