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Old 02-10-2018, 11:02 AM
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Need your thoughts on wheels

1936 Chevy Pickup. It's been on the road since 1998 with varying sets of wheels, ansen mags, chrome smoothies. I put a set of 14x6 and 15x8 chrome smoothies on in 2003. With 185/60-14's in front and 255/60-15's out back. I'm in a position now to put the right wheels on. I need 5.5" of backspacing on a 7" wide rim to get the front tires to tuck in a bit better than now. The front wheels now are 14x6 with 3.75" backspace.

I'm looking at a set of 16x7 and 16x8 chrome smoothies with 195/55/16 and 235/60-16 general tires. Fronts are 5.5 backspace. Im a bit worried my hubcaps will stick way out more than they do now.

The reason I have this issue is my truck has a firebird front clip. Super wide. It drives great and is easy to work on so I'm keeping the front end setup as is.

Front bolt pattern 5x4.75" rear is 5x4.5" ford 9"

I've always wanted a set of torque thrusts like everybody else does but they dont seem to make them with deep offsets.

So, I'm looking at 16" smoothies, ( i use the 1956 chevy hubcaps) or something else. $1500 budget. My old wheels are a bit rusty from being parked outside 10 years ago so i'm ditching them altogether. The tires are also 14 years old....

Do you have any suggestions for wheels other than what I've found so far? Chrome smoothies or weld rodlites are all ive found with 5.5" backspace on a 15x7 or 16x7.

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