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Cant Decide Which Wheel to Run

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by daleearnhardt01, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. daleearnhardt01

    daleearnhardt01 1/2 ton status

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    Since Im gonna run a 37 BFG Im going to need a 17 inch rim. Heres a few Ive found that I like a lot...they're all by Eagle Alloys.

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    Which one(s) do yall like the best. The more I look at them the more I think Ill go with the 1st one.
     
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    I like the 2nd one better, other than the center cap. They all are decent wheels. The 3rd ones are starting to become TOO common IMO. Still like them, just starting to see them everywhere.
     
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    I have looked at all three also. I like the first one the best also. Have you looked at the backspacing? The 589's are like 5.5 for a 17 and the other two arn't much better, I think like 4.5 or 5. There is no reasonably priced aluminum wheel that looks worth a darn that has b/s options that I have found.
     
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    Yeah the more I look at the 589(third one) the less I want it just because of the amount of people running that wheel or similar ones.

    What is a good backspacing to run? Im gonna be goin with a 17x10 for the 37x12.50 BFGs on 3/4 ton axles and 7" lift. Basically I need a refresher on backspacing. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    im not a big fan of the wagon,but i would say #1.thats a cool wagon......hp /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Out of those pictured, I'd go with #3 [​IMG]
     
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    definately the first one!! would look SO pimp wrapped in 37" bfg's
     
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    If it was me I would run a Weld instead of an eagle because they are MUCH stronger.
     
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    If he wanted strength he'd be running a steel wheel, not aluminum. That said, any 16" or larger aluminum wheel is going to be rated for some pretty good weight.

    I'd go with number 3.
     
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    Its a toss up between the 1st and 2nd one. I'm leaning more towards the first one though. That would look sharp with those 37's!

    Kris
     
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    I like #3 of course it looks like my mickey thompson classic II's.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    If he wanted strength he'd be running a steel wheel, not aluminum.

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    Ditto. Nothing sucks like a wheel you can't fix on the trail with a hammer. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Alcoa might be a good choice for strength if you must have aluminum.
     
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    if they are gonna be used on-road-only, I'd go with wheel #3. I wouldnt use any of them offroad... cast aluminum wheels aren't the best for that.

    j
     
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    number 3 any day! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    if they are gonna be used on-road-only, I'd go with wheel #3. I wouldnt use any of them offroad... cast aluminum wheels aren't the best for that.

    j

    [/ QUOTE ] Thats why I mentioned a FORGED wheel. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    if they are gonna be used on-road-only, I'd go with wheel #3. I wouldnt use any of them offroad... cast aluminum wheels aren't the best for that.

    j

    [/ QUOTE ] Thats why I mentioned a FORGED wheel. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Yea but you could buy 2.5 of any of those wheels for one Weld /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif. For some reason I don't feel as bad for trying to tear off a wheel lip off a 150.00 wheel as opposed to a 300.00 wheel. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
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    Yeah theres no way I can afford a Weld wheel. Im not gonna be doing hardcore rock crawling...atleast I dont think I am) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    All I know is that Im not going with a steel wagon wheel. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Now heres the question....If I do decide to run the third one how does it compare to a MT Classic II? Ive heard different stories regarding the MT wheel from great to the biggest piece of crap wheel ever. Just want some feedback.
     
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    ive got em, they look good, havent had a chance to turn a mile on em yet. I believe the holes in the eagle variation are a bit bigger than the m/t's.
     
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    you will be doing a little rockcrawling...dont even think about chickening out on me

    Later
     

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