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Old 06-04-2012, 08:29 PM
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I'm looking to do a KORE level kit on the front end and then put on proper tires.
I came across this company that will give me $600 trade in value on my factory rims and stock tire set with the purchase of new wheels and tires! That seems pretty good right?
I didn't really consider new rims because the factory 17" are fine by me but with that kind of trade value, I can nearly cover the cost of the rims..

SO - Should I take the $600 trade and get new wheels or just get the tires I want on my stock rims?
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The stock tires ain't worth much but you may be able to get more for the rims depending on which type of 17s you have. The $600 is good for painted steelies, but you should be able to get around $800 for aluminum or chrome clad. The steelies are tough though and work well for off road. Also, 17" tires are cheaper than 20" tires (for the same brand & type) and have more sidewall, also good for off road. Unless you really want the look of large diameter rims, I'd stick with the 17's. The stock wranglers are one of the cheapest tires you can get. I got $300 for my stock tires (from Discount Tire) towards a set of new 34" BFG TA/AT KOs that I mounted on my stock rims.
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^FYI, I was only able to sell my stock 17" aluminum wheels(without tires) for $350.00. I barely got that. Most people just don't want stock wheels. They were in perfect condition, too. I'd say $600 is a GREAT deal....
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2500 stock wheels go for more than 1500 wheels but still less than I thought. Some on ebay around $600. So the $600 probably is a pretty good trade in.
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10-4 Thanks guys, I think I'll probably do it depending on the deal for the new set of course. I guess I'll only spend apx. $200 more net than if I just got good tires on my stock rims and then I'd have the stockers sitting around or dealing with the craigslist hastle.
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Just a word of caution, aftermarket wheels sometimes cause big issues. Once my tires need replaced again I'm definitely going to switch back to an oem wheel. Since my aftermarket wheels are not hubcentric(like nearly all aftermarket wheels), I have a very small vibration at high speeds no matter what(I've had them balanced about a dozen times, including road force balanced). Tires and wheels were checked and are straight.

Granted, I have american racing wheels, which are on the low end of quality, but just wanted to throw it out there. After spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on balancing, and settling for a small vibration, I don't want the hassle anymore and am going to go with an oem wheel.

I'm 99.9% sure my issue is that the center hub bore on the wheels is not perfectly centered in the wheel, and they use that to balance the wheel, then it gets centered on the truck with the lugs. So obviously this causes issue as it needs to be balanced around the same center that it's mounted around. There is equipment that can balance this way but I can't find anyone around me that has it...

I'll also say though that I had american racing wheels on my F100 and never had an issue with those. That truck was only a 3 speed though with no OD so I never cruised above 55-60mph, so who knows, it may have been the same. I only get a noticeable vibration in my ram at 70+.
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Dang it you are so right! I have had more issues with aftermarket wheels than not. I had a set of Momo wheels that were fantastic but pricey and then all others have a balance issue or chrome issue....
now Im rethinking this, but appreciate your reminder
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i sold my stock wranglers for 800 bucks
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If your stock 17" wheels are the chrome plated steel on your 2500 Laramie they are actually pretty damn good all things considered. Perhaps you should just go with the bigger beefier tire. Just make sure you stick with E rated LTs or equivalent. If you haven't got too many miles on your stock tires you can usually get some trade in value for them.
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My stock rims are the polished aluminum but they're fine looking I guess. My original plan was just to get better tires until this 'trade value' was presented to me.

Ya, I've decided. better tires on the stock rims will do. Ill search around for possible trade value on the stock tires

thanks for the input y'all!
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