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Mikes thread on 16" wheels got me thinking about possible wheel donors. Has anyone had any luck with take off rims from modern vehicles? How bout' a source that lists pattern and backspacing for modern trucks? It seems like it's all about the Bling Bling down here and I'm seeing loads of 16+" six lug take-offs for giveaway prices from titans- chevys etc etc. How bout' it?

Michael
 

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I have been running chevy 6 bolt rims on my trucks for about 15 years now with no problems at all.

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krzyabncanuck said:
I have been running chevy 6 bolt rims on my trucks for about 15 years now with no problems at all.

HTH
And, could you tell me please, what year or approximate vintage might these Chevy 6-bolt rims be?
 
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I think you need older Chevy wheels. I tried to rob the steelies off of my dad suburban (1985)... The center hole for the hub was too small... imagine my dissappointment, two trucks on jackstands and the tires wouldn't swap over..

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TheGr8Doughboy said:
I think you need older Chevy wheels. I tried to rob the steelies off of my dad suburban (1985)... The center hole for the hub was too small... imagine my dissappointment, two trucks on jackstands and the tires wouldn't swap over..

Chris
And thats what I was thinking, the pilot hole on newer chevys was TOO small to fit the Toyota hub. I have thought about taking 'em and having a shop make the center hole bigger and cut the shell out and reweld to be the correct backspacing. But of course now with quality spacers around I could work around them that way.

Do you know if they are 16X7 or 16X8s?
 
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stinkyfj60 said:
And thats what I was thinking, the pilot hole on newer chevys was TOO small to fit the Toyota hub. I have thought about taking 'em and having a shop make the center hole bigger and cut the shell out and reweld to be the correct backspacing. But of course now with quality spacers around I could work around them that way.

Do you know if they are 16X7 or 16X8s?
Sounds like a good idea... and i don't know wheel size.

Chris
 
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Chevy wheels are marked with the size, I think it is coded but that can be figured out. Numbers stamped in the steel rim on the crub side. My 3/4 ton GMC wheels are stamped, they are 8 bolt of course so not in contention for any thing but the GMC.
 

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