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Any 17" Rims Class "E" For F-350

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by SnowmanVT, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. SnowmanVT

    SnowmanVT Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 19

    Anyone know of a good after market place to find 17" rim for my F-350?
    Bought my 2006 w/18" rims...STUPID MISTAKE!!! NO 18" Rubber made.
    Looking for rims that will handle the load without spending a fortune!!!:cry:
  2. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

  3. SnowmanVT

    SnowmanVT Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 19

    Thanks Colligan Man, I'll give them a try.
    Yes, The show rims not good for the loads....
  4. simoncx

    simoncx Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    What do you mean? Cooper, bfg, goodyear, conti, mickey thompson, toyo, nitto all make tires for a f-350 with 18's.
  5. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    No doubt, I'm on my second set ogf BFG's - if you have a 350, make double sure they order the right load rated tire, they almost goofed twice on mine.
  6. toyman

    toyman Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Goodyear Wrangler makes a "E" rated 18 tire. Came standard on the 04 HarleyTrucks. I replaced mine with 325/65/18 (33") Mickey Thompson ATZ tires also E rated.

  7. SnowmanVT

    SnowmanVT Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 19

    Yeah Wrangler 238.00 ea. No thanks...
    33" Tires ??? You can't possibly be plowing with these?
    Must look really sweet though!!!!
    I miss my BFG commercial...Agressive, great wear, 16" max..
  8. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i plow with 35's and had no problem....4 inch lift...but i am going back down to 33's..
  9. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 805

    Well then don't look at the BFG's at 1400 per set. Maybe buy some cheap 15" wheels and then you'll be able to slide into a set of tires for maybe 400.........
  10. SnowmanVT

    SnowmanVT Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 19

    I hear ya Framer... Thats why I was trying to find an agresive 17". Unfortunatley
    no BFG for 17" either. Ford only allows some 17's on their 18" rotor.
    Stupid putting wheels with style on a working truck eh!
    I finally found some 18" agresive tires yesturday.Bridgestone Blizzak. @ 150ea.
    Now I'll see how the compounds will hold up this season.

  11. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Try Hankook tires. I dropped to 17's on my 06 F-350 but Hankook has 18 M/T's and I have heard good things about them as well. I am running 285/70/17 BFG M/T's on mine & pulling the excavator alot but little to no wera showing after 15000 miles.
  12. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Put a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers on, I have them on my 250 and they kick butt, and are "e" rated.
  13. LD4850

    LD4850 Member
    Messages: 64

    What are "Class E rims"?
  14. SnowmanVT

    SnowmanVT Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 19

    Sorry, did not know the proper term.
    "E" for 10 ply tires
    ????? on rims that can handle a load.
    Have some cheap rims that couldn't handle the 1 ton load.
    Ended up finding a 18" 10 ply aggresive tire.
    Paid enough for them too.
  15. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I would put 16" rims if it was me. Its only for the winter.
  16. SnowmanVT

    SnowmanVT Junior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 19

    Will not fit over the brake calipers.
    Only some 17" rims work.
    Ford's 17" will not work. the ones I tried anyways!
    I'm all set now that I found 18" aggressive snows.Thanks
  17. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,568

    Snowman I bought good year wrangler pro grade silent armor tech tires for my 18's last year paid around $180 a tire and are amazing in the snow would not run anything else.
  18. simoncx

    simoncx Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I bought the silent armor's last year, now 14k later there's about 1/3 thread let. Sure the grip is great but I wasn't planning on changing them in 20k. I rotate them every 4k don't drive hard and they wear very quick so these will be my last silent armor's.