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Old 09-01-2017, 11:13 PM   #26
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Re: S10 swap Budget 17"-20" Wheels - What should I look for?

Everyone that has been here a while knows that I am not a fan of big wheels on old trucks but 1952ssr nailed it and that is a lesson right there. You look at his truck and Youngrodders truck and both have wheels that don't overpower the truck nor are they gaudy like the big wheels the local tire stores push.

When you go look at 20's around here this is what they try to sell you.
Lots of gaudy extra bling.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:17 PM   #27
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Re: S10 swap Budget 17"-20" Wheels - What should I look for?

I was thinking that the steel smoothie wheels would be budget friendly but see that they cost some real money
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:38 PM   #28
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I was thinking that the steel smoothie wheels would be budget friendly but see that they cost some real money
Yeah they are a lot more expensive than I expected too. Looks like cast alloy wheels are cheaper maybe they don't have to be machined. Steelies are also about 40lbs each of extra weight on the car

I'm in agreement that gawdy wheels are unnecessary for an old truck. Even the ridler 645s that caught my eye come in a gunmetal so it tones down the chrome a bit.
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:31 PM   #29
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Nice stance! Thanks for sharing. Any rub issues?
I did get some scrub once I changed from the 225/40/18 to the 225/45/18 on the front even with the lip rolled on the inside. Had to yank on the fenders a little and pretty much eliminated it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:07 PM   #30
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I did get some scrub once I changed from the 225/40/18 to the 225/45/18 on the front even with the lip rolled on the inside. Had to yank on the fenders a little and pretty much eliminated it.
Definitely would be interested in how you make out with these. I was surprised that your tire height is 28" in the front. I always thought total diameter was 30" for the AD front fenders on an S10. Guess I better get some measurements before I go ordering the wrong thing. I am definitely leaning towards 18"x8 in the front now over 20" wheels with a 20" rear wheel. I think a truck looks a bit funny if the tire side wall (rubber between the road and the outer rim diameter) is smaller in the front than the back

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18x9.5 front and 20x10 w/ 0 offset on the rear,tire sizes will be 255/45/18 and 275/35/20... 1.5 spacers
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I don't how quickly you need something to go by, but I hope by the end of next week to have my truck where I can put the wheels on it and have some idea how they will work.
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I don't how quickly you need something to go by, but I hope by the end of next week to have my truck where I can put the wheels on it and have some idea how they will work.
Ahh not in a hurry like most things. I still have the entire cab interior to fabricate pedals, wire up everything, and install a steering column. Should take me at least a day
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I don't how quickly you need something to go by, but I hope by the end of next week to have my truck where I can put the wheels on it and have some idea how they will work.
Did you ever get those wheels fitted?
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Old 11-07-2017, 11:37 AM   #34
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Got a line on some Ridler 695 wheels to pickup this week. Still not sure about tire sizes for my truck, so I'm hoping I'm not wasting money on the setup. The 18" wheels I'm pretty sure are the right backspacing for the S10 frame swap.

"5x4.75 bolt pattern

2- 18x8 4.5 back space
2-18x9.5 5.5 back space

Nitto 555 G2's on them 245/40/18 & 285/40/18"
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