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Old 03-12-2016, 10:08 AM   #1
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Slick's got new shoes!!!

US Mags Rambler 18x9.5 (5.25" bs)
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Slick's got new shoes!!!

Matt they sorta resemble the early Cobra wheels dont they?
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:38 AM   #3
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Very Nice Truck.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:49 AM   #4
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Re: Slick's got new shoes!!!

They look great ,What did you do to get that amount of drop , Also where did you buy the parts from ?
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:00 PM   #5
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Do you have a closer shot of the wheels? They look good
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Old 03-12-2016, 05:31 PM   #6
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Wow ,every time you change it up ,it looks so much better but it looked great before too. Still my favorite stepper .I know where a medium red 72 stepper is close to me but they wont sell it ,it would be nice next to my fleetside.
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:04 PM   #7
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Looks good Matt!!!!
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Pretty truck, and the wheels match great.
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Tell us about the front plate too, it looks good .
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:54 PM   #10
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Re: Slick's got new shoes!!!

I'll get a closer shot of the wheels sometime this week, and possibly some better photos. The sun was in the wrong spot and shadowed the wheels too much, but I was excited to get them on and take some pictures.

The drop is from using ECE 2.5" drop spindles and 2" drop springs up front and 6" Hotchkis springs with 3/4" drop blocks for the rear. In case anyone is wondering, it's not c-notched.

John, the front plate is just a TN state flag plate. I've lived in TN nearly my whole life, so I decided I wanted to show pride in my home state.
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9.5 on all 4?

5.25 BS on all 4?
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Old 03-14-2016, 07:36 AM   #12
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5.25 BS on all 4?
Yes sir!
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Old 03-14-2016, 08:19 AM   #13
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Here's some somewhat closeup shots of the wheels.



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I'm Sorry ... But I'm going to have to copy your wheel choice I think they look great and I'm a fan of the Nitto 555 tires . We're only 30 miles apart so you'll have to stay on your side of town !
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its funny because i have the same wheels and I just cant get into them.

ive been actively trying to find something else since I bought the truck but im not a fan of the available options.

I was thinking about trying to run adapters if I could make c5 z06 wheels fit...but im still up in the air about that
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I'm Sorry ... But I'm going to have to copy your wheel choice I think they look great and I'm a fan of the Nitto 555 tires . We're only 30 miles apart so you'll have to stay on your side of town !
What part of town are you at?
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its funny because i have the same wheels and I just cant get into them.

ive been actively trying to find something else since I bought the truck but im not a fan of the available options.

I was thinking about trying to run adapters if I could make c5 z06 wheels fit...but im still up in the air about that
Yeah, when it comes to 5x5 bolt pattern, the options are limited. I really wanted a set of Forgelines, but the cost is too hard to justify. Just keep looking and be patient and something will come along.
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How is the fitment in the rear? Any rubbing? I know stepsides are tight on space compared to fleetsides. How are they traction-wise?
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How is the fitment in the rear? Any rubbing? I know stepsides are tight on space compared to fleetsides. How are they traction-wise?
I can fit my hand(which is still rather large) between the tire and bedside. There's not alot of sidewall bulge on the tires, so they clear pretty well. Since I don't have a rear sway bar yet, I may need to run about a 1/4" spacer if I plan to do alot of hard cornering. For normal street driving, it should be fine, though.

As for traction, it's better than what I had before, but it still gets loose easy. I may need to start messing with pinion angles.
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Did you go 285's on all 4 corners? Thinking about a 295/35/18 Rear and 265/35/18 front. Any rubbing with a 285 on the front?
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Did you go 285's on all 4 corners? Thinking about a 295/35/18 Rear and 265/35/18 front. Any rubbing with a 285 on the front?
Yes, 285/40's on all four corners. All clear up front.
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Same wheel (in black) my son has picked for his truck. It's good to hear the fitment works.

Thanks and thats a great looking truck.
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Nice upgrade, once again. The wheels lend to the whole built for sports handling thing you have going on with your truck
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Truck looks killer! One of my favorite wheels out right now.
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Nice rims you have there. I would love to have those on my truck, but for the time being, I am stuck in the 6 lug arena. I wish there were more options for us 6-luggers...
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