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Old 09-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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THE RIGHT 16" RIMS

Hi:

Need some help here.....I just installed an Action Van 4" lift on my 2wd 2011 E-250.

Now it's time for some rims. I am having a hard time finding 16" rims that fit my van. I believe my 8 lug pattern has a distance of 165mm between lugs. I found some real nice black powder coated rims at one place but when I called to order them I was told that the company had over 40 manfacturers of rims but NO rims would fit my van. Seems all the the F-250 Series pickups have 160mm spacing between lugs.

So, does anyone out there in the van world have any resources they could share so I can get some alloy rims? Appreciate you pointing me in the right direction.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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Re: THE RIGHT 16" RIMS

Actually your wheels are 8 x 6.5". The vans have never made the full conversion to metric.

There are tons of wheels with that bolt pattern available.

And here is a thread with one type of wheels that fit:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9674

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Re: THE RIGHT 16" RIMS

Your van is 8. x 6.5 inches.

All eight lug Ford F series trucks since 1999 are 8 x 170 mm

All Dodge and GM trucks as well as pre 1999 Ford trucks are 8 x 6.5 so you should have a lot of rims to choose from.

You might call Action Vans and ask them about what rim offset/bacl spacing they recommend.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Re: THE RIGHT 16" RIMS

I use these on some of my vans.

http://www.americanracingwheelsinfo.com ... _AR-23.htm

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:17 AM   #5
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Re: THE RIGHT 16" RIMS

Thanks for your replies. This will give me something to go on.

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Re: THE RIGHT 16" RIMS

I've been having the same problem with my '03. It's so annoying but will check out these links to see what they have. Thanks
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:18 PM   #7
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http://www.motometal.net/Products-Wheels.html

Smb west pushes these out with quite a few of their new builds.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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Re: THE RIGHT 16" RIMS

There's a guy in York, Pennsylvania, that has the contract to sell the OEM alloy wheels that Quigley pulls when they convert a van to 4x4. I bought a set a complete set of four new slotted alloy Ford wheels with new Michelin LTX tires mounted, for $800. Might not be what you are looking for (they are nice, but not that sexy 4x4 look), and a bit of a drive for you, but if you are interested in his e-mail address, let me know.
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