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Old 12-12-2006, 03:49 AM   #1
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I called a couple tire stores looking for 8R 17.5s for the 79 winne (Dodge Chass) that i'm redoing. They said there is only 1 tire CO making that size @ 250.00 a pcs. Is it possible to go to a different size rim and tire to have more options. What size do the newer class A use or would f350, d3500 duelly's work. The mh will not be giong anywhere till spring so I have time to look for used wheels.

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Old 12-12-2006, 03:49 AM   #2
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I called a couple tire stores looking for 8R 17.5s for the 79 winne (Dodge Chass) that i'm redoing. They said there is only 1 tire CO making that size @ 250.00 a pcs. Is it possible to go to a different size rim and tire to have more options. What size do the newer class A use or would f350, d3500 duelly's work. The mh will not be giong anywhere till spring so I have time to look for used wheels.

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Old 12-12-2006, 05:09 AM   #3
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I'd go to a reputable tire store and they should be able to tell you what tire sizes are of compatable diameter and width to keep the wheel seperaton where it needs to be then shop for rims for the more common tire.
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Old 12-12-2006, 06:30 AM   #4
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Jeff, I had the same problem with a 78 winnie you can change the rims to 16" if you don't have disk brake's if you do you can change the disk assembly use a dodge 1 ton or more set up I did this to mine but can't rember if I had to change the spindle, the rims will fit the rear but they are a little to small to clear the disk brake's in the front. The 17.5 tire's were hard to get in the late 87-89 only one tire co made them. Good luck

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Old 12-12-2006, 10:31 AM   #5
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Hi Jeff, I think there is one company called Yokohoma that still makes the 17.5 tire for your Dodge chassis.They are pretty good tires.
If you can't get the tires you need then It maybe time to update to 16" rims and tires. Check with your Tire Service Center. See if they have the right wheel for that chassis and pull a front and see if you have any clearence issues.Earljan34 is correct about the clearence problems.Hope you are able to get taken care of. Good luck and let us know how it works out for you.
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There's a company called Rickson who provides 19.5" conversion wheels and tires for the Dodge Ram trucks, but they're not cheap. If you want to avoid the disc brake clearance hassles you might run into with the 16" Ram wheels, though, you might want to check them out.

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Capt Dan is correct. Yokohama tire is still making them. Tirerack.com has them as should any tire dealer in your area that carries that brand. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes....ma&model=Y785R
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Thanks for the help the yoko's are priced better @ $139

I think the newer dually Rams have 17" wheels.

I'll go with the tires
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While we're on the subject. One of the class c's i'm looking at is on a 1982 Ford E350 chasis and I think it has 16.5" rims does this sound right? If so are they easy to find tires for? I know it's not the same but for my jeep wrangler with 16" rims off-road tire companys are really cutting back on the sizes available in 16" as they move to 17" and larger sizes although they are still producing them in the 15" sizes.
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Hi mike, same reply as SacsTC posted above. I think they were 122. each.
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