- January 10, 2023 at 13:58 #62207GregAParticipant
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?
- January 16, 2023 at 07:36 #62279Mello MikeKeymaster
A cracked wheel is a tell-tale sign of an overloaded wheel. Are you over the GVWR/Payload rating of your truck?
- July 17, 2023 at 04:33 #65942Frank MehaffeyParticipant
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.
- August 19, 2023 at 18:06 #66497Kevin MacAfeeParticipant
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.
- December 9, 2023 at 10:14 #68056Phil PattersonParticipant
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
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