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Old 04-03-2011, 09:53 PM   #1
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73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

I tried using the search to find a good thread for this, but didn't find much. So if there isn't a good picture/info thread for this, lets get one going! Post pics! If you have any other info on adapters, spacers, lug nuts etc that were needed to make it work, this would be a great resource!
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

I'll start it off with my brothers truck with 17" '03 Hummer H2 wheels.
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I'll start it off with my brothers truck with 17" '03 Hummer H2 wheels.
they actually kinda suit it...
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they actually kinda suit it...
He was hoping to find polished aluminum instead of chrome, but he ended up gettin a deal on these. I like them.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #5
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Nothing needed to swap them, just strait up bolt them on. Tons of them out there with newer style oem wheels on them.
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Nothing needed to swap them, just strait up bolt them on. Tons of them out there with newer style oem wheels on them.
I've heard some guys say that a different lug nut was needed to incorporate factory center caps etc..
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Like this style which requires an outside thread on the lug nuts to secure the center cap
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

heres a few from this site and a classified add..
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Here's some more with H2 wheels..
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Not sure about the last one. Maybe Dodge 17" with GM center caps?
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

'08 Z71 18 wheels. Need bolt on spacers.
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

You need a set of lug nuts like this off ebay to make the newer 3/4 ton 8 lug wheels bolt up to our trucks.
Mine is the brown truck in post 8.

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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

That square crew with hummer wheels looks bad a$$! and body got pics of the new 17inch 5 start dually rims (or caps) on a square?
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Another one from this site..
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

I don't have pics of mine installed yet, as my suspension is in a million pieces right now. I did a search on fleabay for "73-87 conversion lugnut". Got a set shipped to the house for $37. The lugnuts have external threads so the fake plastic lugnuts can screw down on the real lugnut, holding the center in place.
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Heres my '82 3/4
2007 steels center cabs not installed yet.
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Test fitting my Hummer H2 rims before buying bigger tires. The stock Hummer tires (315/70/17's) are tad too small for a 6" lift. (about 34.6 tall) Probably be getting some 37x12.5's once I scrape up the cash.
I had to buff the rim a tiny bit with a die grinder to get it to slide over my front hub all the way.
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

MAN I really like the h2s.... and the stock tire size would be perfect for my 4in lifted k5
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the stock tire size would be perfect for my 4in lifted k5
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Those Hummer wheels have that old Vector Turbine look that's just right on these squares...Nice!!
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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

Here is another of mine. Like TexasJeff said, all you need are the lug nuts. They fit the hubs perfect.

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Re: 73-87 OEM Wheel Swaps

So do the newer lug nuts fit the old studs then? Or is there something else to be done to make the newer caps fit?
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So do the newer lug nuts fit the old studs then? Or is there something else to be done to make the newer caps fit?
Lug pattern is the same. Conversion lug nuts need to be purchased.
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Here is another of mine. Like TexasJeff said, all you need are the lug nuts. They fit the hubs perfect.

I like em, what size tire are you running?
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