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Old 05-09-2013, 04:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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19.5's on an OBS Dually

I have a 94.5 cclb dually and I want to get some 19.5's for it. I was wondering if anyone on here was running aftermarket rims on their OBS dually and if they can give me some good companies to shop around at. I am stuck doing the online shopping due to being deployed so it isn't like I can just go down to the salvage yard and test out what fits.
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Luckily 19.5s are getting easier and easier to find. American Eagle makes them and are probably the cheapest but are sold through distributors. I'd also check out Rickson Truck Wheels (the original 19.5 wheel maker for ld trucks) and American Force wheels. I wouldnt be surprised if both those companies offer discounts for active service members. American force also has a lot of style options if you don't want the factory round hole. Also not sure of your going for function of the hd wheels or style of a larger rim but 20" dually wheels are also available from both American eagle and American force.


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I put the 19.5 on my 1992 F-Superduty. Rickson steel oem style.
Amazing Ford put that truck out with 16" wheels,,,,,,

You will be quite happy with the upgrade!
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Mongus, do you have pics? Sportscrft, I checked out the American Force website and was unable to find rims to fit my truck. Is there a difference in bolt pattern?
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I've heard people say that before about AF. You might just have to email them and ask. Back in the day all the Big 3 used the same bolt pattern but there might have been some variations in the hub bore size. I believe AF and can make just about anything in their aluminum wheels. Worst case scenario is if you like their wheels you might have to get the 4 aluminum from them and then the 2 (or 3 inc spare) steel wheels from Rickson. After reading some posts about out of round steels etc I think you might have better luck with the steels from Rickson anyways.

I like the look of the 19.5 and the availability of taller yet still fairly narrow tires to fit the duals but have been afraid to bite the bullet due to ride quality concerns and potential balancing / vibration issues. Part of it I hear boils down a knowledgeable tire shop with the right equipment to balance them correctly. Since at the moment I don't tow everyday I think I'm gonna try and make set of 20" wheels work. height won't be an issue the trick will be if I like the looks and fit of an 11.5 wide tire.

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Jagman, I do not, but I believe if yo go to Rickson's site and look up the year of your truck they show pics.
Mine are totally OEM steel style wheels.
At the time I could not find aluminum style ( I've them on for quite some time now ) or I would have went that way.


If you tow heavy, the 19.5 are totally the way to go.
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Well I don't tow too heavy that often but I have moved my fathers Ford 655D backhoe and a few other diesel trucks. I mostly just haul wood. I sell it on the weekends when I am stateside. Other then the backhoe I haven't ever towed more then 10,000 with the truck. I do plan on towing a gooseneck from NC to AK next summer with everything I own to include the wife and dogs. So I am trying to make the truck the safest it can be.
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Actually I think the 19.5s are sometimes even more essential when you haul since then all of the load is on your truck and not split on the trailer. They're really great for people with these large campers.


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I can fit a cord of wood in the bed as long as I have the ladder rack and sides on it. The suspension hates me but it is only temperary. As for 19.5's the more I read about it the better they sound. Right now I have a lot of sidewall and when I turn I can feel it fold. Even with the new tires I put on in the fall. If I go with the 19.5's what do yall recomend for rubber?
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When I was talking to my tire dealer about my concerns with 19.5 (balancing etc) they said just to be sure and go with a name brand quality tires and not one of the cheap knock offs you find on ebay and you should be fine. That being said I liked the Michelin XDS2 and XZE or the Continental HDR/HSR since that is what they use as an OEM tire and have the highest speed rating. Thats just from looking around though I don't have any personal experience with any of the 19.5s.
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I got 78k out of the first set of Continentals on my 450; now at 60+ on second set and looking good. The HSRs are supposedly for steering, the HDRs for drivers--the HDR has slightly better traction grooving. The HSRs are absolutely useless in mud. Both can be used at either end. There is probably a $100-$125 difference in cost per tire for Michelins.
Also, for balancing, I gave up on lead weights and went with Centramatics front and rear.
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I have Bridgestone M 729 on the trucks and love em. Best 19.5 tire I have ever run on the trucks!
Yes, the are pricey, but worth it. I also run 225 70 19.5 in a G rated 110 psi. I have not noticed any ride quality between the F and the G.
The F are 95 psi and the G is 110 and I run them at 110.
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Harley Flamed Fenders & Doors.
4x4-7.3 - South Bend 6spd 4:88 rears. Loaded ! Volant intake
Hog Performance 4" SS exhaust
Banks wheel, turbine, exhaust brake-Ceramic coated
AFE Blade Runner Spyder
Strickley Diesel Return Fuel & Banjo Bolts
IH up pipes - ceramic coated
Powder coated everything.
Brake Performance-slotted & dimpled rotors with performance pads
DP Tuner 80 Tow
Coolant filter system
Evens Coolant
203 thermostat
Bullet Liner coated Dana 60 front end

2008 F-350 Harley Davidson Crew cab - long bed - 6.4 - Banks-Six gun-Air intake-IQ-Dual Exhaust

2004 Pace American 28' x 9' x 8' enclosed work trailer. 18k GVW. Tri axle - loaded

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I am sending the truck out in about a month to get painted and then I will be buying my rims/ tires. I'm going with the Eagle alloy series 058 19.5's and then whatever tires I can afford after that lol.
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19.5 wheels on 1997 F350

Any body know if 1997 F450 OEM wheels will fit a F350?
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