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Old 03-10-2017, 09:44 AM   #1
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so its time for wheels

i want to roll 20s looking at 20x10 in the rear. the question is can i fit 20x10 up front. on my 1973? ... and there arent a lot of choices on wheels with 5x5 bolt pattern
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:49 AM   #2
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Re: so its time for wheels

Your suspension plans are a crucial factor in determining what wheels you can run. If you're looking to tuck the tires at all, you probably aren't going to want a 10" wide rim on front. In the back, however, as long as you get the backspacing right you should be able to run a 20x10 no problem.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:02 AM   #3
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Your not looking in the right places summit racing has 1300 different 20 inch rims for 5x5.Take a look https://www.summitracing.com/search/...8%2B4294951069
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:08 AM   #4
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Ok got it so more like a 20x8.5 or 20x9 my truck has a static drop now i just dont know what it is what I do know is in the rear it has shock extenders and a bolt on C notch on 15" wheels
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:14 AM   #5
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Yeah, 8" to 9" wide is what I would shoot for. I run 9" wide 22s with 6" backspace on my truck. It's a '68, but suspension is nearly identical and clearance issues are very similar to the '73-'87.

To be honest, your truck looks really rad as is! But, it looks like you have 8" wheels on front so I would see how much clearance you have with those and estimate from there what you can fit with larger wheels. That's what I did on mine when I went from the 15x8s to the 22x9s.
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Old 03-10-2017, 10:52 AM   #6
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20X8.5 with 5.25 bs & 20x10 with 5.5bs.

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Old 03-10-2017, 10:57 AM   #7
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Dude your truck is dope because its simple and not over done i hope mine looks like that when im done... what wheels are those nice choice as well
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:12 AM   #8
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Dude your truck is dope because its simple and not over done i hope mine looks like that when im done... what wheels are those nice choice as well
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:50 AM   #9
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Re: so its time for wheels

I read a build post a few years ago where the guy wanted to run really wide rims/tires.

If I am not mistaken he narrowed his frame 3 inches to gain the nessacary room for the wheels.

The dually guys narrow their A arm's the same amount for the same effect.

There is some debate of which is better, but longer a arms due contribute to better ride. Shorter arms can contribute to better handling, but at the cost of a slightly rougher ride.

As I have never ridden in either I have no firm opinion, but I would likely narrow the frame myself.
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Old 03-11-2017, 03:15 PM   #10
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so i found these wheels by boyds and i can deal with them but will the fit they are 5x5/5x127 so thats good. there 20x9 and that good, the bad is they dont come in a 20x8.5 just in 20x9 but the back space is 5.0.... will they fit and most importantly can they tuck
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Old 03-11-2017, 04:28 PM   #11
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no they will not tuck need a 8.5 wheel to tuck
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:53 PM   #12
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Im gonna roll boss 338s..... 20x10 20x8.5..... not my favorite choice but due to the 5x5 bolt pattern we're Limited and the price is good for me
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