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2000 wheels on an 87?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rolled, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    Hi everybody

    I am looking into purchasing some wheels off a 2000 Suburban to put on my 87K5. I was told the offset is different buy one guy and they would not fit but another guy said its true the offset is different but he has swapped them over with no trouble.

    Who is correct here? I want new style rims (92 to 02) but am unsure if the will fit :-(

    Here is what I have to work with:

    1987 K5
    4 inch lift
    10 bolt front and rear
    35 - 12.5 tires
    Some after market locking hubs in the front (not sure if that is relevant)


    Any response will be appreciated.

    Rolled
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Offset aside, I don't think that the centers of the newer wheels are large enough for the hubs on the old trucks to come through... </font color>
     
  3. Blazer1970

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    Not sure about the center holes, but the backspacing is different - ~5 1/2" for the new stuff ('88 and up), and
    ~3 1/2" for the older stuff ('87/'91 and older)
     
  4. 4x4Freak

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    The bolt pattern is the same, but the center hole is too small to even fit on the back axle. It might be possible to have a machine shop or someone cut the center out enough to fit.
     
  5. 90K5

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    i'm sure it'll fit on ther back axle...I see 80's 2wd Burbs with 90's rims on them everyday, still, the 4wd ones won't work cause of the hubs...
     
  6. Rolled

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    Thanks guys

    I guess I'll go the aftermarket route.
     

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