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Inexpensive (CHEAP) Wheels, need help!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rob 85K5, Jan 11, 2001.

  1. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just bent the hell out of one of my wheels 15 X 12 Barts, made for tires up to 44". It almost fell off the truck. I am looking to buy new wheels today and want some opinions, and I know everyone here has one!!
    At the very least I am looking at the Black Powder Rock Crawlers(Steelies) that 4 Wheel Parts carries or something similiar that will stand up to abuse. I know you get what you pay for, but I am looking for function and stability over aluminum and shine.
    The steelies run $55 each. Is there a comparable wheel or better wheel, before it gets to $100 per wheel

    Rob 85K5

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    i put the 15x10 chrome rockcrawlers on my 28x12.5-15 tsl super swampers and i haven't had any problems with them.

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
  3. Rob 85K5

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    I am going to go with the 15X 10 also. What backspacing did you get 3"?

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    I have the chrome mod on my truck and for $55 if you bend a whee,l your not like AHH my $$$ rim your only out $55 vs. 100+, and plus pretty much every tire store sells them.

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    didn't use any, just put them right on

    '85 Jimmy in Jax, Fl
     
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    backspacing is the measurement from the bolting flange to the backside of the rim. Run a tape from the center hole in the rim to the edge of the rim. I thelps to run a straight edge across the backside of the rim.

    Rob 85K5

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