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Old 03-24-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

Just picked up a clean 2000 E-350 7.3 Quigley with low miles and super clean overall. Even came with the full floater rear. Currently has the stock 16" steel rims. Would like to go to with bigger tires and 17" rims. Does anyone have the specs for rim offset and backspacing for a 2000 era Quigley? I tried SMB and they said 285/75/17s should fit tire wise without rubbing but told me to contact Quigley direct for rims. SMB West folks have been really great about answering questions. Quigley on the other hand...very unimpressed so far. So, looking for help here on rim specs.

Also leaning towards the Toyo Open Country A/Ts. Comments, suggestions?

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Old 03-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

Toyo and Nitto are the same company. I have the Nitto ATs on the F250 and love them. I really like the Toyo M/Ts on the van (and Jeep) too. Don't think you can go wrong either way.
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #3
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

Eric,

I have a 2005 E-350 with a Quigley 4WD kit and I have Goodyear MTR Kevlar's in a 275/70/17. They had to shave the front bumper plastic a tad, but no rubbing at all. I choose these because they are E rated and about $100 cheaper per tire than the Toyo's. You can check my album to see pics, if you want.

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:00 PM   #4
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

You sure you want to increase to 17" rims? Lots more tire options if you stay with 16" (it's the most common truck tire diameter).

2007 and newer Quigleys come with 17" rims to clear the larger front brakes used. Our rims are 17"x9" with 5.25" backspacing and a 6mm offset. The tires don't stick out past the Bushwacker flares and don't rub either.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

I changed to wider wheels
alot of differance IMHO
i run the BFG AT's 285/75R/16
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:17 PM   #6
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

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You sure you want to increase to 17" rims? Lots more tire options if you stay with 16" (it's the most common truck tire diameter).

2007 and newer Quigleys come with 17" rims to clear the larger front brakes used. Our rims are 17"x9" with 5.25" backspacing and a 6mm offset. The tires don't stick out past the Bushwacker flares and don't rub either.
I was thinking of going with the 17" rims in case I wanted to do a brake upgrade in the future. Can that be done on a 2000 and if so what is involved? Is it worth it? Right now it stops better than my truck but it is also empty and weighs in at only 6700 pounds.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:22 AM   #7
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Some have upgraded to bigger stock Ford brakes like off a 550 or you can go high preformance and go with something like a Storm Brake upgrade that I'm told is about 4K depending on who does it. I would have gone that way but I have a SMB trailer so I would have to spring for 8 17" rims instead of 5 that most folks typically have. I upgraded the rotors, pads, and brake fluid instead. Again, about 1K depending on who does it.
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

The only thing I have found is there is a limited selection of cool rims for the 16in Im thinking of going to 17 as well just to get the rims i want. I have Toyo open country M/T now and really love them. My problem is I just bought them have less than 3k on them so The wife will not let me replace them yet with 17.

I will sell them with my 5 rims if anyone is interested. Cheap!

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Old 04-01-2010, 04:29 PM   #9
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

I blew a 17 inch tyre out on the Hole in the Wall road near Escalante, Utah last fall in a rental SUV. Only had a donut spare so had to find a full-size replacement if we wanted to continue. Trying to find a matching tyre in that size was a royal pain in the a**. Couldn't be found for love or money within hundreds of miles. Just sayin'.....
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:50 PM   #10
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Re: Quigley Rim Spec Suggestions?

Don't know what they recommend for 2000, but for my 2008, they said to use stock Ford F350 offset wheels. These are fairly flat (not dished). The Ford specs call for a nominal inset of 40mm (1.57"). You have a hard time finding nice looking wheels except from Ford that meet those specs. I went with some American Racing wheels, but if I understand the specs, they have an offset of 0 and therefore stick out about 1.5" further from the wheel wells that stock. They look OK with the bush whackers and so far with 45,000 miles, no problems yet.


Part No. Size Offset Backside Bolt Circle
AR1727870 17" x 8" 0 4.5 8x170

AMERICAN BAJA POLISHED
(Series AR172)
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