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Old 01-22-2019, 06:09 PM   #51
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Re: Who's running steelies on their K5 - post your pics

Currently running 15" x 10" alloy aluminum wheels but would strongly consider running these 20" Rally reproduction wheels from US Mags in white or grey.

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Old 01-22-2019, 09:40 PM   #52
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Figured i would, try and bring this post back up to date. these are the tires i ended up going with on my 15x6 steelies (34x9.5r15 tsl super swampers). However, i ended up finding a set of 15x8s that are at the powder coater as i type. What are you guys running on you 15x8s with a 4in lift?
35x12.5 with a little bit of fang trim in the front. I put longer shackles on now and probably wouldn’t need the extra trim anymore but it doesn’t hit off-road anymore either. Could probably fit skinny 37s as well.
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:28 PM   #53
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Painted these traditionally. Open face steelies.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:49 PM   #54
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37" on 16.5 homemade to 9.75 wide - painted with Rustoleum hammered black, which comes out dark gray.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:49 PM   #55
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Re: Who's running steelies on their K5 - post your pics

Running 31x10.5x15" on stock 15" x 6.5" stock steel wheels on my '72 4x4 Jimmy / stock suspension.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:15 PM   #56
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33x12.50R15's Mickey Thompson Baja Claws mounted on 15x8 steelies.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:35 AM   #57
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15" X 8" Wheel Vintiques steelies with Mickey Thompson Degan 38 32" X11.50 " tires. I have hub caps but haven't yet decided if I am going to put them on.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:38 AM   #58
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Nice ride's fellas! Here's a side shot of mine....
This is gorgeous - what size of tires and lift?
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:47 AM   #59
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This is gorgeous - what size of tires and lift?
Thank you - I miss that one. 4" lift and 33 x 10.5" old style BFGs. I went with zero lift on my current Blazer with same size tires. With the 4" lift it was tough for my wife to get inside. That said, I still added the accessory steps to my zero lift current Blazer for her.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:50 AM   #60
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Awesome. I'm running the 12.5/33's - no lift but new leafs so it sits up decently. Thinking of going to the 10.5s for potentially better steering.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:30 PM   #61
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Rsavage, what is the backspacing on those wheel vintiques? And do the stock dig dish hubcaps fit onto the nubs?
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:41 AM   #62
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Rsavage, what is the backspacing on those wheel vintiques? And do the stock dig dish hubcaps fit onto the nubs?
I believe they are 4.25" back space. It puts the inside edge extremely close to the tie rod ends. Thought I would have to run 1/4" spacers so put some longer studs in the hubs in preparation but ended up not needing to. The nubs accept stock type caps. One thing I found is that these wheels are not perfectly true from the manufacturer. I didn't notice that on the 15 X 6 set on bought for my Vette or the 14 X 7 set I put on the 65 GTO. Had to make sure that the two used on the front of the Blazer ran true - that's how close the inside wheel lip is to the tie rod end.
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:09 AM   #63
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Thanks! That is great info. I like that you can use the stock caps, but my concern also was whether or not they would clear the tie rods in front. I have an older set of 15x8 wheels that are about 3-7/8" backspace and they are fairly close as well. Maybe I should restore these instead of buying new. Hmmmm....

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I believe they are 4.25" back space. It puts the inside edge extremely close to the tie rod ends. Thought I would have to run 1/4" spacers so put some longer studs in the hubs in preparation but ended up not needing to. The nubs accept stock type caps. One thing I found is that these wheels are not perfectly true from the manufacturer. I didn't notice that on the 15 X 6 set on bought for my Vette or the 14 X 7 set I put on the 65 GTO. Had to make sure that the two used on the front of the Blazer ran true - that's how close the inside wheel lip is to the tie rod end.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:21 AM   #64
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Here's my 71. I had a set of 16X7's made for it with maximum backspace. (If I remember correctly, 4 1/4" backspace). It has a set of 235/85/R16 Hercules mudders mounted up on them



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Currently running 15" x 10" alloy aluminum wheels but would strongly consider running these 20" Rally reproduction wheels from US Mags in white or grey.

http://us-mags.com/sierra-u706-6-lug-w-7843.htm
I know it's not for everyone, but I REALLY like these wheels. Been contemplating for while.
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