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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Picked up some MB Wheels rims. Gunner 6 and they have a +25 offset. These are 18s with Cooper Discoverer H/T Plus 265/60
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Wheels Look Great !!!


Load It Like A Railcar........................... Drive It Like A Stockcar..........................
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Those look real nice, did you do a rear drop on your truck ?

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Nice choice of rim man looks really good
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Thanks guys. I was looking for a few months and nothing really appealed to me except for a couple. I wanted something fairly plain but different. Nothing gaudy (think pimped style and nothing for the blacked out look) Carroll Shelby CS 46 were really nice and a direct replacement without increasing the offset but I couldn't swing....ok justify to the boss , that $2200 for a spare set of rims and tires was a good investment. I couldn't find any of the OEM FX2 20", my OEM favourite, locally. The other downside with the 20's is that the OEM tire height for 20 is over 4% more than the OEM 18 and 17 (I am using the 17" for winter rims) and the lack of sidewall height would not be good in these parts.

No I didn't drop it, it is a 2wd and the OEM 17" rims and tires were in the bed. I have been contemplating doing the shackles like Truknut did but we are thinking of getting a new to us travel trailer so I was concerned about payload and I hear that the 2 piece driveshaft gets a vibration if you don't use the shims. Some say you do, some say you don't...
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Thanks guys. I was looking for a few months and nothing really appealed to me except for a couple. I wanted something fairly plain but different. Nothing gaudy (think pimped style and nothing for the blacked out look) Carroll Shelby CS 46 were really nice and a direct replacement without increasing the offset but I couldn't swing....ok justify to the boss , that $2200 for a spare set of rims and tires was a good investment. I couldn't find any of the OEM FX2 20", my OEM favourite, locally. The other downside with the 20's is that the OEM tire height for 20 is over 4% more than the OEM 18 and 17 (I am using the 17" for winter rims) and the lack of sidewall height would not be good in these parts.

No I didn't drop it, it is a 2wd and the OEM 17" rims and tires were in the bed. I have been contemplating doing the shackles like Truknut did but we are thinking of getting a new to us travel trailer so I was concerned about payload and I hear that the 2 piece driveshaft gets a vibration if you don't use the shims. Some say you do, some say you don't...
There is helper air bags you can install to keep the truck from sagging when loaded.

As for the drive-shaft. There is a TSB from ford that when pulling a loaded trailer and under mild -high acceleration there is a viberation. They are to install some drive shaft shims.
but any suspension modifications and they will not install the TSB.

I installed some lowering shackles.. love it.. but my truck started to develop a viberation. so i would need to unlower it to get it done.. and i have about 2000kms to do that.. or i'm out of warranty.
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i think with them sitting lowered would look really good an have them install the shims for you then lower it an see if it helps or not
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I'd really like to but I do stupid things like this



I might yet. I'll wait to see if we get the TT . Looking at a used Outback 28BHS or an Aerolite 25QS right now. My understanding from what I have been reading is that some of shackle kits include shims for the axle/spring connection and some guys are also being told the the carrier bearing needs one. Ideally I'd love a 2/4 drop but I still use the truck like a truck as you can see and I don't think it would tolerate the loads like that, helper bags or not. Earlier this spring it was 22 sheets of gyproc or 60 2x6s
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your goin the wrong way! jack that truck up!

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