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Old 02-06-2015, 05:21 PM   #57
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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.
I have a Smittybuilt tire repair kit and a tire tool for putting a tire on the rim from my off-roading days. Blow out's don't seem to common with the 16's I've only read one person report that with an XPS rib.

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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!
They are 16x6 like the Sendels. 6 on 5.50 in, 4.25in bore size, 0 offset, hold a max pressure of 100psi (which I won't be using anyways) and 3200lbs.

I know the T03 was 3,580lbs rating, but again I have a 27FB and 3200 is still way more than I need.

I plan on painting the balancers when the show up. I imagine I'll have most of this next week.

And already found a buyer for our 15's, pays for the balancers.

I only know thus far of one other person on this forum with this rim; Mr & Mrs S
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:43 PM   #58
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I have a Smittybuilt tire repair kit and a tire tool for putting a tire on the rim from my off-roading days.
Gotcha. I prefer the mushroom plugs over the repair strips. But both should work.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:44 PM   #59
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And already found a buyer for our 15's, pays for the balancers.
Great. Did you ship them or sell locally? Wonder what shipping costs would be?
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:03 AM   #60
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I am replacing the 15" wheels on my 2015 FC with 16" and read something about upgrading the lug nuts, what size do I need and what company would you suggest?
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:07 AM   #61
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I am replacing the 15" wheels on my 2015 FC with 16" and read something about upgrading the lug nuts, what size do I need and what company would you suggest?
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See post 53 above.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:18 AM   #62
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Thanks,
I was concerned there may have been a change from the 2007 to 2015 in sizing.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:49 PM   #63
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I was concerned there may have been a change from the 2007 to 2015 in sizing.
No change, no worries. Also, i pulled that brand because it was recommended by dozens of members in the 16 LT tire discussion and other lug nut threads.

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Great. Did you ship them or sell locally? Wonder what shipping costs would be?
Locally, I am to lazy to ship, and I think the cost would out weight the savings of buying the rims/tires used.

This happened today.

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Old 02-07-2015, 05:47 PM   #64
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Changed from Goodyear's to Toyo's and AWC rims all from Les Schwab

I changed from 15" Goodyear's to 16" Les Schwab Toyo's and AWC wheels also from Les Schwab. What a difference. Towing our 30' Flying Cloud has never been an issue, but there is a significant difference between the Goodyear's and Toyo's so glad that I made the change.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:42 PM   #65
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I changed from 15" Goodyear's to 16" Les Schwab Toyo's and AWC wheels also from Les Schwab. What a difference. Towing our 30' Flying Cloud has never been an issue, but there is a significant difference between the Goodyear's and Toyo's so glad that I made the change.
Awesome, so we have the same rims! Those look great, just showed the wife. Even more excited for these to arrive and get them installed.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:23 AM   #66
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I wanted to post these details here and keep this thread alive until my everything is installed.

I'm going to share with everyone what I'm spending for other people's use. I figure this could help someone else get an estimate or feel for what they themselves might need to spend to do likewise.

I'll post back in this thread when I get the Rims so everyone can see how they look, and again after they are mounted to the tires and everything is installed with my final costs and impressions.

So far I have spent $650.95

$437.00 for my 4 rims
$213.95 for the Centramatic Wheel Balancers
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Good info. Thanks. Likely making the switch in spring.
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Here's a copy of my order for T03 wheels, lug nuts, center caps, and a new 16" spare steel wheel that is a match for the spare wheels used on newer Airstreams. It might help you somewhat. I ordered the 16" Michelin LT tires from Discounttiredirect.com with free shipping. Cost was about $200 per tire with a $75 Visa cash card that came a few weeks later. We have no Discount tire in our metro area but they have mounting agreements with a lot of local tire stores. Cost for mounting, balancing, and disposal of the old tires was about $16 a wheel.

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24 of these McGard 24138 Chrome Cone Seat Wheel Locks and McGard 64010 Chrome Bulge Cone Seat Style Lug Nuts (1/2" - 20 Thread Size) on Amazon cost me $83.40

Pretty sure those are the most expensive lug nuts I've ever bought, but everyone raves about them.

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My Centramatic's are arriving Thursday. FedEx picked up my rims today, but no estimated delivery yet.

My hope is to be installing new rims & tires this weekend.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:08 PM   #70
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Why 16x6 and not 16x7? The tire selection is greater with 7... If your not going with a speed rated tire with a weight rating of over 2000 lbs there is no reason to go from 15 to 16 unless you simply want a different style of rim. The selection of tire choice of 16x6 is limited compare to 16x7, 16x8 of course would be to wide for wheel well but has the over all largest selection.
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