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Wheels for my truck....

I'm thinking about maybe installing a set of 22" wheels on my truck. I would like something chromed, priced 1 000$ for a set... Maybe Ebay or something like that... There's a tire shop here that have a nice set in their showroom since a year now and they were offered to my brother for his 2007 XTR for cheap, but he declined... Do you have any suggestion for nice wheels ? Was such a long time since I did change wheels on a car, my 88 Mustang LX :P

Also, what do you think I could get from selling my stock 18" chrome wheel with the tire ? Approx 10 000km on them...

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Nice 22's...there's too many to mention, but keep your 18" rims for the snow tires that you're going to need.
Van and Truck World, one of our affiliates have a few selections, check their website. I looked at Tire Rack to get some ideas and Discount Tire is always a good spot for wheel examples.
Good luck with your search.

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Ok, thanks, but for the winter tires, I just bought a set of 17" on rims from Hatheway Ford... Don't need the stock wheels anymore :P


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Do you think Saleen S331 23" Chrome wheels could be nice ?

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I agree with TruckPilot...TireRack.com has some great deals and lots of selections.
They'll even ship to Calais, Maine, so you can pick them up there and save on shipping.

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I'll probably buy locally...

Here's a question for Limited's owner (That's you White Pearl ). One of my friend want to buy my chrome rims as winter rims on his Limited, but he was told he couldn't put 18" wheels on a Limited, because it could be bad on his transmission or something like that. I know you have King Ranch wheels on your truck for winter, did they caused any trouble ?


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LaredoRV;

I would be a tad leery about towing a 5th wheel with 22's.
Make sure they are rated as least the same as your rear end.
Good luck in your search.!!
Actually, not to burst your bubble, but your stock rims are actually a micro thin chrome cover which is actually pressed on to regular steel rims.
All Ford rims are like that even the Lincoln Navigator and the SUV.
I found out my stock 7 lug rims were like that when I seen one in the junk yard with half the skin ripped off.!! Now I use them to park the truck for the winter and I can now see a fine ring of rust around the edge of the rim where the chrome skin does not cover.
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There's a buddy in Calais ME, within 500 feet of the bridge, that everybody around here uses as a drop off point.
He charges $ 3.00 an item, no matter how big or small and you can leave it there as long as you want. It's right next door to the US border booth.
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LaredoRV;

I would be a tad leery about towing a 5th wheel with 22's.
Make sure they are rated as least the same as your rear end.
Good luck in your search.!!
Actually, not to burst your bubble, but your stock rims are actually a micro thin chrome cover which is actually pressed on to regular steel rims.
All Ford rims are like that even the Lincoln Navigator and the SUV.

I found out my stock 7 lug rims were like that when I seen one in the junk yard with half the skin ripped off.!! Now I use them to park the truck for the winter and I can now see a fine ring of rust around the edge of the rim where the chrome skin does not cover.
Thanks you for the advice !

Actually, the first year Ford offered wheels like mine on the F150 (2006 I think), they were real chrome, but they replaced them with aluminium wheel covered in chrome

BTW, anybody looking for wheels here ?


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LaredoRV;

I would be a tad leery about towing a 5th wheel with 22's.
Make sure they are rated as least the same as your rear end.
Good luck in your search.!!
Actually, not to burst your bubble, but your stock rims are actually a micro thin chrome cover which is actually pressed on to regular steel rims.
All Ford rims are like that even the Lincoln Navigator and the SUV.
I found out my stock 7 lug rims were like that when I seen one in the junk yard with half the skin ripped off.!! Now I use them to park the truck for the winter and I can now see a fine ring of rust around the edge of the rim where the chrome skin does not cover.
See this is why i hate chrome stuff...

about 90% of all of it is done this way, and once it starts to peel and chip it looks like complete ass. Myself I like brushed aluminum or a powdercoated finish.

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