Dodge 3500 with 19.5 steelies and HD tires - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > General Tech > Tow Rigs and Trailers
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2011, 02:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 4,400
Dodge 3500 with 19.5 steelies and HD tires

Well I finally got my P30 bread truck wheels and some 19.5 heavy duty tires on my '02 Dodge 3500. It took a bit of searching to find the wheels.. found a few local and ordered a few off of Ebay.

*TECH* The wheels need the center hole bored out to fit the Dodge hub. The original center bore is approx. 4.5" and needs to be machined to 4.770-4.775. Any larger than that and they will not be centered on the hub. There are guys on other forums that say to bore them to 4.8+". I cant speak for the '04 and up trucks..

Boring



Before w/ stock 16" wheels and 235/85 rubber (approx. 31" tall)



After with 19.5" steels and 245/70R19.5 Hankook DH01 14 ply traction tires (approx. 33.5" tall and 9.5" wide).





The duals have over an inch of clearance between the sidewalls for those who are concerned about the tires rubbing/chaffing.

Last edited by Azzy2000; 05-30-2011 at 03:55 PM.
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
angryblack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Member # 142394
Location: Do or die bed stuy brooklyn
Posts: 2,892
Blog Entries: 2
Looks great and the benefits of the tires will be night and day difference.. Slapp on some chrome dodge centercaps and rock out.
__________________
Looking for a 78+ caddy couple deville..Will travel to get a rust free clean victim.
angryblack is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-31-2011, 07:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
Dana 44 Polisher
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Member # 13731
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 3,421
What are those wheels going for now? I 'might' have a line on a set but I'd hate to over pay for them.....

I think they look so much better than some bling aluminum, crazy pattern, huge wide, ricer, wheels.
uglyscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 09:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by angryblack View Post
Looks great and the benefits of the tires will be night and day difference.. Slapp on some chrome dodge centercaps and rock out.
Thanks.. No chrome though. Gonna keep 'em straight black

Quote:
Originally Posted by uglyscout View Post
What are those wheels going for now? I 'might' have a line on a set but I'd hate to over pay for them.....

I think they look so much better than some bling aluminum, crazy pattern, huge wide, ricer, wheels.
I paid $50 each for 3 of them and $80 each for the others off of Ebay. I'm not a fan of the big-ass chrome/ polished alum wheels either.
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 10:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
$5 Fine For Whinin'
 
pic_jon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Member # 142381
Location: Houston, Texas Area
Posts: 853
I really like that.. Definitely my taste. Truck is clean lookin' too

Were you able to get the tires for less than $275??
__________________
Project "Lacking Time"
pic_jon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
Resident A-hole.
 
montecarlo31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Member # 117771
Location: Communist Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,876
Nice truck. 19.5s are pimp and should last you a good 100K miles. We see about 45 to 55K out of them on our service trucks at 19,000 lbs running down the highway.
montecarlo31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 12:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by pic_jon View Post
I really like that.. Definitely my taste. Truck is clean lookin' too

Were you able to get the tires for less than $275??
Thanks.. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I paid $325 each.. including brass valve stems, mounted/balanced and installed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by montecarlo31 View Post
Nice truck. 19.5s are pimp and should last you a good 100K miles. We see about 45 to 55K out of them on our service trucks at 19,000 lbs running down the highway.
I'm hoping to get 100k+ out of them. I plan on regular rotation to try and keep the wear even since I'm running drive tires all around.
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 06:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Member # 132020
Posts: 402
I know you said you had them balanced, but check this out.http://www.centramatic.com/Home.aspx . I got 140,000 miles on a steer tire on a 04 Pete. The other side got cut from road debris, twice. (Second time @ max weight & 80MPH). Might help you out some, especially since you have 'drive' tires all around
spreader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Member # 146004
Location: Fort Bragg, ca
Posts: 105
Man, that's a swingin' deal! I just got "bling" American Force wheels on mine after searching for months for the cheep steelies. Now you can clear the stoopid easy to install, BAD ASS 2nd gen brakes!
__________________
Sami 6.5:1 xcase Alloy axles PS 1.6 block (9.6:1) 1.3 head, triY 2", ratchet lockers.
totalloser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 05:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
Rock God
 
Norm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Member # 4387
Location: Kalispell, MT
Posts: 2,242
Nice, I'm thinking of 19.5's for my next set, I have a 02 3500 CTD that seems to eat load range E tires pretty fast. A lot of the steel van wheels I've seen are rated at 2500LBS, and I'm running close to 5k on my front axle with camper/trailer combo . I found some vision steel wheels rated at 2900 LBS but they use a hub ring to adapt to the 8x6.5 pattern .
Norm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 10:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Member # 145894
Location: Puyallup WA
Posts: 58
i put 22.5's on mine and love em.


Torrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 10:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Member # 145894
Location: Puyallup WA
Posts: 58
make sure you get your speedometer recalibrated. it makes your tranny shift correctly and your truck thinks its still on the factory wheels. and i even think my overhead mpg guage is working properly
Torrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 11:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by spreader View Post
I know you said you had them balanced, but check this out.http://www.centramatic.com/Home.aspx . I got 140,000 miles on a steer tire on a 04 Pete. The other side got cut from road debris, twice. (Second time @ max weight & 80MPH). Might help you out some, especially since you have 'drive' tires all around
Interesting. Thanks for the link

Quote:
Originally Posted by totalloser View Post
Now you can clear the stoopid easy to install, BAD ASS 2nd gen brakes!
2nd gen or 3rd gen??
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 11:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by Torrance View Post
i put 22.5's on mine and love em.


I cant see your pics. Our net filters dont allow photobucket for some reason. The 22.5's are cool, just not something I think I'd like on my truck

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torrance View Post
make sure you get your speedometer recalibrated. it makes your tranny shift correctly and your truck thinks its still on the factory wheels. and i even think my overhead mpg guage is working properly
I do need to recalibrate for the speedometer but I have a 6 speed manual so no worries there.
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 08:16 AM   #15 (permalink)
Registered User
 
lurchseesu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Member # 112455
Location: SE
Posts: 1,018
Now how long before some dumb fuck comes in this thread and says "Those 245's are going to bulge and rub each other as soon as you put a load on it!" With your 14 ply tires.

Last edited by lurchseesu; 06-03-2011 at 08:17 AM.
lurchseesu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
Rock God
 
MattyB4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Member # 32726
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,898
Those 245's are going to bulge and rub each other as soon as you put a load on it!

:blackflipoff:
__________________
5/8 Yotabuggy - duals + 4.7, 5.29's, locked, 40's, linked rear/fox airs, shift knob

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
MattyB4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 12:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
Resident A-hole.
 
montecarlo31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Member # 117771
Location: Communist Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,876
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattyB4x4 View Post
Those 245's are going to bulge and rub each other as soon as you put a load on it!

:blackflipoff:
X2

Plus with the added rotational mass of the larger wheels and tires and no brake upgrade he's going to kill a school bus full of nuns.
montecarlo31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 01:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Member # 86724
Posts: 6,157
when you decide that they're dangerous you can ship them to me for proper disposal, free of charge.
__________________
ko derf
87manche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 01:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Member # 145894
Location: Puyallup WA
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
when you decide that they're dangerous you can ship them to me for proper disposal, free of charge.
give me your address. there on their way. lol

i love them. and no braking problems.
Torrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 01:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Member # 145894
Location: Puyallup WA
Posts: 58
[QUOTE=Azzy2000;12965667]I cant see your pics. Our net filters dont allow photobucket for some reason. The 22.5's are cool, just not something I think I'd like on my truck.

weird yo cant see the pics. ive never had a problem before. i got deals on my setup. adapters new-$550, new wheels-$1100, 7 like new tires $250. and mounting and balancing $250, so about $2000 for everything. i even found used 22.5" aluminum rim for free for my 7th tire. so i got a spare.
Torrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 06:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Member # 17632
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Posts: 6,055
To the OP, looks like you have 2 different style of center, do they all have the same offset?
Travis..
__________________
91.5 Dodge 6BT 5 spd
86 F350 single wheel 4x4 crew, 6.9/4 spd/GV
crashnzuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 06:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
WHEEEEEEEEEE!
 
gavan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Member # 22597
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 2,524
Send a message via AIM to gavan
Attached pics because:

1. I am stuck in this Houston heat and bored, and Azzy is probably in the same boat

2. One of the few decent 22.5 conversions I have seen.

What is the size/actual height of those?
Attached Images
   
__________________
.
gavan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Member # 17632
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Posts: 6,055
Those look pretty small, maybe 8.00x22.5?
Travis..
__________________
91.5 Dodge 6BT 5 spd
86 F350 single wheel 4x4 crew, 6.9/4 spd/GV
crashnzuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 11:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by montecarlo31 View Post
X2

Plus with the added rotational mass of the larger wheels and tires and no brake upgrade he's going to kill a school bus full of nuns.
I side swiped a bus full of orphans on the way to work, forcing them off the road and bursting into flames after hitting an animal shelter... There were flaming kittens, puppies and orphans everywhere

[QUOTE=Torrance;12967722]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azzy2000 View Post
I cant see your pics. Our net filters dont allow photobucket for some reason. The 22.5's are cool, just not something I think I'd like on my truck.

weird yo cant see the pics. ive never had a problem before. i got deals on my setup. adapters new-$550, new wheels-$1100, 7 like new tires $250. and mounting and balancing $250, so about $2000 for everything. i even found used 22.5" aluminum rim for free for my 7th tire. so i got a spare.
It's just our nazi-esque net filters here at work. I cant see my pics either.. I posted them up from home the day before I came offshore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crashnzuk View Post
To the OP, looks like you have 2 different style of center, do they all have the same offset?
Travis..
Good eye. Yes, two of the are slightly diffrent even though they all measure the same.
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 11:18 PM   #25 (permalink)
Mr. Personality
 
Azzy2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 11869
Location: Yukon, OK
Posts: 4,400
Quote:
Originally Posted by gavan View Post
1. I am stuck in this Houston heat and bored, and Azzy is probably in the same boat
I'm out on a rig in the gulf right now, but I'm feeling the heat too.. Been too busy to be bored though
Azzy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.