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Will 16" inch rims FIT my K5???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Monster, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. Monster

    Monster Registered Member

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    Will 16\" inch rims FIT my K5???

    I just installed my 14bolt 3/4ton rear and 3/4 ton 10bolt on my 86 K5.My old 15" rims will not fit. Will 16" rims fit over the big rear breakdrums.?? /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    Re: Will 16\" inch rims FIT my K5???

    since when won't 15" rims fit? Really deep backspacing?
     
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    Re: Will 16\" inch rims FIT my K5???

    15's should fit the rear just fine. You just need to buy some that are 8-lug. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif You'll need to do some work on the front caliper brackets to fit them up front, unless you go with a very shallow backspacing on the wheels.

    16's will fit, but you'll have a limited selection of tires that cost much more than the same size for a 15. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: Will 16\" inch rims FIT my K5???

    I'm running 16" rims on my '82. They fit fine on the 14BFF. I thought that the 15"s fit too but have never had a reason to try them out. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Will 16\" inch rims FIT my K5???

    I thought the 15" rims would be to small. I did not try them because they are 6 lug I need 8 lug. I am going to order 16" rims today just wanted to make sure they would be ok.
     
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    Re: Will 16\" inch rims FIT my K5???

    15's can be made to fit pretty easily. Lots of folks here run them because the selection of tires available for 15's is much larger. I've got 15x10's with 4.25 inch backspacing mounted up on my K5 with 3/4-ton axles. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Will 16\" inch rims FIT my K5???

    I ran 16" rims on mine with 1 ton axles for years. You should have no problems at all.
     

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