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Getting some new Wheels

Well I just gotta get some wheels that will be a bit different. Even thouth I only have 1500 miles on my new truck. I am getting some FOOSE wheels. I am getting 17's, and I am going to put 255/50 on them. Here is what they look like. they are the Nitrous Old School wheels.

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Foose is the man. i bet your bank is hurtin now. they look good.
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Foose is the man. i bet your bank is hurtin now. they look good.
its not hurting YET, but soon! lol
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Nice. See if you can find ebay knock offs. You're prolly married? So it's not like you're tryin to pick up chicks with those blings rims haha.

That chrome lip will rock though! Will resemble this but better!

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oh snap! that looks awesome.
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Those wheels will look sweet on your truck! Are you gonna drop it or put a body kit on it?
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very nice nuke it will look hot!
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I love the big wheels w/ big tires look, but 255/50 is WAY too small... that's smaller than the stock tires.
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I love the big wheels w/ big tires look, but 255/50 is WAY too small... that's smaller than the stock tires.
Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking too. a 255/65 would be okay.
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drool..lol
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Those wheels will look sweet on your truck! Are you gonna drop it or put a body kit on it?
sooner or later I will put side skirts on it and maybe a 2/3 drop.
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I love the big wheels w/ big tires look, but 255/50 is WAY too small... that's smaller than the stock tires.
not true. the stock tires are 225/70/15's and going to 255/50/17's keeps the speedo REALLY close.
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Nice. See if you can find ebay knock offs. You're prolly married? So it's not like you're tryin to pick up chicks with those blings rims haha.

That chrome lip will rock though! Will resemble this but better!

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I would rather have the real thing, its just the way I am. otherwise, there are plenty of other wheels that look similar. BTW, I am married, but that doesn't matter, you see, my other car in my avitar is my "PLAY THING" my wife has one like it but its black.
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not true. the stock tires are 225/70/15's and going to 255/50/17's keeps the speedo REALLY close.
Actually, a 225/60/17 would be exactly the same size. For every inch you go up on the wheel you have to subtract 5 from the second number to keep the same size generally. The closest sizes to a 225/70/15 would be either 225/60/17, 235/55/17, 255/55/17, or a 265/50/17. All of those would be within 1 mph of your stock speedo it just depends on what sizes are available for the brand of tire. I hope that helps you some.
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Actually, a 225/60/17 would be exactly the same size. For every inch you go up on the wheel you have to subtract 5 from the second number to keep the same size generally. The closest sizes to a 225/70/15 would be either 225/60/17, 235/55/17, 255/55/17, or a 265/50/17. All of those would be within 1 mph of your stock speedo it just depends on what sizes are available for the brand of tire. I hope that helps you some.

thanks, I got that info, but not every size is available, some are out there, but real expensive. the 255/50/17, when the speedo is reading 60 mph, it will really be at 59.2 mph. thats pretty close in my book. the 255/55/17 would be reading higher at 60 by 1.4 mph. of course, some tire calculators are not exact, and I don't which is the best. go figure. lol
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what kind of meat are you wrapping them in?

if your speedo accuracy is super important, get a programmer from Jusnes so you can control all of that no matter what and you can unlock some more power.
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what kind of meat are you wrapping them in?

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at the moment I am looking at Kumho's ECSTA STX
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sooner or later I will put side skirts on it and maybe a 2/3 drop.
Dude, that'll look freakin sweet! Can't wait to see it all done.
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you may want to go with the taller of the 2 tires you were suggesting, the slightly taller tire will fill the wheel well better, and look better with a drop. i found this out when going from 29 to 32 inch tires on my dropped F150, it just looked so much better.
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you may want to go with the taller of the 2 tires you were suggesting, the slightly taller tire will fill the wheel well better, and look better with a drop. i found this out when going from 29 to 32 inch tires on my dropped F150, it just looked so much better.
Thanks, I will look into that, not to mention, there are some 55's I have been looking at already.
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its a DONE DEAL! my wheels and tires are on the way! I will let you know when I get them. :{D
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Can't wait to see them on the truck, the will look sweet! Happy belated Birthday too.
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yea i know they will look really good!!!
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Sweet post pics when you get em'
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You can be sure I will post pics when I get them, It should be a week and a half, seeing how the July 4th will show stuff down a little. :{D
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