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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Alloy vs Steel

My dad has an 02' HD and he was told that the stock steel wheels are too narrow for 285s. If I remember right the stock steel wheels are like 6" wide and the alloys are about 7" wide, is this not correct?
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Tons of people are running 285's on the 2500HD's alloy even though the alloy are techicaly to narrow I believe.

What about the 255 something r16 (I cant remeber the middle#) They are about as tall as a 285 but a bit more narrow.

I figured the steels and ALs were the same width [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: Alloy vs Steel

88-98 the alloys were wider, but I'm not sure about the new ones. The tire you're thinking of is a 255/85/16, It's 33" tall and 10" wide as opposed to 12" wide. May be a good choice if you want your tires to last long.
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Talking about the 88 to 98 trucks I have both sets of wheels and the steels are 6.5 wide, the alloys are 7 inches wide.

If you go to bfg's site or any one for that matter it isn't recomended to install a 285/75/16 tire on any smaller than 8 inch rim I think it says. 255/85/16's would be nice if ya wanted to.
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He has 255s on it right now but they are almost bald. I was just wondering if the alloys were any wider. thanks though
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How do they fit? Any cranking of the t-bars? any scrubbing?

If i woulda know I had as much clearance as I do I mighta looked harder at the 255's instead of the 265's i got on it now.
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I think he went like 1 crank on each side an that was it. It rubbed a lil on the front inside of the wheelwell but thats it, they fit great. I think hes just gonna find a used set of cheap tires until this winter when he decides to lift up and get some bigger meats.
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