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New wheels installed with pics (56k warning)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dale_gribble, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Here it is... I know you guys don't care much for the shiny wheels here, but truth be told, this truck is my toy hauler/fam hauler and only sees light off roading. I just thought I would share anyways. I really like how it flattened the sidewalls of the BFG's out- they were ballooning with the 17x9s. The handling feels better too. I am happy with them. I think 17" is a great wheel size and am happy I stayed with this size. You will have to give me a break on the pics- it's snowing and cold today.

    My next mod is gonna be a 2 1/2" - 3" cowl hood and then from then on, its time to focus on the drivetrain.

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  2. walla2k5

    walla2k5 1/2 ton status

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    Stay outta tha hood....
     
  3. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Oh the 'hood' as in ghetto 'hood'. I got confused since I mentioned a cowl hood.

    I live in a rural part of Northern UT, with a job that only takes me a few miles away. Not too many ghettos around. I have done all I can do in terms of wheels locks and stuff.

    I have a big advantage since it is hard to stuff 37s on lowrider Tahoes, trucks and Escalades. That would be one hella big 'donk'...
     
  4. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    tits on a bull :D

    No just kidding, but in order to pull off those wheels you need more bling on your burb
     
  5. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice, since you have a Silverado package it all works.
     
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    BKinzey 1/2 ton status

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    If you like 'em that's all that matters. I think they look fine.:D
     
  7. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    very, very nice truck, me thinks you should paint the hub the same color as the plastic hub face...
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice Burb.:waytogo:
     
  9. burban89

    burban89 1/2 ton status

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    Clean truck looks good:pimp:
     
  10. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I like 'em!
     
  11. 83ZZ502_Jimmy

    83ZZ502_Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Very nice burb! :thumb:
     
  12. dale_gribble

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    Thanks guys! It feels pretty intimidating on this site to have a truck without 1 ton running gear, lockers, all 4 doors still and no trail damage. :haha:There is a place for all types here!

    I decided to wave the cowl hood and just bought a set of these- Thorley headers with y-pipe. Headers are 14ga, y-pipe is custom made for 4-6" lift, and the rep claims 30-40lb/ft torque around 2100 with decent gains above and below that. With this setup, my exhaust will be totally custom- Thorley Headers-Thorley y-pipe-3" pipe-High Flow 3" in/out cat-straight 3" shot to 40 series delta flow 3" in/out-3" mandrel bent tailpipe-ss tip.

    After these, I need to get into burning my own chips and doing it WELL so I can start working on a better cam, intake and head combo. This truck has an Edelbrock MPFI setup in it's future.

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  13. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    My goal is to get a totally streetable and reliable 300HP and 360-380lb/ft torque.
     
  14. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Nice wheels, i was looking at some very similar, but with more spokes,,,,like 8 of them :D along with 8 lugs too :D

    ended up going with H2's though,,,
     
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    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    Looks good on there. If your old ones with 17x9s what are these?
     
  16. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    These are 17x10s.
     
  17. muddybuddy

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    do you have any before pics with the older rims? looks great
     

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