The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1973 - 1987 Chevrolet & GMC Squarebody Pickups Message Board > The 1973 - 1991 Blazers, Jimmys, and Suburbans Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-29-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
ericjon262
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Displaced Floridian/Bremerton, Wa
Posts: 210
4x4 suburban wheel offsets

I'm picking up an 88 suburban 4x4, and am looking to find a set of inexpensive 16" wheels and 285/75R16's for it. the stock wheels appear to be tucked under the truck, and I would prefer them closer to the edge of the wheel wells. anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks-

Eric
__________________
'06 2500 HD 4x4. manual transfer case, crank windows.
'88 V10 Suburban 4x4, L05, 700r4, NP208, 4x4 beater camper fun truck project.

My trucks don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
ericjon262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 08:32 PM   #2
mongocanfly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Alabama
Posts: 6,584
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

What backspacing do you have? When you say inexpensive ....well how much and what kind?.....any pics of what you've got?
__________________
Mongo...aka Greg

1981 c30 lq9 nv4500..http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=753598
1955.1 ls3 tr6060...(under construction)(on hold)
2013 gmc z71. (daily driver)
Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4...http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...63#post8082563
mongocanfly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
ericjon262
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Displaced Floridian/Bremerton, Wa
Posts: 210
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by mongocanfly View Post
What backspacing do you have? When you say inexpensive ....well how much and what kind?.....any pics of what you've got?
I'm not sure what the current backspacing is. I was planning on some steel wagon wheels, they're cheap, and I like the look. I currently have what looks like stock aluminum 8 hole wheels, but I'm not sure if they are stock or not. I'm picking the truck up tomorrow or Sunday, running boards are coming off asap. I might throw 2" lift on it, but I plan on keeping it stock and just driving it.
Attached Images
  
__________________
'06 2500 HD 4x4. manual transfer case, crank windows.
'88 V10 Suburban 4x4, L05, 700r4, NP208, 4x4 beater camper fun truck project.

My trucks don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
ericjon262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 09:06 PM   #4
andyh1956
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: thomastown mississippi
Posts: 1,131
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

You need a set of aluminum rims from say a '02 2500HD truck like my Duramax 2500. They can be found in nice shape for $250 - $400.
Mine are 16"
Never mind... you said 8 hole wheels but you got 6 hole wheels!
Silly Me!
andyh1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 09:13 PM   #5
ericjon262
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Displaced Floridian/Bremerton, Wa
Posts: 210
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by andyh1956 View Post
You need a set of aluminum rims from say a '02 2500HD truck like my Duramax 2500. They can be found in nice shape for $250 - $400.
Mine are 16"
Never mind... you said 8 hole wheels but you got 6 hole wheels!
Silly Me!
the wheels have 6 lugs, but 8 holes.
__________________
'06 2500 HD 4x4. manual transfer case, crank windows.
'88 V10 Suburban 4x4, L05, 700r4, NP208, 4x4 beater camper fun truck project.

My trucks don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
ericjon262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2018, 11:42 PM   #6
mongocanfly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Alabama
Posts: 6,584
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Those wheels look kinda like maybe 4in backspacing...to move the wheel out you'll need something with less bs....or go to a wider wheel and tire.....it's looks spaced about the same as the burb I just parted out...
Although I don't and won't use wheel spacers some people have no issue running them....just a idea...
__________________
Mongo...aka Greg

1981 c30 lq9 nv4500..http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=753598
1955.1 ls3 tr6060...(under construction)(on hold)
2013 gmc z71. (daily driver)
Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4...http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...63#post8082563
mongocanfly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 05:55 AM   #7
Navydoc8778
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Bozeman, Mt
Posts: 1
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

If you still have the running boards, I would be interested in them!
Navydoc8778 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2018, 03:23 PM   #8
LT7A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 711
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Never mind... you said 8 hole wheels but you got 6 hole wheels! Silly Me!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericjon262 View Post
the wheels have 6 lugs, but 8 holes.

A little Monday morning comedy for me there, ha. Thanks gents!


While I'm here, I'll note that I've found the later model truck take-off wheels tend to have a high offset. As high or higher than what you've got there.

I'm interested in what you are looking for too. I saw some wagon wheel type on a suburban on CL in the bay area but wasn't able to get to them in time. Hopefully somebody is running a set of ones that move the tire outward and will post up some pics.

Last edited by LT7A; 07-25-2018 at 02:37 PM.
LT7A is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2018, 03:25 PM   #9
Ski-me
Registered User
 
Ski-me's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colo Springs, CO
Posts: 776
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Those are probably 15x7, factory aluminum wheels. The steel wheel variation is 15x8.

I couldn't get Discount tire to mount 33x12.5's on the 15x7 aluminums so if you are going bigger, than changing out the rims are a good idea too.

Sorry, don't know the offset or backspacing off hand.
__________________
- Jeff

89' K5 Blazer, 2.5" lift, 35" tires
04' GMC Yukon XL, 3/4 ton, 8.1L
Ski-me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2018, 01:26 PM   #10
blakerj10
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gillette, WY
Posts: 11
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Those factory aluminum wheels are my favorite. Have them on my K5. I know what you mean about being tucked in. When my factor rearend went out, I replaced it with one that is 1.5 inches wider on each side. It looks a lot better! I know some folks run a spacer to accomplish the same. I plan to go with 33x10.50s on these wheels soon.
blakerj10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 01:59 AM   #11
kwmech
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Colfax-California
Posts: 5,230
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

The 285s on an 8'' standard rim will fill out the wheel well. You may find you'll need the 2'' lift for what you are trying. 2'' in the front and close to 4'' on the back to level it out
kwmech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2018, 07:42 AM   #12
Greenlee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: El Lago, TX
Posts: 1,444
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Those are factory 15x7 wheels. I would look for some factory rally wheels in 15x8.
Greenlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 12:57 AM   #13
ericjon262
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Displaced Floridian/Bremerton, Wa
Posts: 210
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by Navydoc8778 View Post
If you still have the running boards, I would be interested in them!
I still have them, not to interested in shipping them, so if you're near Bremerton, we can meet up.
__________________
'06 2500 HD 4x4. manual transfer case, crank windows.
'88 V10 Suburban 4x4, L05, 700r4, NP208, 4x4 beater camper fun truck project.

My trucks don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
ericjon262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2018, 01:00 AM   #14
ericjon262
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Displaced Floridian/Bremerton, Wa
Posts: 210
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

BFG makes a 33x10.50 R15 AT that I am going to throw on these wheels until I swap out to 8 lug running gear.

Currently working on spec'ing out a 3" front, 4" rear lift for the truck, and crossover steering.
__________________
'06 2500 HD 4x4. manual transfer case, crank windows.
'88 V10 Suburban 4x4, L05, 700r4, NP208, 4x4 beater camper fun truck project.

My trucks don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
ericjon262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2018, 09:53 AM   #15
Ski-me
Registered User
 
Ski-me's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colo Springs, CO
Posts: 776
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Do you really need cross-over steering with a 4" lift? You'll lose your sway bar I believe.
__________________
- Jeff

89' K5 Blazer, 2.5" lift, 35" tires
04' GMC Yukon XL, 3/4 ton, 8.1L
Ski-me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2018, 10:33 AM   #16
kwmech
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Colfax-California
Posts: 5,230
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ski-me View Post
Do you really need cross-over steering with a 4" lift? You'll lose your sway bar I believe.
Yep
kwmech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2018, 10:51 AM   #17
jdaniel
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Bakersfield
Posts: 6
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

If you are going to swap out to 8 lug wheels, I have a question about that. I have a 3/4 ton 4x4 with 8 lug wheels, I want to change to 6 lug, in the front can I put a 1/2 ton 4x4 6 lug brake rotor on and be done? Checking on "RockAuto", it says the wheel bearings are the same!
jdaniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2018, 03:13 PM   #18
ericjon262
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Displaced Floridian/Bremerton, Wa
Posts: 210
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ski-me View Post
Do you really need cross-over steering with a 4" lift? You'll lose your sway bar I believe.
I need to replace a bunch of steering components either way. gearbox has play, tierods are worn ect. and the factory geometry is garbage.
__________________
'06 2500 HD 4x4. manual transfer case, crank windows.
'88 V10 Suburban 4x4, L05, 700r4, NP208, 4x4 beater camper fun truck project.

My trucks don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
ericjon262 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2018, 09:17 AM   #19
Ski-me
Registered User
 
Ski-me's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Colo Springs, CO
Posts: 776
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdaniel View Post
If you are going to swap out to 8 lug wheels, I have a question about that. I have a 3/4 ton 4x4 with 8 lug wheels, I want to change to 6 lug, in the front can I put a 1/2 ton 4x4 6 lug brake rotor on and be done? Checking on "RockAuto", it says the wheel bearings are the same!
I changed out the steering knuckle from the 8 lug, with the 6 lug and then the rest of the way out with 6 lug equipment. 6 lug brakes, calipers, etc. I think I also swapped the axle shafts but only because I had already replaced the u-joints and didn't want to do that again.
__________________
- Jeff

89' K5 Blazer, 2.5" lift, 35" tires
04' GMC Yukon XL, 3/4 ton, 8.1L
Ski-me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 06:40 PM   #20
mhutch4848
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: mineola texas
Posts: 2
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by ericjon262 View Post
I'm picking up an 88 suburban 4x4, and am looking to find a set of inexpensive 16" wheels and 285/75R16's for it. the stock wheels appear to be tucked under the truck, and I would prefer them closer to the edge of the wheel wells. anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks-

Eric
hi, I am probly late with any help but you can get some great wheels at summit racing. I have a early model 89 4x4 gmc sub I changed to 16in, got 2 Toyota 4 runner wheels and found they not fit the front, offset to deep wheel hit tie rod end, and front studs were to short. fit great on rear. $100.00 so I found wheels at summit($ 65.00 each) as cheap as junk-yard stuff. however some Toyota wheels will fit. also center hub hole is will be slightly bigger on some after market wheels, but they are out there
mhutch4848 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2018, 07:22 AM   #21
LT7A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 711
Re: 4x4 suburban wheel offsets

Quote:
Originally Posted by mhutch4848 View Post
hi, I am probly late with any help but you can get some great wheels at summit racing. I have a early model 89 4x4 gmc sub I changed to 16in, got 2 Toyota 4 runner wheels and found they not fit the front, offset to deep wheel hit tie rod end, and front studs were to short. fit great on rear. $100.00 so I found wheels at summit($ 65.00 each) as cheap as junk-yard stuff. however some Toyota wheels will fit. also center hub hole is will be slightly bigger on some after market wheels, but they are out there
Can we see a picture of your Sub with the summit wheels?
LT7A is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com