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axle swap and related tire question.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by coolhandluke, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. coolhandluke

    coolhandluke 1/2 ton status

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    Shortly I'm going to swap out the nasty 3.08 geared 12/10 bolt for a 4.10 14ff/ 8 lug front.

    does this mean I have to run 16" rims? does anyone make a 15" 8 lug? will a 15" fit on the rotors, etc?
     
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    Yes you can find 15" 8 lug rims and if I remember correctly they should fit without having to grind the caliper.
     
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    You will have to grind the calipers....just a little though.The rears fit with no mods.Yes alot of wheel companies make 15" 8 lug rims.You're gonna love them 4.10's since you had 3.08's before!!
     
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    does anyone know the bolt patter, 8 on what 5? 5.5?
     
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    IIRC .. its 8 on 6.5"
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Yes alot of wheel companies make 15" 8 lug rims

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    i cant seem to find any cheap black wagons...any ideas?
    Ryan
     
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    You can order U.S. Wheel thru Summit Racing for under $40 each,free shipping.I've heard that Discount Tire Company has them for around $30 each,no confirmation though.
     
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    I'm just curious, is there any chance of a 15" aluminum rim fitting? My Outlaw IIs are pretty close on my ten bolt as it is..
     
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    outlaws wont fit unless bigger than 15". since aluminum is weaker than steel, it has to b thicker to accomodate for the weakness. so there is no way 15" aluminums will fit on 8 lugs.

    NITRO
     

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