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Old 10-13-2016, 01:54 AM   #31
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[QUOTE I'm still looking for (2) valve-stem stabilizers (rubber grommets).
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They have them here...
Alcoa Wheels | Steel & Aluminum Truck Rims Buy Truck Wheels

That's where I got mine.


***I also have a full set of covers and 4 steel wheels for sale cheap. I am in Phoenix
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:20 AM   #32
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Oh great, thanks a lot ;)

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Here is a link to a couple pictures of the Alcoa Rims. I'm still looking for (2) valve-stem stabilizers (rubber grommets).

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AthDbJ0kaDaPh0355t1s_wPJFJMl
You just cost me a couple thousand dollars

Those wheels look really good. Going to give myself an early Christmas present and put Forrest on a diet.

Any issues checking/adjusting tire pressures?
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:50 AM   #33
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Easier to check tire pressures

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Any issues checking/adjusting tire pressures?
Nope/nada/nunca/nyet. The fronts are easier to check than the factory rims+hubcaps, and the rears are about the same. I'm currently looking for rear valve-stem stabilizers. The oval hole is ~ 3.5" x 1.5".

The new Alcoa Evo? model has round holes.

I am sure you have already realized that wrt rotation - the tires will have to stay where they are unless you want to pay to have them removed from the rims.

I just started working for Goodyear (Corporate HQ), so I don't care if I burn through tires...

Let us know when you have them bolted on !
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:33 PM   #34
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What about with 6 wheels?

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Nope/nada/nunca/nyet. The fronts are easier to check than the factory rims+hubcaps, and the rears are about the same. I'm currently looking for rear valve-stem stabilizers. The oval hole is ~ 3.5" x 1.5".

The new Alcoa Evo? model has round holes.

I am sure you have already realized that wrt rotation - the tires will have to stay where they are unless you want to pay to have them removed from the rims.

I just started working for Goodyear (Corporate HQ), so I don't care if I burn through tires...

Let us know when you have them bolted on !
I think the other option is to replace all 6 wheels with the Alcoa's and then you can rotate the rear inners to the fronts. There appears to be some confusion about whether or not the MBS wheel studs can support the additional thickness of the Alcoa wheels when you replace inners and outers - but Alcoa has a tech bulletin that says you can. Additionally, Leisure Time offers the aluminum wheels as an upgrade and they install 6.

Not cheap, but what a great improvement in both appearance, weight reduction and functionality.

Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:55 AM   #35
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Two issues rotating Alcoa rear 'inner rims'

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I think the other option is to replace all 6 wheels with the Alcoa's and then you can rotate the rear inners to the fronts.
Before you spring for 6 instead of 4, consider these 2 issues -

1. The Alcoa's only have a polish/finish on one side. Maybe you can purchase the finish on both sides, but I am not aware of it.

2. If you look at your inner steel rims, they are all marred/rusty where they contact the outer rim. I bet if you purchased inner Alcoa's, they would also become marred and ugly - and that is the side that will face 'out' if you move them to the front.
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:04 AM   #36
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Great point

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Before you spring for 6 instead of 4, consider these 2 issues -

1. The Alcoa's only have a polish/finish on one side. Maybe you can purchase the finish on both sides, but I am not aware of it.

2. If you look at your inner steel rims, they are all marred/rusty where they contact the outer rim. I bet if you purchased inner Alcoa's, they would also become marred and ugly - and that is the side that will face 'out' if you move them to the front.
Had not thought of that and you are correct. The Sprinter wheels are not available polished both sides. Guess I'll just rotate the tires once when I install the new rims.
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:02 AM   #37
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If they are going to be uglier anyways. Keep your old steel rims and $3600.
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