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15" steelies?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skelly1, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. skelly1

    skelly1 1/2 ton status

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    15\" steelies?

    Just to reiterate the question, one can obtain black steelies that are 8 lug 15" right? If so, what tire shop will know WTF I'm talking about when I go in there to buy them, or can I get these things online somewhere?

    Just picked up my 14bff with wheels and heavy 3/4 ton springs. Gotta go open it up and see what gear ratio it is and hopefully find an open carrier with 4:56's.
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    4 wheel parts sells them, summit i believe sells them
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    Check out my new post in this forum, mine are chrome, but you can get them in black, mine came from 4WPW /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    When you ask the salesman, speak loudly so somebody that knows about them can over-hear you. I can get them regularly when requested. Discount Tire has them also. You just have to ask the sales person to "humor me" and type 15x8 8-6.5 (or 15x10 which ever) and search please. Then the I told you so can come out. If I know more than a sales person I always ask for a discount.
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    i am very glad to see you got more heavy duty axles!!!eaton makes a nice wheel.......jekbrown is running them i think,jake /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    I have them, I am on my 2nd set, and I got them from 4WPW.

    I run them on a 60/14 combo but previously did it on a front 10 bolt. Be prepared to grind the [darn] out of your calipers and backing plates, especially if you want to run lots of backspacing like I do.

    4WPW has them in 4.25" and 2.5" in stock and ready for your installing enjoyment.
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    So, the bigger the backspacing, the better then?
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    yep,eaton simulocks for me baby,i love them babys.15x10or 12s /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

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    So, the bigger the backspacing, the better then?

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    Depends. I wanted my tires tucked in as far as possible for legality and fender clearance reasons, so for me, yes.

    You'll have to grind more to use more backspacing. LOTS MORE!!
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    Are you just talking about grinding on the front caliper? I didn't think you need to grind anything on the back drum to put 15's on a 14bff?

    Also, is 4" of backspacing a lot, normal, or little? Just trying to get an idea of what I'll need.
     
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    Re: 15\" steelies?

    Also, who sells Eaton wheels?
     

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