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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84zz4ss, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. 84zz4ss

    84zz4ss 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Pic requested please. I am trying to decide between 15x8 or 15x10 wheels. Both will have 3.5 backspace. I would like to stay with the 8's for my 35-12.50 tires but I don't want the 60's hub to stick out. Show me what you have guys.

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  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I run 16 x 8 with 35 x 12.50's and the hubs don't stick out. I am at work and don't have access to my camera right now or i'd take some pics for you.
     
  3. Leper

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    Are you aware that you will have to grind your calipers to run either of those wheels?
     
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    84zz4ss 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks 4x4 pics would be great. Yeah I'm aware of the mods required Leper thanks
     
  5. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    One thing to consider is that the higher your backspacing number is the more you will have to grind and there is some minimum amount of backspacing that you will have to run to even have 15" wheels on there (I don't know how much that is, you will have to do some research). I run 15x8's and I had to grind plenty with 2.75" backspacing.

    **EDIT** The 8" wide wheels will make the tires run a little taller and will make it harder to lose a bead, that's the reasons I went with 8" wheels.
     
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    I run 16x8 on 37x12.50 ssr tires. they look great. 15s will give you problems and your discs wont get enough air too cool.
     
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    My recommendation is 2.75" BS 15x8" wheels. My buddy ran them on his D60 and they worked well. They are reverse wheels and they make it harder to loose beads like mentioned above and the narrow rims helps this too. Here is a pic of az-k5's D60 with 2.75" 15x8" rims.

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    Harley
     

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