Next set of pics are what I had put on this morning. Since getting the rig, we put an ALCAN 2-1/2" lift on the rear, with stock shakles and left the ?AA? reverse spring kit on the front. Bought a set of "Mr. Manny's" 16x7 U.S Wheels from Summit and had them powder coated locally. Then down to Les Scwab for the Toyo M55s in a 255/85R16 (more or less 33x10.5)
I like 'em! Whaddya all think?
BTW, the old chrome 15" wheels are available, all five.
Powder coating was $125 for 5 bare metal wheels. I've got these same tires on my 1995 F-150 and F-350 and have had great luck with them. Now, one set of 4 chains fits all my vehicles. They are damn spendy tho!
I've run skinnies , 9.50 and 10.50, since I got the green one in '76. No issues on the highway or on pavement, that I recall. Have to admit tho, just got Saginaw PS recently, and life is so schweeeet, I can't really remember how tough it drove before power steering.
Too funny - just this past Sunday Jim and I were talking about when we ran up his mountain and over to the powerlines n 2006 - was that JPs ride? The wheel spacers made the tires seem skinnier than they were - have a pic of the tie rod he bent - but no close up of the tire size....