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WOW, what a diff "stock" wheels can make

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by CK5, May 10, 2004.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    Well, the wheels that were on the SAV when I bought it where very dingy and the caps were dented and rusty and overall looked like poo-poo, and the tires had those ugly block white lettering that I hate so I picked up some 2003 takeoff alum wheels and had the tires mounted blackwall out, what a difference, almost looks like a *new* Suburban from the side and really updated the look, never thought I would get this excited about stock wheels. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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  2. sled_dog

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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    where did you get the rims? Thinking my 97 pickup could use that visual update.
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    Holy Armor-All Batman! Those look good!
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    Those look sweet, I can't wait till the wife goes for new wheels.
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    dayummm... i need to clean the ones on my hd. i never thought they could look that good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    I think those would look good w/a Champion Beadlock on them, too. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Any luck finding a paintable grille for it?
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    they look cool. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  8. CK5

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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

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    where did you get the rims? Thinking my 97 pickup could use that visual update.

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    Got them from Performance Wheel and Tire here in town, they have at least 30 sets or so, I was able to pick out the nicest ones, all four with caps and lugs 300.00, was cheaper than ebay where I would have had to paid for shipping. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    Oooohh......AAaaaahhh!! /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif

    Looks great boss!! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    Those wheels are one of the few factory styles that I like. /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    Same wheels I have on my 2500 HD. Looks great. I love the looks of mine and have no intention of "upgrading"....
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

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    Same wheels I have on my 2500 HD. Looks great. I love the looks of mine and have no intention of "upgrading"....

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    Right now I have 265x75, I wonder if I can get away with 285? What size are you running?
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    I think he's runnin 33's...
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    they look like 285x75s thats what i'm running. i could be wrong..

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  14. CK5

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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    I know it is a different body style but do they rub at all? Any side shots?
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    the tires get close to the plastic trim under the bumper but that's it. no rubbing at all. i have yet to load the truck with 4 passengers to see if it rubs though, but with my heavy self, my wife and kid it hasn't.

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    do you want one of the whole truck??
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

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    do you want one of the whole truck??

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    I do. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    What size are the rims? I like those wheels too and was thinking about a set for my Burb. Mine is an 87 so I'm not sure if they will work or not.
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

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    I know it is a different body style but do they rub at all? Any side shots?

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    I think Steve is trying to refrain from actually coming out and making the dreaded,"What size tire can I fit ?" post. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

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    Re: WOW, what a diff \"stock\" wheels can make

    The 285's will fit, but 305's will fit if you trim the front of the fender behind the bumper. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif You can see the line in the picture, right where the front flare ends to clear the bumper.

    Goodyear makes a nice AT/S in the 305. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    You have to cut it sometime. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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