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Just to wrap this thread up.

I checked another wheel on the truck and it has the stampings on the front and the GM logo stamped on the wheel. I surmise that the wheel I was sold as an original was obviously not an original or GM OEM wheel. It was sold under false pretense and I didn't inspect it closely enough when purchased. Nothing I can do about it now.

We got INSANELY lucky that we didn't have a catastrophic failure at speed, either front or back. In this case this was on the back.

I share all this with the hope that people pay attention, don't make the same mistake I did and keep an eye on their trucks for signs of issues.

The upside is that I no longer feel the need to replace all my wheels.


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mkirsch wrote:

jimh425 wrote:

mkirsch wrote:

I thought rim ratings didn't matter, rims never break...


Naw, you seem to be confusing adding 200 lbs past a wheel rating with 1500 lbs.


Naw I'm talking about all the "advice" given in this forum to put LT E-rated truck tires on half ton rims and pumping them up to 80PSI on a rim rated for 44PSI.

There's no point to putting an LT tire on if you are not going to air it up. At "half ton" pressures (i.e. 44PSI and under) the tire has no more load carrying capacity than the stock P-metric tires.


Like the rest of the last couple pages of nonsense, I'd be super interested to see evidence of such a low pressure rating on "1/2 ton truck" rims. Same goes for light trailer wheels, 14 and 15 inchers.


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Thanks for getting back with the results . Good luck in the future .


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@silverbullet, yes thank you for following up and the confirmation that it was a cheap re-pop wheel , not OE.

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mkirsch wrote:

Naw I'm talking about all the "advice" given in this forum to put LT E-rated truck tires on half ton rims and pumping them up to 80PSI on a rim rated for 44PSI.


I guess I missed “all” of those posts.


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jimh425 wrote:

mkirsch wrote:

Naw I'm talking about all the "advice" given in this forum to put LT E-rated truck tires on half ton rims and pumping them up to 80PSI on a rim rated for 44PSI.


I guess I missed “all” of those posts.


You n me both, lol!
But what's really funny is (I quoted mkirsch's sig line) "Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four."

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