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truck tire rims

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Plow horse, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Plow horse

    Plow horse Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Hey Guys how do you tell ford rims from chevy or dodge rims? I mean 8 lug truck rims. I dont mean to be stupid but I am having a moment with this one! I know I cant put my ford rims on my chevy, but is there a way to tell the differance? Like a stamp? Something??? I am looking at 2nd set of rims for dedicated snow tires. Did not know what to look for. Thanks Larry
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,538

    DRW or SRW?
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    Your going to have to measure from lug hole to lug hole
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,978

    Depending upon the style sometimes you can just tell
     
  5. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    Size and bolt pattern is the important info. Not brand. Also, backspacing can be an issue if switching to non OE wheels. Just look on Craigslist for a used set off the same type of truck you have.
     
  6. slickmcnick

    slickmcnick Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I believe the site I use to look up bolt patterns is vehicle lug patterns .com Just search that on Yahoo and it should be the first search result. tells you all the info per vehicle and a side by side comparison.
     
  7. Yardvarkman

    Yardvarkman Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 30

    New Fords use a hub piloted wheel (since 99 I believe), GM trucks use stud piloted. The ford wheel will be flat at the lug and the gm will be raised.
     
  8. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    You could do what I did. I went to a truck " Recycle yard " and bought 4 used rims. Had them sand blasted for $20 a piece. Used $5 worth of rattle can "Hammered" paint on each. I have $75 in each wheel and they look like new.
     
  9. WILLD420

    WILLD420 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Look on the back side of the rims. Many times there will be a manuf logo on them. Ford stamped a lot of theirs, so did Dodge.

    Be aware that some are going to be 6" wide and some 7".
     
  10. 98K3500

    98K3500 Member
    from WI
    Messages: 46

    A couple years ago I needed rims for a K20 I owned. Scrap yard wanted 50 bucks apiece for decent used steelies.

    I called Discount Tire and they had a sale going on their MB "house-brand" wheels. Paid 75 bucks each for 4 new 16x8 alloy wheels. Gunner 8's IIRC.

    Might be worth a call...

    As said before - Ford switched to A Hub-piloted 8x170mm bolt-pattern in 1999.