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« on: April 03, 2009, 12:35:16 PM »

Thought I would show you A closeup of my wheels . they are boyd coddington smoothies "20"in.


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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 08:38:49 PM »

Those wheels definately look good on your truck.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 08:35:44 PM »

What size tires are you running, and how much drop are you running? I think we should run with this post and have everyone post their tire and wheel combo because I know we are going to get questions about what will fit all the time. What do you think? Run with it?
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 09:35:22 AM »

Here is the tire setups I have gone through on my 85 K10 Extended cab. The first one is with 31x10.50/15s on stock wheels, stock suspension.
  The second pic is with the 38x12.50/15 Super Swampers, and 15x10 wagon wheels, with a 6 inch lift. The tires will rub when turning and hitting large bumps at the same time.
 The last are the surrent setup. 35x12.50/15 BF Goodrich KM2/s on Mickey Thompson classic beadlock II/s with the same 6 inch lift.


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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 09:47:54 AM »

Heres the wheel combos I had on the 86 GMC. The first photo is with the stock size tires, and ride heighth. 235x75/15.
The second photo is with the new wheels, and stock ride heigtht. The wheels are Foose Legends, that are 18x8 in the front and 18x9 in the rear. I will update with the tire sizes later. The front tires are the same heigth as stock and the rears are one in taller.

The third set is the current setup, with about a 4 inch drop all the way around.
I am as low as I can go with this tire setup. The only time it rubs is when turning into a drive with a bump in it to fast. Other than that, no problems. Just gotta take it easy.


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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 05:14:59 PM »

Sorry it took so long to get back to you i've been busy getting my truck out of storage for the winter. I'am running 20-10s in front and 20-12s in back. the drop is i'am running air ride.I think in the picture it is all the way down,I can't drive with it that way the tire will hit the fender. found out the hard way,I didn't have it high enough one night comeing out of a parking lot.terrible noise but it didn't do any damage.Thanks for the reply.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 10:22:21 PM »

I am familiar with that noise, its nerve racking. My tan truck is as low as I can go without any major modifications. It does good for the most part, but hit a big dip while turning, and it rubs. I cant see where yet. I will once I get the inner fenders painted though. Hopefully i can get my bump stops adjusted so it wont hit.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 11:02:56 PM »

I noticed your foose wheels look A lot like the boyd wheels I have . I think foose worked for boyd  at one time.I wonder who came up with that design?
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009, 11:20:46 PM »

Ive wondered the same thing. Really, I think it was Cragar. The reason I like these wheels is because they look alot loke the old Cragar ss wheels. The Boyd Smoothies (I think thats right) and the Foose Legends ( see the name even refers to the legendary wheels), are both very similar to the Cragars, with just a few tweaks to them for patent reasons Im sure. Too bad the Cragars only come in 15s. The only reason I didnt go Boyds is because of the show they had on TV. It made him seem like a clueless jerk, and the real knowledge was the guys actually building the cars that made it happen. If I had the money, I could use others to make my name as well. In his prime, I know he was one of the customizing gurus. I pray he rests in peice and he will remain a legend in the customizing feild to me, all but the last 5 years or so when he was just a front man.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 05:47:45 PM »

Looks like yours are chrome ,A lot easier to take care of. Mine are aluminum ,I have to constantly polish them.have A  great day.
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 11:15:44 PM »

My Foose rims are chrome. I have seen people who had bad luck with the chrome ones corroding underneath the chrome and pealing off of the aluminum in salty enviroments (snow areas). Hopefully since I dont live in an area with lots of rain and salt, I wont have that problem. The rest of the wheels I have are polished aluminum. It definately takes alot of time and elbow grease to polish them out. I have a new friend tho. The Mothers Mini Ball and polish is awesome. Saves time and labor. If you dont have one, I recommend it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 11:00:45 AM »

I like all the new customs polished wheels and large sizes, but I am a bit old school, sticking with some gm 15x8 or 15x10 chromed or color matched wheeel with the original alum. cap and beauty rings, maybe remove the cap and put a moon cap.


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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2009, 11:15:09 AM »

does anyone know where (besides Stockton wheel company) I can get some 15x10 chevy/gmc 1981-1987 wheels?  they do not need to be chromed or painted just clean enough send to chromer, or paint, and not be bent or flattened.
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2009, 11:46:58 AM »

there are some listed on ebay ,under 15x10 rallywheels
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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 08:58:01 PM »

thanks for the reply, i already found some from a guy in phoenix, az,  i guess he was hurting, cause i got a smoking deal. 250.0 for all. 
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