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Discussion in '1992-Present Chevy & GMC models' started by TerryD, Apr 30, 2013.
I'm also looking at a set of ProComp 8101s. 4wheel parts has them on sale for about $100/ea.
I have 285/65/18"s (32" od)with 18x9" wheels and 4.75" BS on my stock height '05 and I rub at 90% full lock both sides. not enough to hurt anything really but it rub's pretty noticeably.
actually I just was looking and realized mine are only 275's. 285's will rub for sure. with those tires it wont hurt anything though probably
Think I'll have an issue? They don't rub now on the steelies and it's only .13" more back space than factory and .87" wider to the outside than what's on there now. I'm trying to stay as close to factory measurements as possible.
I've never run custom wheels before because no one around here can fit them very well. Most everyone winds up with like 2" of backspacing and running way small tires to get them to turn.
When I looked it up my 05 was nearly 6" for factory BS on a 8.5-9" wheel. any aftermarket place like tirerack or discounttiredirect will show 5.5" minimum when you put your specs in. the factory ones are like 6" wide so 4.75 is deeper than it seems. you'll rub on the outer edge of the tire on the plastic part of the inner fender. like I said though it wont hurt anything. mine rubs with luggy tires and hasn't damaged the tire OR the plastic... it was barely noticed with my street tread ones. one of these days i'll trim the plastic and it wont hit then. you should be able to do the same if you think its neccessary
Terry's truck is a different model than yours. Also is a 3/4 ton. Their wheels have less backspacing than the half tons. Those wheels only have a half an inch or so less backspacing. More width but he still may be okay with the 3/4 ton suspension and different wheel wells.
I like these better
I had the wheels off a few weeks ago and they measured right at 4.75" back spacing on a 7" (6.5"?) wheel.
I did too, but the ProComps are load rated 200lbs higher and are beginning to grow on me. I'm still looking though, weighing all my options.
Made some progress today! The old bed is off, the fuel pump swapped and the frame cleaned up and painted. Tomorrow I'm going to cut the bumper where it goes between the rear of the bed and set the new bed on!
Looks good man!
That looks awesome! I'm in love with that look now. Are you going with the trim on or off?
I'm putting the tailgate emblems on as we speak, but I've not decided about the side moldings yet. Part if me says do it to look factory, the other part says leave it alone and pull the door trim when I replace them.
I like the trim for parking lot protection.
True, but I think these trucks look better without.
Don't like door dings.
Then again I always liked the looks of the trim when it's shiney.
We'll, if they go on I'm using the factory stuff so it looks a little weathered like the rest of the truck. Trying to keep the factory installed character.
Interesting side note, my rear axle sits 1/2" to the passengers side. Makes it look like the bed is on crooked. I had originally thought it was where the factory bed took such a hard hit from the passenger side, but apparently not.
I think I found a fiberglass camper shell for it for $75. Looks too be in great shape, it's just silver. Can't get it this weekend but hoping to go after it next weekend.
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