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· Cogs and Idlers
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I was reading through the archives and saw that the spare tire weighs about 65lbs and the stock wheel setup with NT05s at 30psi is within a half pound. If I were to run a stock F150 skinny steel wheel with a 7"ish wide tire, would the decrease in rolling resistance amount to anything or is it a waste of time?

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I run stock steel wheels from a 98f150 on my fronts at the track. When I get a chance I will weigh them and post it. I posted it sometime back of stock vs steel. At the time I was running stock 98 wheels with 215/75/16 in front and 28/10/16 co7 in back. I think I saved 100 and something pounds. Now I got some American racing 16x10
 

· Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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You already re-locate the battery? That's a bigger weight difference than tires. I've not done it, but I want to. Just keep putting it off, procrastinating. :ahhhh
 

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The only real relocation I've seen is to move the battery to the spare tire location and I can't remove the spare because I drive the truck a lot in the summer.
 

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Picked these up today for $35 from the wrench and save a town over. I need to clean them up a little but I want to make sure they are the right wheels first. They fit over the studs on the truck but there isn't any room for the cone of a lug nut to fit in. Is that ok or will they need to be drilled?
 

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I'd run the stock F150 lugnuts (flat against the rim)
 
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