Hi all, I just picked up a set 4, 16.5, with 9.5 in from bead seat to bead seat chrome wagon wheel rims made by American Racing. Where can I buy tires for these? Any mail order places? The local tire shops dont offer much for the off-roader, except for soccer moms and their SUV's. I'm new to the whole truck scene. I havea 85' 3/4 ton that I'm getting ready to tear down to the frame, for a rebuild. Whats the biggest tire I can fit on these rims? I'm just wondering, So I can start shopiing around.
Also, I'd like to lift it up quite a bit, and it will be real convient since I'll have it all tore down anyways. I'm planning to use a 3in body lift, but when it comes to suspension lifts, I am completly lost with the concepts and all. I am from the dirtbike/atcand atyv world where a longer shocks makes your ride sit higher. But just looking at the '85, I can see I have a very rusty shock, and some leaf springs. but heres my scenario:
85' K 20
I'm 17 and we have some good mud around here.
It also has a plow. Anyway I could incorporate helper springs up front, since the front end tends to squat when the plow is lifted? or is this not needed since it will already lifted.
I am pretty mechanical, and the suspension does look simple. But I havent the slightest clue what the aftermarket offers. I can weld, cut with torches etc.
Please describe it well
Some of the truck stuff has odd names, like "pittman arm" that I've seen a million times, but never put a name to a part.
Too many toys, not enough time or money!