Updating a big old truck
You (we) will be continually adding to these and refining them. We've got a Tech Tip series in the works on engine rebuilding!So don't limit yourself or think we have to get a certain amount of info for it to be "done." They can always be added to and improved. The first two: Checking Cylinder taper -- A simple way to determine if your block needs a rebore!I sure would like the load capacity and tire mileage, but there are to many other trade offs. 385/65-22.5 off road tires, 42.8 inch diameter, 165 pounds each and a 9370 pound load rating single. I want to market 24" HUB CAPS that snap onto your 13-15" wheels and give you the look of Duds or dubs or whatever. As long as it doesn't cause problems at low speed with heavy loads, it might even help your MPGs. You could put a camper on and pump up the Firestone airbags and almost drive like it wasn't even on there..until you had to stop...those wheels were HEAVY!That thing ate up front brake shoes with those wheels on like nobody's buisness.It originated in the south and has spread throughout the US.
I have to agree that some of the wheels I have seen are not practical.Although with any bigtruck tire you will lose a lot of preformance in the mud wich you deal with alot. Dave, those taller tires would also give your truck a longer stride.Yeah, I was going to mention that the lack of a decent mud tire was another reason for not running heavy truck tires for me. As long as it doesn't cause problems at low speed with heavy loads, it might even help your MPGs. All this time wharehouse fork lift wheels were cool and I didn't know it. Dave, those taller tires would also give your truck a longer stride. I got the most aggressive tread I could find and they didn't last as long as I'd have hoped.And I have an idea that many of them would break under weight.And yes I even agree that some of those ultra low profile tires would be worthless on a truck.