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Old 01-30-2015, 09:09 AM   #43
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Thanks for all the information, I am also thinking about 16" wheels for my 25 FB FC. My question is how much work is it to modify the spare tire rack to fit the 16" wheels and tires? Is it something a non-mechanic can do or is it best left to tire shop or airstream dealer?
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:17 AM   #44
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An easy alteration. Moosetags did it recently, and described the method in a thread. Not everyone purchases the 16 inch spare, some retain their 15 inch wheel/tire as a spare. The 15/16 combination will work as far as the nearest tire shop (in most locations).

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Old 01-30-2015, 09:44 AM   #45
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An easy alteration. Moosetags did it recently, and described the method in a thread. Not everyone purchases the 16 inch spare, some retain their 15 inch wheel/tire as a spare. The 15/16 combination will work as far as the nearest tire shop (in most locations).

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I picked up a 16" steel wheel for my spare when I upgraded to my Sendel wheels.
I'll eventually pick up a tire, but for now I'm still running with the 15" spare.

I got my wheels through Tredit. I had them provide the valves, hubs, and new valve stems at the same time I got the wheels. Worked out very well for me. Glad I did the upgrade.

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Old 01-30-2015, 09:44 AM   #46
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Or one can learn to fix most flats themselves. And since 16's don't seem to suffer from blow outs, an air compressor and tire patch tools should work.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:20 PM   #47
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What does the factory do when one orders the 16" wheels? Do they simply change rims and tires from the standard 15" to the 16"? Or do they also change the suspension to allow for the larger wheels ?
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:29 PM   #48
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No suspension changes are needed. They just swap wheels.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:17 AM   #49
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Bold adventure; them above pictures are what I called shadow wheels with the black background, same as what I got, still in the box.....
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:44 PM   #50
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Pulled the trigger on the Sawtooth Rims, wanted to be different from everyone else.



Also ordered my Centramatics, so hopefully next week I'll be installing these.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:30 PM   #51
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Good looking rims!

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Old 02-06-2015, 03:20 PM   #52
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Does anyone know the lug nut size on the 2000 and up Airstreams like mine. Want to order new ones, and mine is an hour away to go measure.
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Old 02-06-2015, 03:32 PM   #53
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Never-mind, future reference for anyone else:

McGard 24138 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks and McGard 64010 Chrome Bulge Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts (1/2" - 20 Thread Size)
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Or one can learn to fix most flats themselves. And since 16's don't seem to suffer from blow outs, an air compressor and tire patch tools should work.
I've used this "standard" kit at least a dozen times over the years. Works well and is fairly easy to use, sometimes even with the wheel still on the vehicle. Highly suggested.

http://www.stopngo.com/tire-pluggers/
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Pulled the trigger on the Sawtooth Rims, wanted to be different from everyone else.



Also ordered my Centramatics, so hopefully next week I'll be installing these.
Those are really nice looking!
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What's the rim width on those? Close match to tread width?

Going to prep and paint black the balancers?

Should be a VG looking combination!
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