Heavy Duty Wheels?
First post here... wasn't able to find this information anywhere else. Does anyone have a picture of the heavy duty wheels for the first gen Dakotas? I recently purchased a '90 with the 2000 pound payload package, but a previous owner has swapped cheap rims on it. I don't like how much they stick out and one of them is horribly damaged from smashing into a curb or something.
The part number for the wheels I'm inquiring about is 4284 322 per the '90-'93 Dodge Trucks Parts Catalog (thanks for making those available, by the way). I'd like to head to a junkyard next weekend and see if I can find a full set, but I'm not sure how to visually identify them other than find a truck with the right GVWR and hope the wheels are original. The parts catalog just points to the same picture as is used for the base steel wheels, but calls out a different part number. Maybe they look pretty similar but the HD wheels are slightly thicker? The spare is one of the Dakota 5-spoke "styled" steel wheels. Who knows where that came from.
If anyone has the HD suspension package on their truck and the original wheels, I'd love to see a photo.
Here's a bit more about the truck - it's 4WD with the 3.9L and NV2500 manual transmission. Along with the HD suspension it has the 22 gallon fuel tank and an 8' bed. It has just over 300K on it and the engine has been rebuilt twice to my knowledge (or maybe had a remanufactured engine installed the first go-around). It's originally a Colorado truck so it has the high altitude package, which as best I can tell appears to just be emissions-related. I bought a '90 2WD V6 auto with only 85K on it a year ago, but it has a bad front trans seal leak and I really can't stand automatic transmissions anyway. It's a farm truck at the moment. Anyway, I was a stickler for the 8' bed, V6, and manual transmission this time around - I didn't really want 4WD, but I'll deal with it especially since this one has the 2000 pound payload package.
I'm in the process of replacing the pitman arm as the ball joint is shot. It'll get new brakes all around, valve cover gaskets, vacuum lines, fuel hose, CV axles, and eventually I'll replace all of the bushings in the front suspension. They're pretty rough, too. I've been reading up modifying the necessary later-model 4WD LCA bushings since these unfortunately are no longer available.
Sorry for the long post - I have to write something for my introduction, right? Seriously though... I'd love to be able to ID the HD wheels. Thanks in advance!