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Posted: 08/13/21 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Joe, are your wheels with the stamp factory items?

From what I have experienced and (not) seen, no manufacturer will put a weight stamp on factory wheels.

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Posted: 08/13/21 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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These are factory GM wheels and not fancy aftermarket wheels.
They came from the factory on both 2500HD and 3500HD GM trucks.
I can't find a rating rating on them and I don't question them one bit.
I have no doubt that they are stronger than my current steel wheels.

The bonus?? They were shipped over night and were here when I got home from work this morning. [emoticon]


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Posted: 08/13/21 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes. Mine are factory Ford wheels.

Been a while since I've looked but there is a stamp. It's rather small and kinda ambiguous, but it's stamped on all five wheels (the spare is the same)

You made a good choice going with 18"HD wheels. There are many more tire choices in that diameter. You'll be happy with the Toyos and those wheels.


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Posted: 08/13/21 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

joeshmoe wrote:

Yes. Mine are factory Ford wheels.

Been a while since I've looked but there is a stamp. It's rather small and kinda ambiguous, but it's stamped on all five wheels (the spare is the same)

You made a good choice going with 18"HD wheels. There are many more tire choices in that diameter. You'll be happy with the Toyos and those wheels.


Thank you, I'm looking forward to getting the tires, having them mounted and putting them on the truck. Should be at my next oil change.

I'm going with the same size, dimensionally as my current tires.

I'm not big into aftermarket wheels. These look nice and I'm sure that they are tough enough to handle the job.

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Posted: 08/13/21 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder if it’s safe to assume that the wheel rating WILL NOT be less than the OEM tire rating that come mounted on those wheels?

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Posted: 08/13/21 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty safe. And then some. EVERYTHING is literally riding on the wheels.

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Posted: 08/13/21 05:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NRALIFR wrote:

I wonder if it’s safe to assume that the wheel rating WILL NOT be less than the OEM tire rating that come mounted on those wheels?

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I have no idea what they came off. They fit GM 2500-3500 2011-2021.

I'll bet it is safe to assume that they are better suited for the job than my present tires and wheels. [emoticon]

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Posted: 08/14/21 06:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

According to tire rack.com, the OEM 18” tires for 2500/3500 trucks would then be LT275/70R18 125/122R E.

Those all appear to have a 3640 lb/80 psi rating. So I would expect the wheels to be rated no less than that.

That’s how I backed into what the aluminum wheel rating on my F450 must be. I couldn’t readily find anything stamped on them, but the tires are rated for 3970 lb/110 psi so the wheels would have to be at least that.

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NRALIFR wrote:

According to tire rack.com, the OEM 18” tires for 2500/3500 trucks would then be LT275/70R18 125/122R E.

Those all appear to have a 3640 lb/80 psi rating. So I would expect the wheels to be rated no less than that.

That’s how I backed into what the aluminum wheel rating on my F450 must be. I couldn’t readily find anything stamped on them, but the tires are rated for 3970 lb/110 psi so the wheels would have to be at least that.

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Makes perfect sense to me. I never questioned the strength of these OE wheels.

I'm debating between 275/65-18 and 275/70-18 tires.

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My 2015 F350 SRW 4x4 came with LT275/70R18 tires rated at 3640-lbs, and the wheels (rims) are rated for 3590-lbs. Ford publishes a spec book, and if you can find it via Googling, it has all the specs you could ever want (e.g. tail gate weight).

I pondered going to 19.5", but the jump in total tire/wheel weight can be substantial and complicate DIY roadside repairs, and my friend at a Ford dealership warned the additional weight can cause problems with the spare tire cable hoist. 19.5" tires are also narrower, which I don't find favorable for my light off-road driving on soft/wet roads. 19.5" tires also have harder rubber, and while some are marketed as "mud and snow", I haven't found one yet that is formally rated M+S, which in some states is the minimum standard for avoiding chain-up on snowy passes/roads.

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