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Replace 15" wheels with 16" or 17"


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Old  March 5th, 2010, 7:55 PM
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Replace 15" wheels with 16" or 17"

Need some good knowledgeable advice. I want to replace my stock 15x9.5 98 Silverado wheels with something larger. What can I upgrade to and still accommodate a 33" 9 ply BF Goodrich. Would really like to go to a 17x10.5x33
but do not want to buy some fancy after-market wheels as I want to keep the truck a sleeper (already pumping out 400+ HP and will add 50 more this week). Would really like to find some newer Chevy wheels that would fit my 5 lug configuration.
Any help appreciated.

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Old  March 5th, 2010, 8:13 PM
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wheel size won't really dictate how big of tire. a 33" tire is 33" whether it's 15", 16.5" 17". you can fit up to about a 20 or 22 inch wheel, you'll just have low profile tires.

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Old  March 6th, 2010, 12:17 AM
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Do not want to go to low profile, I want the highest weight class I can get as I haul a lot of heavy loads on an 18ft lowboy for my church. So is a 17 my best bet?

Really like your motto, very similar to mine: "There is only two items any mechanic needs; WD40 and duct tape. If something moves and it shouldn't use the duct tape. If something don't move and it should, use the WD40.

Thanks
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Old  March 6th, 2010, 9:10 AM
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find the tire that you want and then buy the size wheel you need for it. Maybe Cragar soft 8's

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Old  March 6th, 2010, 2:58 PM
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American racing Outlaw II looks good on your body style. their around 95 or 100 bucks a piece.

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Old  March 6th, 2010, 3:13 PM
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American racing Outlaw II looks good on your body style. their around 95 or 100 bucks a piece.
funny you say that, cause that's what i put on my 98 'hoe. they do look great. had em on my 94 silverado too.

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Old  March 6th, 2010, 3:21 PM
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I had 'em on my 89. 15x8s, with 31 all terrains.

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Old  March 6th, 2010, 9:13 PM
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got 16x8's with about 32's (265/75) bfg a/t. those wheels seriously look good on that body style for sure


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