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Wheel widths

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Can Can, Aug 14, 2000.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Next spring I plan on replacing the stock rally wheels on the K5 with series 058 rims from American Eagle. What width of rim would I pair with my 31/10.5's, and what are the advantages/disadvantages of wider or skinnier rims?
     
  2. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Personally I'd just use a 15x8 because thats what most folks do. A 15x7 would work, but give you a slightly narrower footprint, more sidewall bulge and it would protect the wheel more when you're offroading.

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  3. Scoobydoo

    Scoobydoo 1/2 ton status

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    I agree a 15x8 would be ideal. They will give you a slightly larger footprint. And if you ever do want to step up to a 33x12.5 or bigger, these wheels will still work well with them also.
     
  4. Kiblsnbits

    Kiblsnbits Registered Member

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    Would 35/1250's look dumb with the stock 15x8 rally's? Anybody done this?

    Steve[​IMG]

    These things are EXPENSIVE
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I don't think it would look dumb [​IMG]My 35x12.5's are on 6.75x16.5 stock steelies w/ hub caps. They just look like some big-a$$ cop tires [​IMG]

    Rene <font color=red> 81 K-20 Jimmy </font color=red>
    <font color=green>[​IMG]"God hates a coward"</font color=green>[​IMG]
     
  6. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen 35's on 8's and they look pretty good. Also more rim edge protection.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
    86 Jimmy 4+3, 35-&gt;39.5 tires,4spd
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    Kiblsnbits Registered Member

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    Do you have any pics? Im trying to get an idea if I want to get new rims with my new tires that I want for Christmas[​IMG] Thanks

    Steve

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    Check out Donald Smith's pic in the pictures section. He's got Swampers on his 8's and they look pretty good.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
    86 Jimmy 4+3, 35-&gt;39.5 tires,4spd
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