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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 01:57 PM
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In need of 15x10 8-lug wheels

I was dead set on a US Wheel steelies last night until I got to talking with an old buddy who some of you know AJMBlazer.

Andrew told me that 1500lb wheels would be pushing it for my K20. I can see where he's right because those US Wheels can only hold 1500lbs and that only = 6,000 and my truck weighs 4990 with me and a 1/2 tank of fuel.

Any suggestions on companies that make these wheels? I don't know of any other than the ones I was looking at. I tried searching several different ways on this site and came up empty handed so my posting this is my last resort. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: In need of 15x10 8-lug wheels

I cannot remeber the company mine are from, but I ordered thru 4Wheel Parts Wholesalers. Iknow they are a joke, but I got hooked up with a guy named Alan who knew what he was talking about. I got 15X10's with 2" backspacing I think. These are black and modular not the ultra ugly spoke type. Seem pretty stout to me, but I am unsure what they are rated. Dude cut me a killer deal and nothing was "shady" about it. Think I paid $240 for 4 to my door in 2 days.

Mine is a an '83 3/4T and no grinding was necessary anywhere. I will caution you that I used a Hell Creek suspension lift. They claim to make all of the spring packs for most or all of the SFA type kits. With a 4" lift and all of the fender trimmed to the inner well, I grind hard. I am running w/o a sway bar, but why have a lift if you are going to limit it??? The driverside also sits cock-eyed and an inch or two lower.
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Re: In need of 15x10 8-lug wheels

Will call tomorrow thanks
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Re: In need of 15x10 8-lug wheels

There are a ton of companies that sell them. I remember a post a while back either here on ORC or at CK5 about this very subject. Discount Tire sells or used to sell ones that were rated for 2100lbs for $52/each out the door. I remember because once upon a time I was going to go with a 14FF. I don't remember what brand they were. I recommend asking them. Sometimes they'll wheel and deal with you. If their prices seem high ask them if you paid that much would they mount and balance your tires for free.

I can't believe they sell a wheel that girly. Even my one set of girly aluminum wheels are good for 1800lbs and the other set is good for 2200lbs.

I believe each wheel should be rated for 3/4s of what that axle has loaded on it, preferably be able to hold the full weight of what is on that axle. The nice thing about steel wheels is that they'll bend before they break as compared to aluminum ones.
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Re: In need of 15x10 8-lug wheels

I think Eatons are the ones you guys are talking about. They are cheap and are very strong. I know tons of guys with pull trucks up here that run them and never have a problem and at the 300' mark they are dragging over 35,000 lbs and have at least 10,000 pushing on the rear tires. To me they look great compared the other steel wheels. I know they are in all the mags under one of the major off road companies.

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