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Weight Limits/Ratings Stock Rims (D-Style)


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Now riddle me this:

I have a 2017 F-150 with HDPP (Heavy Duty Payload Package) - with GAWR (rear) of 4,800 lbs.
The Silver Aluminium (HDPP) rims (18 x 7/5) have a Max.Whl Cap (lbs at ground) of 2,275 lbs​
(Springs are 4,800 lbs, Axle is 4,800 lbs)​

So, is my F-150 really only rated to 4,550 lbs on rear? Or Ford's stamp of 4,800 lbs on the door jam??
WAG; expect the lowest rating would apply.
 


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Now riddle me this:

I have a 2017 F-150 with HDPP (Heavy Duty Payload Package) - with GAWR (rear) of 4,800 lbs.
The Silver Aluminium (HDPP) rims (18 x 7/5) have a Max.Whl Cap (lbs at ground) of 2,275 lbs(Springs are 4,800 lbs, Axle is 4,800 lbs)
So, is my F-150 really only rated to 4,550 lbs on rear? Or Ford's stamp of 4,800 lbs on the door jam??
My guess

With a properly loaded truck, you'll have added some weight to the front axle also.

So my guess is you'll have reached GVWR before you reach your GAWR of 4,800 lbs. on the rear axle.
 

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Ive never seen a rim give out from weight anyways. Not a factory one.
 

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Ranger rear axle capacity is 2,750lbs so 1,375lbs per wheel/tire
Explorer is 3,200lbs so 1,600lbs per wheel/tire
Aren't MOST explorer and Ranger rims interchangeable? wouldn't that also mean that the rim strength is substantial enough to NOT fail no matter which vehicle the rim is on?
I'm with @rusty ol ranger on this one. I've never seen a rim fail due to weight, especially before the tire or something else fails.
 

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More to the point was that Ford is not going to used wheels that can barely meet axle weight rating
I would suggest at least 50% more than would be required
 

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More to the point was that Ford is not going to used wheels that can barely meet axle weight rating
I would suggest at least 50% more than would be required
Here's a few examples of the rims NOT being the thing that fails
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