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Hey all,

Upgraded to a 2020 F350 CC LWB 6.2 and am looking to upgrade my wheels and tires.

Thinking of going Rickson steel but I'm reading the backlog is months out. Any experiences out there to share with regard to working with the company delivery times etc?

If delivery proves to be long, I'm looking at the Vision 81a Heavy Haulers. 4500lbs works for me on those. A bit lower capacity than the Rickson steel but the price is a bit lower as well.

Could use some suggestions on tires in the G or H range, something above a 132 load index. Don't need anything aggressive for off road but do live in the northeast with snow. I realize the tires will be a bit tougher ride than the stock. Looking for experiences that have been good ride-wise.

Will be doing 19.5" rims with 265/70R tires.

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cheftim wrote:

Hey all,

Upgraded to a 2020 F350 CC LWB 6.2 and am looking to upgrade my wheels and tires.

Thinking of going Rickson steel but I'm reading the backlog is months out. Any experiences out there to share with regard to working with the company delivery times etc?

If delivery proves to be long, I'm looking at the Vision 81a Heavy Haulers. 4500lbs works for me on those. A bit lower capacity than the Rickson steel but the price is a bit lower as well.

Could use some suggestions on tires in the G or H range, something above a 132 load index. Don't need anything aggressive for off road but do live in the northeast with snow. I realize the tires will be a bit tougher ride than the stock. Looking for experiences that have been good ride-wise.

Will be doing 19.5" rims with 265/70R tires.

Thanks in advance.


When I upgraded mine Rickson was three months lead time. At four months I gave up and ordered the Vision Heavy Haulers. Got and installed in three days (after ordering!).

I already owned a set of Toyo M608z 265/70's. The 265/70's are taller than stock so the speedo is going to be off 5mph at freeway speeds.


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I believe they went out of business at least a couple of years ago. If not there are plenty of BBB complaints unresolved about orders taken, money paid and no product shipped.

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I am unaware that Rickson is out of business. What’s your information source, please? Website is up and responsive.


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The Vision 81a's seem to have a good rep. The only downside (at least for Ram) is the zero offset (Rickson offered near OEM offsets). Places the tire outboard about 1.0 - 1.5 in. vs. stock. IMO a non-OEM offset has the potential to compromise axle strength and/or front-end handling dynamics.

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Did you know you can get LR 129 E rated at 4080# ea? I am not a fan of 19.5’’s. If you are that concerned you should get dually.


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otrfun wrote:

The Vision 81a's seem to have a good rep. The only downside (at least for Ram) is the zero offset (Rickson offered near OEM offsets). Places the tire outboard about 1.0 - 1.5 in. vs. stock. IMO a non-OEM offset has the potential to compromise axle strength and/or front-end handling dynamics.


Not that little bit of difference. Wont hurt anything


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billtex wrote:

Did you know you can get LR 129 E rated at 4080# ea? I am not a fan of 19.5’’s. If you are that concerned you should get dually.


I agree that you should consider 18s rated for 4080.

On my 2006 F350 SRW, I felt I gave up a lot of ride quality with my 19.5s. It’s a different story with my DRW because it’s not my daily driver.

One of the things to remember is that the minimum tire pressure for 19.5s is 70, or maybe a bit lower. The issue is the tire beads are different on the 19.5s that has a major impact on your ride off/on road when unloaded.


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Rickson strung me along for 9 months and never delivered. Freaking crooks. If they were still in business I would tell you to run the other way as fast as possible. The Visions and 245/70R19.5s made a world of difference on my old F350 SRW. My friend Corey now has that truck and wheels and it runs well under his Lance 950 (I had a Lance 1055 on it).


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billtex wrote:

Did you know you can get LR 129 E rated at 4080# ea?..


What is an LR 129E? Is that a size or a load rating? I have never seen any tires with that designation.

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