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So I believe that I'm going to get some new wheels soon. My crappy "Chrome Clad" finish is looking rough on my '08 and because I'd like more sidewall and to decrease my next tire bill I think I'm going to go from 20s to 17s.

I'm looking at the Mickey Thompson Classic III and the Pacer Daytona

I know the steel is going to weigh 16lbs more per wheel (the factory 20s are right at 37, the Daytonas are at 40 and the MTs ar at 24) but I love the gloss black and red racing stripe. I've also pulled my black/chrome hemi badges off my truck in favor of smaller red/chrome ones and a matching pinstripe so that's where the red stripe fanboy talk is coming from.

Comparing the Nitto Trail Grapps I looks like the difference in weight on adding 3" of side wall will only be about 2lbs a tire. So overall I'm looking at a net gain of about 16lbs for the whole truck going with steel wheels and 17s.

Anyhow, I wanted some opinions from your guys on looks and good or bad experiences with either brand.

Thanks in advance!

Luke
 

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The MT's are badazz. The Daytona's, not so much.
 

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Old school? I still love these wheels!
I love the Cragar's too! I really like the American Racing Torq Thrust in chrome/gloss black. Unfortunately the bolt pattern won't work.

So my buddy at the wheel/tire shop told me the Daytonas won't fit because they aren't hub-centric. So unless someone knows of an adapter those are out.

I did find the AR902. http://www.americanracing.com/wheel/16619/ar902

I have the same fear with them as I do most other "satin" black wheels. That

It's a 17x8 though so I don't know how well it would work on my truck with 35s. they'll look funny with a brilliant black paint and chrome. Thoughts?
 

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I went with a similar type style, I like the black as it does not show
the brake dust as much and just a bit flash. They are a half inch wider
then the OEM wheels and after adding a set of BFG Rugged Terrain Tires
in the stock size it's a blast to drive on the mountain switchbacks
it corners really great for a full sized truck :smileup:



Tires:
http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/tire-selector/category/truck-tires/rugged-terrain-t-a/tire-details

Wheels:
http://www.visionwheel.com/wheel.cfm?id=1088
 
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