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Got my new wheels (sorry no pics yet)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Triaged, Dec 20, 2001.

  1. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I just got in my black 15x10 8 lug Eaton wheels yesterday. I bought them from national wheel & tire. They came in when they said they would (3-4 weeks) and look great. I even tried putting one on the front end (3/4 ton D44) and was surprised that it seated all the way down against the hub (the wheels have 3.5" of backspacing) with just a bit of contact on the caliper (mostly casting flash) so not much grinding should be required[​IMG]. The only gripe I have is that the power coating has some thin/bare spots on the inside of the wheel (the part that will be covered by the tire). Nothing visible from the outside or to the elements but not perfect. I think I will just hit it real quick with some rustolium to keep it from rusting from the moisture in the tire.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    sweet!! The less time working, the more time for wheeling[​IMG]

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    When the S#!T gets deep, you have to keep moving and friends can always pull you out</font color=blue>
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  3. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    NO NO NO NO......this just won't do. You can't TELL us you got new wheels and not SHOW us.[​IMG] Congrats on the wheels. I know what you mean about the thinning on the inside of the rim. My rockcrawlers came the same way. I just didn't have time to paint over them but I like the idea. Can't wait to see them on the rig.

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  4. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    What did you pay for them? And what about shipping charges?

    Brian
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  5. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    The wheels were $69 each and the shipping was $82 for 5 from WV to CA.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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