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GM Factory 16" Rims for 84 K5 ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Indyblazer, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Indyblazer

    Indyblazer Registered Member

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    I have a new set of LT235/85/16 tires in the garage. I intended to put them on my 3/4 ton Chevy before I sold it. Unfortunately they are mounted on factory 8 lug rims. I can't afford to swap the stock 6 lug spindles/axles for the 8 lug set up and all of the new aftermarket 16" rims are $600.

    Are there any GM factory 16" rims that will fit my stock 84 K5 ?
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    where and what kind of rim do you want.? i work auto biss and you can get good decent rims for less than 600 for 4.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    i think any gm truck that is 6 lug and got 16" wheels is ifs, which means that they wont fit around the hubs. i have a set of 16" steel wheels from a 04 2wd gmc that i may try on my k5 tommorrow. if they fit i will let you know.

    ryan
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    when thay went new body the center hole went smaller and is now hub centric. also the backspace is diffrent.
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    They exist... used from the 60's up to '79. I had a set on my '66 C10. They are only 16x5" though.

    Hollander #940 if you are calling the wreckers. ;)
     
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    thor 1/2 ton status

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    I have seen 2 sets of 16" 1/2 ton wheels lately on the mid 70's pick ups, both appeared to be stock.... Funny both trucks were being parted out locally too. I didn't check the width on them.
     
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    with a decent hole saw you can make the 16 inch rims work. Im selling a set if you want :) comes with real bald 10 ply 265/75/16 firestones.
     
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    thor 1/2 ton status

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    Whole saw? The ones I was speaking of were on 4 wheel drive trucks, not the older 2 wheeld drive six lugs. They are out there.
     
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    They are the same wheel.

    Look them up at www.car-part.com
     
  10. Indyblazer

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    The web page you gave had 16"x5", 6 lug rims listed as stock rims available for 1971 4x4 Blazer. They are asking $50 each for rim. I will check the tire specifications to see if a 5" wide rim will work for my tires. As you probably know the LT235x85x16 is the metric size for the old 7.50x16 tires.

    Do you know if the 71 Blazer had front disk brakes? I am wondering about caliper clearance if there were drum brakes on that model year.
     
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    first year for discs..

    1971 was the first year for disc brakes..I have some 16.5" 6 lug rims I used on my 72 K5,but they must have been for older years with drum brakes--I had to use wheel spacers up front to clear the calipers...they were skinny ones too,probably 5" or 6" wide..

    They did have 1/2 tons with 6 lug 16 inch rims factory,I've seen them--but they are fairly rare...I saw them on telephone company trucks and U-Haul rental trucks mostly..must have been a "heavy duty" option so 8 ply tires could be used... :thinking: :crazy: If you go looking in boneyards,I'd get them off a truck with disc brakes--disc brake rims fit boht drums AND discs,but a drum brake rim WILL rub a disc caliper... :crazy:
     
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    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Being only 5" wide, caliper clearance isn't a problem. Two of the stock 16x5s that came off my '66 C10 went onto a complete corp 10-bolt front axle so I could roll it around the yard without sustaining a hernia. ;)

    FWIW, I have encountered some old skinny GM 6-lug 15" wheels that would not clear calipers. :(
     
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    16.5" !!

    My rims were 16.5"!!..and believe me,they hit the calipers!.. :doah: I bolted them on,and tried to drive away,and both front wheels would not turn.. :eek1: --maybe the 16's dont hit the caliper,but my 16.5" 6 luggers did--I'm unsure just what truck they came on originally..maybe a step van or something strange!.. :crazy:
     
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    :doah: I mised the extra .5" :o
     

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