I finally got around to getting my steel hubcentric 19.5" wheels installed. I went with Hankook DH01 tires. Overall I am very happy. The unloaded ride is definitely stiffer but not intolerable. Lucky for me my camper hardly ever leaves the truck. Total cost for wheels, tires and TPMS sensors was about $2300. I did quite a bit of shopping around to get that cost, figure I did pretty well. Its nice knowing that my tires and wheels are no longer the weakest link in the setup and that I have a couple extra tire ply's to provide protection when offroad while fully loaded.
What do you guys run for tire pressure when the truck is unloaded?
What pressures do you run on the back (SRW here) when loaded? I am going to start with 95psi based on my full loaded weight.
How often do most people rotate these? I am assuming its less frequently than passenger or light truck tires.
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They were some custom steel wheels that I found on surplus. Made by O'Green Wheels, which evidently is pretty common on 22" semi type wheels according to the installer. I do not know the back story on them but they were brand new when I got them off eBay. I took a gamble after several emails with the seller and it turned out in my favor. They only cost me $600 for the set of four, brand new in boxes delivered to my door. I had to drill the valve cores to accomodate TPMS but no big deal. They are surprisingly well made with very nice welds and required very minimal weight to balance. The installer even commented how heavy duty they were and how true they ran.
kereams: Those rims look better than the Accuride rims that I bought. I was really disappointed when I realized that mine were only rated at 80#. Unfortunately I bought used and there was no return on them.