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Old 10-05-2017, 02:45 PM   #1
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Wheels, Tires and Engine Issues

I have a 1981 C10, single cab long bed with a Goodwrench 350 crate engine (installed sometime in the 80s; family didn't know it was swapped in and thought it was factory when they sold it to me).

So I'm looking at getting these wheels http://www.bbwheelsonline.com/toxic-...30621250N51MB/

Along with these tires http://www.bbwheelsonline.com/lexani...LXST202025040/

I'm planning on pumping the fenders or making a wide body fender to accommodate lowering it over them, but I was wondering if they'll fit ok on stock suspension? I also am thinking about a 4"/6" drop to have the fenders look like they're on top of the tires. Is that too far of a drop?

Last query I have is when I drive my truck for a while and it warms up, when I turn it off, it's hard to start it again for a while. Any easy fix?
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:16 PM   #2
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Re: Wheels, Tires and Engine Issues

On the hard hot start, cranks easy and just won't fire or barely turns over when hot?
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:23 AM   #3
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Re: Wheels, Tires and Engine Issues

Check the ignition coil. I had a similar issue with my truck and that took care of it. It's a real easy fix.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:19 PM   #4
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On the hard hot start, cranks easy and just won't fire or barely turns over when hot?
It'll crank just fine, just won't start when warmed up. It's not even overheating on the gauge. It's like it floods itself, but if I don't give it gas it'll never start.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:22 PM   #5
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:12 AM   #6
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Re: Wheels, Tires and Engine Issues

Does anyone have pictures of their truck with wheels+tires like this?
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:52 AM   #7
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Re: Wheels, Tires and Engine Issues

Bump? Or should I just take it to a shop and then hope for the best on the wheels and tires?
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Old 10-14-2017, 01:49 AM   #8
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Re: Wheels, Tires and Engine Issues

The 20x12's are actually 13" wide, edge to edge. They have a 2" offset. If you use them on the rear, I believe they're going to rub like mad. On the front, it would be even worse, give that the front track is wider than the rear.

Test fit them without a tire, so they can be returned if need be.

Just my .02...
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:18 AM   #9
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The 20x12's are actually 13" wide, edge to edge. They have a 2" offset. If you use them on the rear, I believe they're going to rub like mad. On the front, it would be even worse, give that the front track is wider than the rear.

Test fit them without a tire, so they can be returned if need be.

Just my .02...
I took a wheel in to test fit without a tire and it seemed perfect on the rear. Only stuck out about 3/4". We lifted the truck by the diff instead of the frame, so it stayed about where it would on the ground. It'll clear fine. The only thing that I've been told by the guy that does collision/refinishing out of my grandpa's rent house is that he thinks the runner boards may rub. We'll just have to see when I get the whole set.

Now my biggest issue is that the wheel studs aren't long enough and a couple on the wheel we tried it on were a pain to get on and off. So now I need new, longer lug studs, spacers, or to find lug nuts that apparently are more tapered to grab thread deeper in the lug holes on the wheels (what the guys at the tire shop said). I may just save up and get new brakes done at the same time because I wanted to convert the drums to discs anyways.
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