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Late model HD Aluminum wheels on an '84 Burban

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Codeman96, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Codeman96

    Codeman96 1/2 ton status

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    I am considering throwing a set of 3/4 ton axles under my '84 1/2 ton Suburban. My big question is will late model 3/4 ton (HD) wheels fit? Is the backspacing OK with older rigs?
     
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    I have a K20 with H2 rims...they fit well, but rub a bit on the pitman arm when turned all the way to the right, but im about to convert to crossover steering so it will soon be a non issue...they look fine, but im not sure if h2's ahve the same offset as p/u's
     
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    Yes they fit, seen several people runnin then, although their backspacing is not what it should be for the older rigs, so they are kinda tucked in the wheel wells a bit,,,maybe some spacers or something to help out with that, but yes they do fit.


    Actually the other thing is to make sure it is the standard lug spacing measurement, not the metric.
     
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    GM 8 bolt pattern has not changed... but you will need to get new lug nuts to install the centercaps. or change out your wheel studs.... but at $3 a stud, its expensive
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm running the H2's on a '90 3/4 ton Burb with no issues at all.
     
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    Anyone have any pics of this setup?
     
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    I'm running the late model alloy rims on a '79 As mentioned they do tuck in a bit. I don't mind and the truck fits narrow two-tracks better that way.
    Didn't want the center caps so I used the existing aftermarket long acorn wheel nuts. Can take a pic this afternoon if you need it.
     
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    Yes please do, I would love to see it before I commit to a set of these.
     
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    Yeah i wasn't real sure if they changed or not in the later years, there are metric measurements though, thats all i was really saying. :D
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If you are looking for pice of the H2 wheels - here you go -

    [​IMG]
     
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    I am really wanting to see the HD alloys. But I like the looks of yours too.
     
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    Sorry, didn't get a chance to even log on last night. I'll take a pic tonight.
     
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    Codeman96 1/2 ton status

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    No problem. I am really starting to like the idea of 8 lugs. I was considering trying to adapt my alum 6 hole wheels. I think I have found a set of 16" tires that were take offs like new for $100. Now if I can just get my hands on a set of wheels I'll be set. I just found out that the axles that I am getting (free) have had the brakes completely rebuilt and maybe bearings and seals.

    I am gonna turn this thing into a tow rig yet. LOL
     
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    From what I've seen the early wheels were made by Alcoa (stamped as such), but the later wheels are made by someone in Hungary.

    SubHD 1.jpg

    SubHD 2.jpg
     
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    ARRR! I can't view 'em cause I'm not a paying member. Give it another try? Please.
     
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    I don't want to hold this over your head, but it's only $25 per year to join. When I first started visiting here I was unemployed so I'm sympathetic to cash flow problems.
     
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    Scratch that I am a full member now. :D

    Thanks for the pics. Now for the questions. What size tires? And are you lifted any?
     
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    285/70 or 75 R16's (can't recall which)
    Rancho K5 Pre-Runner front springs (unlisted K5 spring, search my posts for details & p/n)
    Rear blocks on stock springs
     
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    I am running an add a leaf in the rear now for towing. I am wondering if I am going to have enough room in the front. I have a line on a set of 265/75/16s (if my father-in-law is right). I think they will be fine size wise but I like the look of the size you have.

    Anyone else know of any more pics floating around of these wheels on a burban?
     

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