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Rally Wheels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Atom Eyes, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Atom Eyes

    Atom Eyes Registered Member

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    This is probably a stupid question, but are the factory 15x8 Chevy truck Rally Wheels steel or aluminum? I have OEM steel white 8-spokes on my '89 K5, and combined with the 32 inch tires, changing a flat is torture for a skinny boy like myself. I'm considering a set of Alcoas or something, but I wouldn't want to deal with nuts coming loose. Thanks.
     
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    steel, then later they made aluminum ones around 89?
     
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    Am I being stupid because I thought the newer blazers like 76+ never came with white spokes.:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    According to my factory Blazer brochures (I have a copy of every one from '69 to '91), the white spokes were an option until after '88. I bought a set for my '89 from my local Chevy dealer not long after I ordered the truck (which was a Scottsdale with the skinny standard wheels).
     
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    Try it with 15x10 steel rims and 39.5's...:crazy:

    Seriously, you're not gonna save that much weight running aluminum rims.

    Rene
     
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    I agree with rusty, aluminum rims may be made out of a lighter material, but they have a lot more mass to compensate with strength.
     
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    And you can't straighten Alu on the trail.:doah:
     
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    I liked my aluminum rims, but was always afraid I'd break them on a rock or something. At least steel bends and you can use the BFH to fix it.
     
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    Based on the survey size (2) White Burp's (me 2) have steel wheels (yo) that have been straightened at least once w a BFH (tada):haha:
     
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    Strangley enough, I feel safer with aluminum rims because they pack so much aluminum on there. Ive seen the lug patern on steelies strip out... (everysingle lug and mounting surface). Plus, I would rather have something that flexed a little than bent. If the aluminum wheels break, (which ive never heard of) then you were prolly to hard on em to begin with.
     

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