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Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    I'm sure it's been asked before, but I can't find anything on it.

    I'm converting my 87 K5 to 3/4 ton and was considering running the chrome wheels from a 2001-present 2500. The lug patterns are the same, are they not? Would the backspacing on them kill it? Would they clear the tie rod and everything?

    Thanks!
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    im pretty sure they are a metric bolt pattern, and yours is a standard pattern, so no they will not "bolt on"
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    hmm...i wonder how Petersen's got them to work on that suburban they were building? guess i need to break out the magazine collection and start searching.
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    I'm not so sure about that. As far as I know, only the new Superduty Fords messed with the lug pattern. GM's should still be the 8 lug on 6.5" pattern. (The new superduty's are 8 lug on 170mm) Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    As far as backspacing...I'm not sure (but would like to know)...so someone who has that measurement speak up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    The bolt pattern is a standard 8 lug. Metric is only a Ford ****-up AFAIK...
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    I thought so because they used a 1st gen 14b in that suburban they built.
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    ahhhh, i see says the blind man to the deaf dog.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    They will bolt right on, and the backspacing is correct, but they are only a 6 1/2" wide wheel. Also, the center caps will require some work to be compatible with your front lockouts.
     
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    Re: Will they fit and how would they look? Take off wheels from 2001-03 2500\'s

    I just put a set on my truck to try and get rid of DW.The front went on no problem,but the back wont fit over my Dana70 axle flange.There the aluminum ones.Oh yeah no more DW with them on the front.
     
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    Who needs center caps? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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