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Does anyone have larger than stock size rims on their K5?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by flash_point, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. flash_point

    flash_point Registered Member

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    Who here changed their stock size 15" rims? If a person decides to go up to 35" tires what size rim would look good w/ them?
     
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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Mine are 15x10 with 35x14.50's on them.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    flcpl4fn 1/2 ton status

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    Mine are 15x10 with 38x12.5 swampers and they look good. Don

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    flash_point Registered Member

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    So basically going to a larger rim would just be a waste of money then, huh?
     
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    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    Depends on if you ever intend to run larger brakes. When I went to the 3/4 ton brakes, my 15s would not fit over the calipers - and I am not in favor of grinding the calipers to make them fit - so that's where a larger diameter wheel comes in as a necessity! 16s can clear most brake setups, unless you go with some huge aftermarket brakes or something. So, no, bigger wheels are not a waste of money if you plan on upgrading your brakes...and plus, most tire companies are going to be bringing out more 16" size tires since that is what the factories are putting on trucks as a minimum now...
     
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    Actually I should of put in my last post was that I was thinking of either 17" or 18" rims but was not too sure if they make 35" tires for that rim size or if that combo would look really gaudy. Just curious. Thanx
     

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