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Old 08-13-2011, 08:34 PM
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Need your opinions please

Thinking about buying this set of wheels off Ebay for the Suburban. As opposed to a flashy chrome wheel these look more like they belong on the truck to me. What do you folks think? Oddly enough they are the exact color of the truck.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:43 PM
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yeah they fit, might have a look at them without the beauty ring for grins. Looks real OEM.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:30 PM
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I like the way they look and think it'll look really good.
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:33 AM
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I think they look very good.
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Way Cool. I think they work well with the truck,Just drop it a little. JMHO.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:23 AM
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Sharp Suburban!
They would make a nice addition to the truck.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:10 AM
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Way Cool. I think they work well with the truck,Just drop it a little. JMHO.
I'm thinking about dropping the rear a little when I replace the axle. The current axle is from a 69 chevy truck. I'm planning on swapping it with an axle from a 74 camaro. That will give me 5 lug to match the camaro clip in the front. Is there a thread for reversing the leaf springs? I was wondering if I could put the springs under the axle.
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Looks pretty good to me.



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I think they look great. Definitely not a "catalog hot rod" look.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:53 PM
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i like them go for it
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They look great!
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wheels

Hey, they look like they are OEM, Go for it , Like the trim rings and caps,,Sam
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:09 PM
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The new wheels are home! Now I need a couple of 14" tires. I need to know what would be a good but inexpensive tire? Walmart has a Goodyear Viva 2 205/75/14 for only $67 installed. But the load rating is only 1500 pounds. I just want to make sure I get a tire that will ride good for my truck. My truck weighs a few hundred pounds less than an extended cab Silverado.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:31 PM
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I'm planning on swapping it with an axle from a 74 camaro. That will give me 5 lug to match the camaro clip in the front.
I cant remember, is 74 Camaro a leaf spring or coil spring rear suspension?

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I was wondering if I could put the springs under the axle.
I would think that unless the Camaro axle spring mounting pads (if leaf spring) are the correct size and the distance between them is the same as your truck springs, you'll have to cut the original pads off and weld on new pads to fit your springs and at the correct distance apart anyway. I can't think of any reason why you can't weld the new pads on to run the spring over the axle or under the axle, as long as you get the pinion angle correct according to which way you decide.
Also, if your truck has springs over the axle now, then installing the new axle set-up for springs under the axle is going to create a drastic ride height difference (like ~ 4"-5"). If your not looking for that much drop then you'll need to get your springs re-arched, or buy springs with the correct arch.
This is not going to be real simple to do, but if your good at geometry, it's doable.
I may be missing something (haven't custom swapped a rear end in years), so somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
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Those wheels are perfect for your ride. Yes, you can put the springs under your axle. Your spring arc and shackles can be adjust to control your ride height. A good spring guy can help steer you in the right direction on how the eyes should be set up etc.

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