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15x10 8lug????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84BIGBODY, Apr 17, 2000.

  1. 84BIGBODY

    84BIGBODY Registered Member

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    Does anyone know who makes a 15x10 8 lug rim.
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    Rockblazer 1/2 ton status

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    American racing does. At least in the Wagon wheel and chrome nugget. Also Bart monster Wheels.

    "You're right... I don't understand that Jeep thing!"
     
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    Will a 15x10 8lug rim fit on a 14 bolt ff,and a dana 44 hd.Do you know?
     
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    I thought the reason the 3/4 and 1 tons have 16 in. rims was because of interference with the large rear drums and the front calipers. I have seen a few articles in 4W&OR that talked about slightly grinding the front disk calipers to fit the 15s but don't know about the rear drums.

    I am interested in this topic as well. I have a 77 K5 with the 6 bolt, but I just picked up an 82 3/4 ton SF Burb that needs rims fast !

    Overdrive
     
  5. UT77GMC4x4

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    I have a friend that works at Six States Here in Salt Lake, and I just witnessed him putting 15 inchers on a Full Float Blazer. He did have to grind the hell(at least 1/8" to 1/4") of material off of the calipers, but it ultimately did work. Let me know if you have any problems, because I think the 15 inchers would be nice to have because of the extra sidewall and I'm thinking of doing it.
     
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    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    I have heard that (some) steel 15 inchers will fit over the 3/4 ton brakes (not 1 ton 13" drums). Aluminum will not, because of the thickness of the wheels. I think there are some steel 15" 8 lug wheels that are designed for this purpose. Choices are limited though.

    Tim

    1970 Blazer CST 4X4 350 SM465 NP205
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  7. '73 K5

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    Stockton Wheel Company can make some for you, but I wouldn't want to grind all that off the brakes. A set of 16.5's would be modification free to install.

    '73 K5
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    Yes 15" will fit on that application. I am not sure if the 8 lug dana caliper is any bigger, maybe someone else does. I have 15 x 10's on my 60 and 14 bolt. No problem in the rear with 11" brakes. Some grinding on the front caliper. There is plenty of material there to grind off. Of course 16.5's are the easiest way to go, but if you wheel and let tire pressure low you will pop a bead much easier. 16.5's have no inner lock.

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    What make are your rims?I was curoius because it seems easier to find used and replacment 15" tires around.And the bead thing too.How much did you have to grind off.
     

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