Looking for Rims for an '84 Jimmy

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  1. Don 79 TA

    Don 79 TA Registered Member

    Dec 4, 2001
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    LI NY
    Looking for Rims for an \'84 Jimmy

    i have my '84 Full Size Jimmy that has the factory steel wheels (not mags or anything, the type i put this stupid GMC hub cap on).
    are these the only type of wheels that came on this truck?
    i have 275*75*15 tires (2 years old) and would like to get better rims, maybe something lighter.

    what year rims can i use?

    i also drop my jetski's off in the salt water, will this effect using an uluminum type of rim if i could find one?
    should i search the local bone yards?

    would also like to change them to help with cooling the brakes, seems like the rotors warp to easily from not getting enough air.

    any ideas?

    looking at keeping it very inexpensive if possible.
  2. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

    Jun 1, 2001
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    Plano, TX
    Re: Looking for Rims for an \'84 Jimmy

    Well, if your rig is 4WD, any 15" rim with 6 on 5.5 wheel will work (for the most part). Your factory ones are probably 15x8. If you want cheap, you could go with good ol' 15x8 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.4wheelparts.com/product2.asp?imseqn=51&amp;occlass=TECH&amp;cat=WHE>wagon wheels</a>. You can pick these up for under $35. They are steel and painted, so as long as the paint is intact they won't rust with your saltwater. They are a little lighter in weight than your factories and they provide better breathing.

    If you truly want lighter weight, you will need to go aluminum. That will run you more money. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.4wheelparts.com/product2.asp?imseqn=104&amp;occlass=AMER&amp;cat=WHE>El-cheapo aluminum wheels</a> in 15x8 are going to run you at least $90 new. I don't know if they will hold up any better or worse to salt water, but I can't see why they wouldn't be better.

    Hope this helps some. Welcome to the board. Please fill out your profile.

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