2000 GMC K2500 Sierra Crew Cab Stepside

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  1. beags86

    beags86 Eastbound and Down Premium Member

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    With what people get for wheels you might as well just buy some new wheels. You can buy a set of 8 lug 17s for about 400. Brand New. Don't get wrapped up in finding a "deal"
    I started looking for H2 too, but everyone wanted 500 for 4....
    I got my raceline 8 spoke renegades for 400 from summit.
    Might be more now...

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    Well that set is $600 with good condition 285/70/17 Coopers on them.
     
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    TerryD Mildly demented... Premium Member

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    And the only set of after market wheels I've found that I like the look of are the Method wheels and I'm a 5 tire rotation guy so I'm looking at around $1k for wheels that way.
     
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    TerryD Mildly demented... Premium Member

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    Still considering those Dodge wheels. What's everyone's thoughts on hub centric vs lug centric? I found a link on Diesel Place to a company that sells hub centric rings to fill the gap between the GM and Dodge but I'm not sure about the effect on load rating.
     
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    Well some say don't do it. Literally thousands of guys have run lug centric wheels on hub-centric Chevys.
    I do it. I don't even think twice about it.
     
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    Yup. Lug centric doesn’t change shit.
    Besides it’s not like you have 4 studs. You’ve got 8. Literally will not change a thing.
     
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    TerryD Mildly demented... Premium Member

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    Ok. I'm gonna try to get those then. I wanted Coopers anyways and just the tires are worth more than he's asking.
     
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    Look at wheels 30+years ago, wagon wheels, slots, western, none of those were hub centric....
     
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    That is true,they just made all the aftermarket rims with the largest sized hub pilot hole used on a vehicle,in the case of 8 lug truck rims I think they used the Ford sized center holes as they were the largest and would fit on all other makes ..

    Some poor quality cheapie white spoke rims didn't have "coined" lug holes though,that means the holes were not punched in such a manner that the rim acted as a giant lockwasher when you tightened the lugs up..they just had flat steel centers and the holes drilled and countersunk..those types of rims often came loose if you were not vigilant about checking the lugs tightness often..

    I had 1990 Ford F-250 eight lug 16" rims on my '77 K2500 a long time and the center hole was a lot larger than the hub pilot ,but I never had any troubles,and I used to haul a lot of scrap and firewood in that truck,often grossly overloaded--not for long distances,but the lugs never loosened up or anything...those same rims are on my '82 K2500 now..
     
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