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Old 02-27-2010, 11:01 AM
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Question Black on Black! 16"-18"

I am going to get some rims soon. There is a really big sale at a local rim and tire store on March 6. I want black rims. I do not want to have to lower my truck. I do want to fill the fender with rims and tires. The thing is I don't want 20"s and I don't want low profile tires. I live on a gravel road and that wouldn't be good. I would like some suggestions as to what size rims and tires will look good without having to lower my truck.
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:31 PM
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I was hoping for some suggestions guys???
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:08 PM
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why dont you just go to the rim store, grab a few that you like, and put them up against your truck. then you can see exactly what you want
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:34 PM
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I think your truck wheels look good the way they are, because you have the chrome on your bumper too, and BonB cars/trucks are usually all dark, at least from what I have seen.
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:44 PM
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why would you have to lower your truck to put bigger wheels on?

If I was you I would find a wheel that is black with like chrome around the edge or something to match your truck.

It is hard to tell a difference between a 15 and 16 inch wheel so if you want a big difference look at 18's or even 17's
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:10 PM
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why would you have to lower your truck to put bigger wheels on?

If I was you I would find a wheel that is black with like chrome around the edge or something to match your truck.

It is hard to tell a difference between a 15 and 16 inch wheel so if you want a big difference look at 18's or even 17's
I don't want a lot of space around my wheel. I don't like the way that looks. If I get smaller rims and low profile tires that will be the way it is. If I get 17 or 18 and put regular tires on them then I wouldnt have to lower it and there wouldnt be as much empty space.
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I don't want a lot of space around my wheel. I don't like the way that looks. If I get smaller rims and low profile tires that will be the way it is. If I get 17 or 18 and put regular tires on them then I wouldnt have to lower it and there wouldnt be as much empty space.
well you said you wanted 16-18's, so why would you get a wheel smaller than a 15 and low profile tires which you also said you didn't want

either get bigger wheels and tires or just bigger tires with the same wheels to fill the wheel well. Just don't see why you would get new tires and wheels that are not big enough then have to lower your truck to get the look you want haha
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:01 PM
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well you said you wanted 16-18's, so why would you get a wheel smaller than a 15 and low profile tires which you also said you didn't want

either get bigger wheels and tires or just bigger tires with the same wheels to fill the wheel well. Just don't see why you would get new tires and wheels that are not big enough then have to lower your truck to get the look you want haha
I agree completely. Definately better economically to get bigger tires and wheels than have to lower my truck too. Okay, so can I put regular size tires on a size 17" or 18"? If so, are those tires as expensive as low profiles. I have seen prices on low profiles, and don't like them at all!
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:18 PM
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ok. If you want to keep the speedo correct, the larger a rim you go with, the lower profile tire you will run. What do you consider "low profile"? I run 17" rims with stock diameter tires, and they are 235/55R17. Same diameter as stock, lower profile. I would recommend 17"s if you want the look of bigger rims, but still have sidewall left to smooth out the bumps. anything larger rim wise wouldn't leave enough tire to cushion, unless you ran a larger diameter tire.

So, do you want to keep the same tire diameter with a bigger rim, or increase tire and rim diameter at the same time, or just increase tire diameter and fill the wheel wells a bit more (last two result in speedo discrepancy)?
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:49 PM
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ok. If you want to keep the speedo correct, the larger a rim you go with, the lower profile tire you will run. What do you consider "low profile"? I run 17" rims with stock diameter tires, and they are 235/55R17. Same diameter as stock, lower profile. I would recommend 17"s if you want the look of bigger rims, but still have sidewall left to smooth out the bumps. anything larger rim wise wouldn't leave enough tire to cushion, unless you ran a larger diameter tire.

So, do you want to keep the same tire diameter with a bigger rim, or increase tire and rim diameter at the same time, or just increase tire diameter and fill the wheel wells a bit more (last two result in speedo discrepancy)?
I want bigger rims and bigger tires. Probably 17"s with bigger tires than low profiles. How will that effect my speedo?
By the way, your reply is the most helpful so far.
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well, at stock height, you can't go too much bigger tire wise, without encountering problems with rubbing. Larger tires will cause the speedo to read slow, i.e., if its reading 60mph, you may actually be going 65 or 70. The price of tires is mainly affected by rim size, and how common the tire size is. The tires I run aren't too expensive since it is the stock size for a crown vic police cruiser. If you, say, run a 17" rim with the stock size tire for an F150, the tires will be cheaper than an off size.
So first, decide how big a tire you want, then look at rims and tire prices for the overall diameter you are looking for. If you go to tire rack or discount tire's website, the have tire size calculators that will give you the dimensions of a given size tire, and how much it will affect your speedo readings versus a stock tire.

Stock size on my truck was 225/70R15. this is a 27.4" tire. Currently I run a 235/55R17. This is a 27.18" tire. Close enough that it near as makes no difference in the speedo.
F150s on 17" rims run a 255/65R17 tire, thats a 30.05" tire. It should fit without lift, but may rub a lil at full lock. It would also mean that when your speedo is reading 60, you will be going 65.8mph.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:12 PM
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well, at stock height, you can't go too much bigger tire wise, without encountering problems with rubbing. Larger tires will cause the speedo to read slow, i.e., if its reading 60mph, you may actually be going 65 or 70. The price of tires is mainly affected by rim size, and how common the tire size is. The tires I run aren't too expensive since it is the stock size for a crown vic police cruiser. If you, say, run a 17" rim with the stock size tire for an F150, the tires will be cheaper than an off size.
So first, decide how big a tire you want, then look at rims and tire prices for the overall diameter you are looking for. If you go to tire rack or discount tire's website, the have tire size calculators that will give you the dimensions of a given size tire, and how much it will affect your speedo readings versus a stock tire.

Stock size on my truck was 225/70R15. this is a 27.4" tire. Currently I run a 235/55R17. This is a 27.18" tire. Close enough that it near as makes no difference in the speedo.
F150s on 17" rims run a 255/65R17 tire, thats a 30.05" tire. It should fit without lift, but may rub a lil at full lock. It would also mean that when your speedo is reading 60, you will be going 65.8mph.
I have P235 70R15 on there now. That rides and drives good. Thanks for the help man. I can't wait to get some new wheels.
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