09' f-150 factory 18" rim upgrade on the expi

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    The wife picked up a nail the other day, went right up the sidewall so it wasn't fixable, tires were on the wear strips anyway so I hit the craigslist machine. Within a couple of hours I had some 09' f150 lariat 18" inch rims and tires with 75%-80% tread on them (275 70 18s) in the back of my truck. I hauled them all to discount and swapped the tpms sensors into the new wheels. I'm only in to it $330! Better than $900 for new tires on regular 17's. I'll probably make like $50 back on selling the 17's.

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    These tires are about half an inch wider and an inch taller than the old ones. I'm pretty happy with the look.


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    14 spokes, looks great and easy on the murse.
     
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    Thanks! Next year comes some nicer tars, some nice ATs, maybe a smidge bigger. These will do for now.


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    Looks good, nice choice!


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    Clean. Nice job
     
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    Thanks guys!


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    What made you decide to get with new wheels and not just new tires?
     
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    New tires- $900
    Factory take offs- $200+$130 for swapping tpms/rebalancing. Always looking to save a few bucks ha ha.

    Plus I like the look of the 18s over the factory Eddie Bauer 17s. The 05s don't come with 18s from the factory and I like to be a little different. The tires are also a tad bigger so it fills out the wheel wells a little more.


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    Nice. No rubbing at all?
     

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