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Old 01-03-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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Bigger tires?

Has anyone or is it even possible to install 22.5 " tires / rims on Ford F 53 22,000 lbs chassis that came with 19.5" tires / wheels. If it has been done did it improve the ride?

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Old 01-03-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Clearance, gearing , wheels, maybe engine/transmission tune, etc. I would think difficult to cost justify.

For ride improvement think shocks. If handling is a factor then that is another topic.

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Old 01-03-2014, 07:45 PM   #3
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Lift kit and new tranny should do it
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:27 PM   #4
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There's more to it than just a simple replacement. Do you even have safe clearance in your wheel wells? And also importantly, will you have proper spacing between your real dual tires? There MUST be a certain minimum spacing between dual tires or you risk damage and blowouts on the rear duals.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:30 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I have my answers. Ending thread...
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