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Bart Wheels

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Triaged, Nov 24, 2001.

  1. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I just called Summit to order a set of Bart Supper Trucker Wheels and they said that they no longer carry them. He said it was because they go out of round. Has any one else heard of this or had personal experiance with this?
    Does anybody know if See it Here
     
  2. I have ran the Bart 16.5 x 14" wheels and 16.5 x 12" wheels and have had no problems really except the chrome doesn't last, but oh well who cares about that shiny crap anyways !

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  3. ricka

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    I was interested in Bart's bead locked wheels, but several of the big part houses stopped selling
    them because Bart was unreliable with their delivery. Basically they told me to avoid them like
    the plaque. This is probably what is happening.

    Willamette Wheel in Portland, Oregon has several styles of wheels like Bart's for about the same
    cost. Plus they can add bead locks :-)

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    Project Mighty Mouse here.
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    http://www.rocky-road.com/wheels.html

    they carry any size, lug pattern, and backspacing, and they even look nice!

    Beefing up my truck broken part by broken part.
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    Why not look into the Bart wheels as "blems"? I know someone was able to get them as blems and sell them new at a fraction of the new cost. They only had cosmetic imperfections, like "blueing" to the chrome finish. Not really noticable. Good way to get cheaper rims. [​IMG]


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    I had a set of 15x10 8 lug Barts, never liked them. They didn't have much backspacing, so I had to whack my fenders without even going to a larger tire. They never seemed to run that smooth either. And the chrome came off the first winter.

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    I just ordered a set of barts last week from summit???? I am confussed. They still carry them.

    The jeep eater ......jeep it's what's for dinner[​IMG]
     
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    Are you sure the ones you got from Summit weren't made by Wheel Vintiques? Summit carries them and they are much better quality than Barts IMHO.

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
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    Summit part number CLM-412-1208 Clement Industries also know as Bart wheels. Check it out.

    The jeep eater ......jeep it's what's for dinner[​IMG]
     
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    That is what I thought? They still have them on their website but the 15x10 are on backorder (in white)...? I think I will just go with the WHEEL VINTIQUES TRUCK WHEEL but they only have a weight rating of 1400#...even the cheep brands like American Racing and US Wheel have a rating of 1500#
    What gives?
    Are the wheel vintiques stronger and just more conservative on the rating? or are they weaker?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    I have the 15x10 chrome 8 lug 3.5 inch backspacing. So Far no troubles but I've only had them for 3 months.

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    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    When I bought my truck it had 15 X 12's on it and one of them was out of round, but I can't tell you how it was used or abused.

    Rob

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