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    ITs time to purchase tires for my Centurion, my current ones have full tread but, have sat in a field for the past couple of years with low pressure in them, which resulted in them being out of round, and the cracks in the side wall are pretty deep as a result. My local tire shop says that the dry rot is pretty bad and trying to spin balance them is going to be a waste of money. And I don't fault them for saying that because any light amount of water on the road and these things loose traction.

    My issue is caused by those stupid 16.5" rims that the po installed.


    Don't get me wrong, the wheel and tire combo looks great! But now that I need new tires I need new rims too. My local tire shop measured my rims and they are 10" wide. Been looking around at the market currently and have made a few observations
    • Tires that mount to a 17" rim are as affordable as tires for 16" rims.
    • Rim manufactures tend to provide the most designs for a 9" wide rim
    • If I want to keep my rim at 10"s wide the most common options would require me to get a 20" rim

    My issue is that I would like my 1989 Centurion to look a lil' bit more modern and that can be easily achieved by going with a modern rim. But it looks like most rims arn't friendly with the manual hubs and large 10.25 rear axle.

    As yall have been looking around the internet have you seen anything that would be a hub friendly rim for a Centurion?

    I'm really in need at this point.....
    1991 Bronco Eddie Bauer ~ 351w EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 265/75 r15
    1989 Centurion 350 ~ 460 EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 35x12.5 r17

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    they are actually 9.75x16.5s. still 33 and 35s around but getting hard to find. don't go with 17s , they will soon disappear. there are lots of 16" sizes available and they are still in use OEM so they will be around a long time. my 89 C350 had 16s on it when I got it. would love some aluminum slots for it but they are not common anymore so I will probably go with 16.5s .

    the 16.5s are a tapered bead and can actually be changed on chassis just like big truck 22.5s. I'm kind of surprised the 16.5s have disappeared basically.

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    I went with 20" rims and 37.5 tires but I've got a 6" lift
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    $340 per tire? Ouch.

    Quote Originally Posted by heatmiser View Post
    I went with 20" rims and 37.5 tires but I've got a 6" lift
    Just guessing but I think mine is only a 4" lift so I'm pretty well maxed out at 35". I was thinking about a 20x10 with a 35x12.5 r20 but I didn't like how little side wall was left.
    1991 Bronco Eddie Bauer ~ 351w EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 265/75 r15
    1989 Centurion 350 ~ 460 EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 35x12.5 r17

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    Get some OEM 1995-1997 F-250/F-350 aluminum wheels. Then get some 315 tires. Will look great!!

    Top picture should be 315 tires. (about 35inch)





    1995 C-350 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke 233,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed 4x4 7.3 w/ dana 60 swap, stage 1 injectors 294,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed converted to 4x4 & dually PMF RSK & dana 60 swap 355,000 Over 600rwhp
    1994.5 F-350 Powerstroke Centurion CC dually 4x4 7.3 5 speed 389,000
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    And another pic.

    1995 C-350 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke 233,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed 4x4 7.3 w/ dana 60 swap, stage 1 injectors 294,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed converted to 4x4 & dually PMF RSK & dana 60 swap 355,000 Over 600rwhp
    1994.5 F-350 Powerstroke Centurion CC dually 4x4 7.3 5 speed 389,000
    2017 Mustang GT 5.0 auto 8,500

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    I completely agree that the factory wheels look great, and I'd go pick up a set of them if I could find some. Havn't seen any in the classifieds near me. I had a friend suggest that I get simple set of low $ wheels for now and keep an eye out for a good deal later.

    And by simple... It was suggested I should get these
    1991 Bronco Eddie Bauer ~ 351w EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 265/75 r15
    1989 Centurion 350 ~ 460 EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 35x12.5 r17

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    How much are those?

    Here are remanufactured OEM wheels for $165 a piece or best offer. $660 or less. Not to bad.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/16-Ford-F25...temCondition=4



    I have some I could sell but they are not in the best condition.
    1995 C-350 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke 233,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed 4x4 7.3 w/ dana 60 swap, stage 1 injectors 294,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed converted to 4x4 & dually PMF RSK & dana 60 swap 355,000 Over 600rwhp
    1994.5 F-350 Powerstroke Centurion CC dually 4x4 7.3 5 speed 389,000
    2017 Mustang GT 5.0 auto 8,500

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    Quote Originally Posted by obspsd View Post
    How much are those?
    $95 per rim.

    I don't know about a ~12" wide tire on a 7" wide wheel.
    1991 Bronco Eddie Bauer ~ 351w EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 265/75 r15
    1989 Centurion 350 ~ 460 EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 35x12.5 r17

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    315 tires work fine on the stock rims. Lots of people run them including me. I have 315s on my daily driver (1997 F-250 crew cab short bed)

    They do not handle quite as good as a 285 tire (33") would, but they are fine and it looks great. 315 BFG white letter tires look really good on the stock aluminum wheels.
    1995 C-350 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke 233,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed 4x4 7.3 w/ dana 60 swap, stage 1 injectors 294,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed converted to 4x4 & dually PMF RSK & dana 60 swap 355,000 Over 600rwhp
    1994.5 F-350 Powerstroke Centurion CC dually 4x4 7.3 5 speed 389,000
    2017 Mustang GT 5.0 auto 8,500

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    Default Re: Rim topic

    Yo,
    bookmarked those for later along with a set of NOS caps I found on eBay. Might look good on my F-350.

    ...
    I pulled the trigger on a combo as I really wanted new tires before the snow rolled in.

    Vision D Window 17x9 -12 w/ Toyo A/T II 35x12.35r17




    the Vision D isn't the modern rim I was hoping for but it looks better then I thought it would.

    Still gunna keep my eyes out for something special but I'm super happy with this purchase.
    1991 Bronco Eddie Bauer ~ 351w EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 265/75 r15
    1989 Centurion 350 ~ 460 EFI ~ E4OD ~ BW1356 (Manual) ~ Manual Hubs ~ 35x12.5 r17

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    Default Re: Rim topic

    Looks good! I like the clean and simple look. A lot of the modern wheels are too gawdy and don't fit the classic lines of our trucks.

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    Looks better then most black wheels.

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.
    1995 C-350 4x4 7.3 Powerstroke 233,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed 4x4 7.3 w/ dana 60 swap, stage 1 injectors 294,000
    1997 F-250 Powerstroke CC short bed converted to 4x4 & dually PMF RSK & dana 60 swap 355,000 Over 600rwhp
    1994.5 F-350 Powerstroke Centurion CC dually 4x4 7.3 5 speed 389,000
    2017 Mustang GT 5.0 auto 8,500

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