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Wheel question....16" vs 15"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ranger3, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. ranger3

    ranger3 Registered Member

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    Wheel question....16\" vs 15\"

    Will a set of 2002 Z71 16" wheels fit on a 1989 Blazer that came with 15" wheels from the factory? Both are 6 lug, 4 wheel drive.

    If the 16" wheels will fit, would the speedometer/odometer need some kind of adjustment to give accurate reading?

    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    David
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Re: Wheel question....16\" vs 15\"

    1. yes

    2. the overall height of the tires is what detirmines if the speedo will need to be recalibrated, not the wheels.
     
  3. morphed86k10

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    Re: Wheel question....16\" vs 15\"

    You might want to check the backspacing, I think the new IFS have a lot of backspacing that might not work. You might have some tie-rod/steering linkage issues. But the bolt pattern is the same so worst case scenario you can use some wheel spacers.
     
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    Re: Wheel question....16\" vs 15\"

    In addition to that you might need to check to see if the hub clears.
     
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    Re: Wheel question....16\" vs 15\"

    oh yeah, good call /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Wheel question....16\" vs 15\"

    no nope nadda
    /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gifthe ifs rims will not fit the solid axle trucks. i tried it. sorry pal. the backspacing and the hub hole is not big enough.
     
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    Re: Wheel question....16\" vs 15\"

    Same lug pattern, but the center hole is too small and the backspacing will cause problems.
     

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