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Old 07-08-2009, 09:47 PM   #1
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Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

OK,... by now you have seen this sweet bagged '68 that I saw for sale in Des Moines Iowa, at the Goodguys event last weekend.
I really fell in love with the wheels. Member "hot trux" was with me and he thought he could get them,... since he is an Eagle Alloy/Boss Wheel dealer.
So Yesterday he called about them and today he had them on his doorstep. (one day shipping from Nashville to central Missouri,... not bad!)

Anyway,... they are 20x10 (6.250" bs) and 20x8.5 (5.250" bs) with the ever popular 5x5 bolt pattern. That's right,... they are out there! But there is a catch,...

The front hub area has a problem. Like the Coys wheels,... there needs to be a little "clean up" on the disc rotor to get them to "seat" correctly. Also,... I'm not sure if the cheap plastic center cap, is deep enough.
With the extremely cheap price of these wheels,... I'm going to try to make them work. (I may even have to machine a new set of billet centers, to get them to bolt on)
We took one wheel out of the box and tried to set it on a stock rotor. The wheel were about 1/2" from seating against the rotor.
I'll keep you posted on my progress.
I'm stoked about this "economical alternative" to a Coys 20" wheel.


UPDATE!
9-20-09
Go to page 12 (post # 225)
THEY FIT!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

Man Keith... those things are going to look killer!!!!

I see the shop truck taking on a whole new look, possibly even the '69.

So much for no 5 on 5 bolt pattern....
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

Congrats on the wheels - I thought I read that they weren't going to make a 20" , but apparently they do! I am watching this thread as I haven't decided on wheel for my 68 yet.

These or the Coys probably?
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

ahh, you did have something up your sleeve! cannot wait to see them on!
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

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Man Keith... those things are going to look killer!!!!

I see the shop truck taking on a whole new look, possibly even the '69.

So much for no 5 on 5 bolt pattern....

It's not too late to call Stan @ ECE and get some 5-lug rotors and axles coming for your truck,...

I think spacers would be required too make the 20x10's work on the "narrower" '69 rearend, though.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

How do you think these would work on the No Life '69? Would it be too low?
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nope, no 6 lug love here, Nate.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

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ahh, you did have something up your sleeve! cannot wait to see them on!
I pulled the trigger on this deal pretty quickly. Plus they aren't on yet.
I'm planning to freshen up a 454 for my red '69 swb truck project,... so there is no "tire money" yet.
I originally bought these for my '86 Dropmember Project,... but they could end up on my '69.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

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How do you think these would work on the No Life '69? Would it be too low?
Probably. I plan to run 255/40-20's and a 295/40-20's. (most likely Toyo Proxes) I think they would be too tall to run with my 5.5" static front drop and keep the inner fenders.
I think they will go on the '86.
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Very interested in this thread as I also am wanting these wheels but also heard of the no 20" made.

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those wheels look good......
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Very Nice.....................
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

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It's not too late to call Stan @ ECE and get some 5-lug rotors and axles coming for your truck,...

I think spacers would be required too make the 20x10's work on the "narrower" '69 rearend, though.
Do you think they will work with the narrower rear on the 68'?

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Probably. I plan to run 255/40-20's and a 295/40-20's. (most likely Toyo Proxes) I think they would be too tall to run with my 5.5" static front drop and keep the inner fenders.
I think they will go on the '86.
I plan to go with 2.5 spindle, 2" spring and converted disc on 5X5, you thing that would fit?

Thanks again - love the rims.
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Do you think they will work with the narrower rear on the 68'?

6.250" backspace is too much. I'm guessing a 1.250" spacer will get you to a 5" backspace. This should work better. But I would measure first to be sure.

I plan to go with 2.5 spindle, 2" spring and converted disc on 5X5, you thing that would fit?
It would be close with a 27" tall front tire. Are you pulling the inner fenders or keeping them?
I hope to find out in the next couple months. But without tires,... I would just be guessing.
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Probably. I plan to run 255/40-20's and a 295/40-20's. (most likely Toyo Proxes) I think they would be too tall to run with my 5.5" static front drop and keep the inner fenders.
I think they will go on the '86.
I've seen the opposite.

N2billets red 68 Lucy was bagged w/2.5" dropped spindles. He ran 20x8.5's & a 255-40 w/buzzing only @ lower air settings. I bought a similar pkg for my 68 & thought WTH, I'll run them on my 74 for a little 'change'. They were positively a 'no-go' on the 74 @ roughly 5.5-6" front drop (static drop w/3" spindle & 1-coil removed). They buzzed the tops of the inner wheel-wells just poking down the alley.
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Definately watching this one...love those wheels...where do i pick up my set?
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nice wheels i think a group buy at wholesale is needed
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Good for you keith! I hope your able to make them work and save some cash that would be cool. pic's take lots of pic's...

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I've seen the opposite.

N2billets red 68 Lucy was bagged w/2.5" dropped spindles. He ran 20x8.5's & a 255-40 w/buzzing only @ lower air settings. I bought a similar pkg for my 68 & thought WTH, I'll run them on my 74 for a little 'change'. They were positively a 'no-go' on the 74 @ roughly 5.5-6" front drop (static drop w/3" spindle & 1-coil removed). They buzzed the tops of the inner wheel-wells just poking down the alley.
I should clarify,... the '86 will have no inner fenders and a Dropmember.
(My 5.5" static drop is on my '69 swb beater)
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What the heck, x4 on the group buy!

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Got to watch this one for another possible wheel choice...
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