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8-lugs for 15 inch tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by EDdaTREE, Jun 7, 2000.

  1. EDdaTREE

    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

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    Got a buddy looking for 8-lug 15 inch wheels to run gumbo's on his 3/4 ton axles....anyone know a company that makes these?
     
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    About the only rim you will find is a wagon wheel for about $35-45 each. Now here is the deal...if your bud is running a 10 or 44 front then with some quality grinder time yes you can get 15 inch rims on the truck with some offset but if your bud is running a D60 front then I don't think the 15's will fit if he plans on running front brakes.

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  3. BIGJ

    BIGJ 1/2 ton status Author

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    I just ordered a set of white 8 spokes in a 15x10 eight lug from Discount Tire in dallas. Their # is (915)-947-8977. They told me I would have to grind the calipers but that's no big deal. The wheels are made by unique and are a build to order wheel, which means no refunds. If they don't fit you still have to keep em. If you call ask for Branden, he's the guy I talked to and he's got a 4x4 background which means he won't say no immediately when you ask for an 8 lug in a 15x10.

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  4. Tommy

    Tommy 1/2 ton status

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    Bart wheel and Eaton both make 8 lug 15" wheels
     
  5. HarryH3

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    American Racing also makes 8-lug 15-inch wheels. The main limitation you'll find is that all the 8-lug 15-inch wheels out there are steel only. Due to the thickness of aluminum wheels there would be no clearance for the brake calipers.

    8-lug 16-inch wheels fit with no grinding, but there isn't a very good tire selection available yet for them.

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  6. Russell Keys

    Russell Keys 1/2 ton status

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    I may be mistaken, but I thought that a d44 out of a 1/2 ton and a 3/4 ton were the same other than the obvious # of wheel studs. If this is true then why would you even need to grind the caliper, they're the same?
     
  7. HarryH3

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    The rotors appear to be larger in diameter. I've got an 8-lug 15x10 American Racing white spoke wheel that I bought to test-fit on my truck. It definitely doesn't fit my 8-lug Dana 44 front axle. [​IMG] The caliper bracket is in the way more than the caliper itself.

    Clearance isn't much of a problem on the rear 14-bolt FF, but it has been converted to disc brakes using the TSM brackets and '76 Caddy Eldorado rear calipers.

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