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    • #62207
      GregA
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      So.. I have a 2020 f350 super duty and an Adventurer truck camper. After owning the truck for one year one of the rear wheels had a hairline crack on the inside of the wheel. I do have the camper on most of the time but didn’t go over any curbs or off-roading.

      In 2021 Ford replace the wheel through a local dealer. Awesome. Last year (2022) it happened again. I couldn’t get any momentum with Ford and the local dealer couldn’t/wouldn’t either. So I paid out of pocket for a new wheel.

      OK, come jan 2023.. It just happened AGIAN!!!!!!!!! Any hear of issues on these Aluminum stock super duty wheels? Any suggestions what I should put on it now?

      Thanks-Greg

    • #62279
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      A cracked wheel is a tell-tale sign of an overloaded wheel. Are you over the GVWR/Payload rating of your truck?

    • #65942
      Frank Mehaffey
      Participant

      Hi Greg, Along with checking the weight, purchase a set of steel wheels for your truck instead of aluminum. Pretty wheels might sell heavy duty trucks, but I will bet that billet wheels are nowhere as strong as stock steel wheels.

    • #66497
      Kevin MacAfee
      Participant

      This post inspired me to check the condition of the aftermarket wheels on my 2015 Ram 3500 that carries a Bundutec camper. The wheels had 120k miles on them, many offroad. I did find a few hairline cracks and some missing chunks from hitting rocks. Finding steel wheels for this truck was harder than I thought so after much research, I purchase a set of Methods with a carrying capacity of 3800 pounds each. They weren’t cheap but they have a great reputation and should last the life of the truck.
      Thanks

      • #67789
        Bill Rychel
        Participant

        Do you have the part number of Methods that you bought?

        • #67794
          Kevin MacAfee
          Participant

          They are the method MR 707 in 18×9 size for my Ram.

    • #68056
      Phil Patterson
      Participant

      A few years ago my 3500 DRW was hit by a car dead center on the driver’s side rear dually…This not only bent the rear axle but caused the outside alloy rear wheel to look like a popcorn kernel…But upon a close examination of the wheel, there were sharp folds and bends, yet NO cracks!! …My suspicion is that a cracked wheel suggest a ‘cast product’ rather than a forged wheel, the same type used on Big Rigs – JMO

      Phil

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