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Old 03-26-2008, 01:12 PM   #21
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So Tony, how about if i go with those wheels but don't get the supa sport low profile tires, but rather just get the normal all season tires (ya know the ones with more tread on em?).
the problem isn't the tread. It is the amount of rubber between your tread and the rim bead. Bumps sandwich the rubber and cause it to pinch when you hit an abrupt force like a pothole, or bump. Also, the sidewall has to be stiffer, which gives you less spring, causing a rougher ride.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:45 PM   #22
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the problem isn't the tread. It is the amount of rubber between your tread and the rim bead. Bumps sandwich the rubber and cause it to pinch when you hit an abrupt force like a pothole, or bump. Also, the sidewall has to be stiffer, which gives you less spring, causing a rougher ride.
ding ding ding!!!

the tread comment i made was referring to driving long distances.....less tread, less life.

but cogs hit the nail dead on the head with his comment about why you DON'T want thin profile tires.

to be able to put a good cushion on 24" rims....you'd have to lift your truck so that it would fit.....and you're talkin some serious change for tires.

i have 35" pro-comp all terrain tires on my 18" wheels....they cost me about $1,200 for the tires.....$160 to mount and balance them (cuz they are over-sized tires). i'm goin on about 30k miles since i got the tires, and the treads still look like they'll give me another 50k miles. i had to lift my truck of course for those 35" tires to fit.
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I watched a buddy barely catch a curb on his passenger side making a right hand turn with 24" low pros. Two blowouts and two bent rims later, he went back to 18" rims and A/T tires. Low Pros on trucks are pointless beyond looks anyway.
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keep the stock wheels. Rims are magnets for turds that look to break into your vehicle. Did a sting at Minute Maid park and caught three guys breaking into cars. I interviewed 1 guy and asked why do they pick out certain cars and not others. he said that he goes for the vehicles with the rims because more than likely they will have some music as well and generally leave a lot of in the car.

Just one crook's opinion but makes since.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:47 PM   #27
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Nice truck! I had a 99 F150 XLT supercab with the 5.4 that I owned for a few years. I wish I had gotten a crew cab, I might have kept it. I loved the truck.
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My 00 F150 w the 5.4 has close to 100K miles on it. Still reliable as , after I replaced the spark plugs and COPs.
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Old 03-28-2008, 07:17 PM   #30
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omg, you bought a ford......

ford's only good for diesels!!!!!

btw, if you get wheels with rubber band tires.......say bye bye to the wheels. you're gonna need some cushion from the tires when towing.

here's another tip (hopefully you consider this one, since you disregarded my other tip about gasoline fords)

big rims + towing = Bent or warped wheels
where's that icon with the monkey flinging poo?
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