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tahoe2006

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Posted: 02/20/07 07:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am putting Rickson wheels and tires on A F350 srw with 6.0. Gears are 3.73 and auto.
How will the engine perform with a Tahoe on it and will I need to add a chip?
Will truck Handle ok with just air bags and no sway bar?
Hoping to put ranhro 9000 on some day.
Wheels are Rickson eliminators tires Michelin xde-ms 245/70r19.5
Truck yr. 2003 with 197000.0 miles

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You setup is about the same as mine. Mine is a Supercab. You don't say what year your truck is. I pulled the Montana/Idaho/Washington mtns no problem with mine bone stock. If it has the camper package, it has a sway bar.


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Been up and down some steep grades in multiple states and no problems.I wouldnt use a controler on the 6.0 engine it is already hopped up from the factory.If you dont have a swaybar front and rear I would invest in them and also the Rancho 9000 shocks.With sway bars, rancho shocks and airbags(to level camper from side to side) and the Rickson you should have no problems.


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What is so special about the Ricksons?

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"What is so special about the Ricksons?"

They are much larger, heavier and stronger. They allow the use of a real truck tire as opposed to a light truck tire. The steel versions of the Rickson wheels are rated at 5,000# each as opposed to between 2600 and 3200 lbs for the stock 16 or 17" OEM models. The tire/wheel combination makes for much more stable hauling and towing with heavy loads and offer a margin of safety that the OEM's just can't match.

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You are going to want ranchos/air bags/sway bars. We've done Rocky Mountain and Cascade passes. The problem is handling, not engine power. Our V10 with 3.73 gears does fine. Coming up too fast on a tight curve..... My Oh my.

If you are heavy enough to need Ricksons, you're heavy enough to beef up the suspension.


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pupeperson wrote:

"What is so special about the Ricksons?"

They are much larger, heavier and stronger. They allow the use of a real truck tire as opposed to a light truck tire. The steel versions of the Rickson wheels are rated at 5,000# each as opposed to between 2600 and 3200 lbs for the stock 16 or 17" OEM models. The tire/wheel combination makes for much more stable hauling and towing with heavy loads and offer a margin of safety that the OEM's just can't match.


I was thinking on going with some 20" Wheels and some BFG LT/285/65R20/E. Would this be a good set up? Would Ricksons be a better option?

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TSK350,

Depending on your stock setup, Ricksons may or may not be a better choice. Do you currently have 16" wheels? The stock Ford 285 65R20 tires are rated at 3750 lbs. ea. You can do the math on what you are hauling. You might be able to find a tire for your stock rim rated that high or pretty close. For me, 3750 on each tire was not going to be enough, so I chose 19.5's. Now I can choose load range F (4080lbs), G (4550lbs) or H (4950lbs) tires.

I would recommend the 20" wheels/tires to maintain more of a civilized ride if they are rated high enough weight wise for you. Or if pushing it, maybe a load range F 19.5 commercial tire (Vision/Rickson) if you can get away with it.

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Do you really think 20" wheels with low profile tires will give him a better ride.Have'nt you seen the way these SUV's bounce around with them on.The 20" settup is'nt for hauling it's for show.

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Posted: 02/22/07 07:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AHHH!!
- the tire outside diameter will be virtually the same therefore gearing and speedometer will not be effected!
- the ride empty even with 80 psi in the tires will also be virtually the same (the *&%$*&% truck is close to 4 tons empty)!
- the handling loaded will be 100000% better!
- the handling empty will be much better also.

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