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Got some tires priced out

i went with my dad to the tire shop we go to to get some cooper's priced out

31x10.5R15--$159.00 per tire

$753.52--all four mounted/balanced/taxed

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not a bad price, those STT's are sweet
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Seems like a pretty good deal. You should buy them.
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not a bad price, those STT's are sweet
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Seems like a pretty good deal. You should buy them.
yeah i thought it seems like a fair price, and since my dad worked for them in the 80's when they were trying to get their business going, he would probably give me a small discount, and since my money is a little tight and my mom loves me, she said she will help me out, so hopefully i can get new wheels at the same time. i just have to wait for the RT/S's to wear out.

here is a pic of the wheels i plan on getting. give me suggestions of wheels that would also look good on my truck.

here's a pic of my truck-

(i wish i didnt have my canopy on, it looks so much better naked)
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and the pro comp series 51 in 15x8 with 3.75" BS

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several dozen good burnouts will wear those RT/S's out for ya
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several dozen good burnouts will wear those RT/S's out for ya
thats a good idea
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I would suggest against those wheels. I have a similar style and mine are all bent up to the point they can't be balanced properly which gives some good steering wheel shimmy at speeds. Look into some aluminum wheels, may be a little more pricey, but they are better wheels (not to mention lighter). Love those tires though! what size are you currently running?
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right now im running 29's i think, i cant remember the metric number, as much as i go looking at all of the numbers on my truck lol. i need to find some used wheels, its just hard to find wheels in general with the backspacing i want
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right now im running 29's i think, i cant remember the metric number, as much as i go looking at all of the numbers on my truck lol. i need to find some used wheels, its just hard to find wheels in general with the backspacing i want
the mickey thomsons are 3.625 BS wich is only 1/8" difference.
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The tires are a pretty decent price. I bought 4 Cooper STT mud terrains in a 33x12.50R15 for $700 installed a couple years ago, but they have gone up.
15x8 with 3.75 BS is great, but go with aluminum for sure. Steel wheels suck and they are heavy bastards.
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the mickey thomsons are 3.625 BS wich is only 1/8" difference.
thats good becaus ei want the sidebiters, i love them to death

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The tires are a pretty decent price. I bought 4 Cooper STT mud terrains in a 33x12.50R15 for $700 installed a couple years ago, but they have gone up.
15x8 with 3.75 BS is great, but go with aluminum for sure. Steel wheels suck and they are heavy bastards.
did you like your stt's? i have heard nothing but good about them
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Tire Rack has decent prices on wheels. I just purchased a set and they were only $85.50 each for 15x8. They only weigh 18lbs each too. They have Ultra wheels on special currently. I saved $13 a wheel....it adds up.

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How are those getting mounted on the Ranger, I only ask becuase I count six lug holes ?
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Oh chit!! They sent me the wrong rims!!




























































Just kidding. SAS using wheel adapters in the rear as the front axle is 6 x 5.5
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Tire Rack has decent prices on wheels. I just purchased a set and they were only $85.50 each for 15x8. They only weigh 18lbs each too. They have Ultra wheels on special currently. I saved $13 a wheel....it adds up.

what backspacing do you have? and you mean tire rack?
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thats good becaus ei want the sidebiters, i love them to death



did you like your stt's? i have heard nothing but good about them
I loved the STT's. They started out on my Ranger and then switched over to the Sport Trac. I could dig up tons of pictures up in the mountain of Oregon, Browns Camp etc in 18-24" or more of snow just plowing though. They were good in mud, sand, dirt, etc etc. They were a little sketchy on really thin snow, or ice, but so is anything. If you get a lot of snow there in the winter, think about getting them siped. I siped every other mud terrain I had when I lived there and it made a huge difference in snow.
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Tire Rack has decent prices on wheels. I just purchased a set and they were only $85.50 each for 15x8. They only weigh 18lbs each too. They have Ultra wheels on special currently. I saved $13 a wheel....it adds up.

Oh you ***, you got the wheels I want on my F150!
Except they gave you a gay center cap instead of what they show online. Or did you ask for those?
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I loved the STT's. They started out on my Ranger and then switched over to the Sport Trac. I could dig up tons of pictures up in the mountain of Oregon, Browns Camp etc in 18-24" or more of snow just plowing though. They were good in mud, sand, dirt, etc etc. They were a little sketchy on really thin snow, or ice, but so is anything. If you get a lot of snow there in the winter, think about getting them siped. I siped every other mud terrain I had when I lived there and it made a huge difference in snow.
yeah last winter we had about 18" of snow, but this year is El Nino, so i guess that means we have a warmer than usual winter. but i will get them siped if my dad says they need to be, he worked at a tire shop for 8 years
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Oh chit!! They sent me the wrong rims!!

Just kidding. SAS using wheel adapters in the rear as the front axle is 6 x 5.5
LOL I was wondering
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ok so i was just on tire rack looking at wheels, they dont have a wide selection and i dont really like any of the three i will post, but they have a cool feature, and it looks like they are on my exact same truck. here are the links

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yeah last winter we had about 18" of snow, but this year is El Nino, so i guess that means we have a warmer than usual winter. but i will get them siped if my dad says they need to be, he worked at a tire shop for 8 years
FYI, they rock in deep snow, especially if you air down to 10-15 psi.
It's when there is a light dusting of snow when they don't work as well.
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ok, thanks for the heads up! anything else i should know?
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Oh you ***, you got the wheels I want on my F150!
Except they gave you a gay center cap instead of what they show online. Or did you ask for those?
I love the look of these wheels! Something a little different than the standard aftermarket wheels with circles.

That is what they came with. Also all new lug nuts too. I noticed they were different, but it's no big deal to me as I'll have manual hubs so I'll see how it looks running without the caps.
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yeah they are pretty cool, and CHEAP! i am thinkin about getting them in the future
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The Ultra Nomads are also pretty cool looking. You can get these Rogue 175s in black with the machined lip.

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