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easy to find 15" steelie for my 5lug

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by haywatson, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Oct 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    haywatson

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    Planning on installing some 15" At tires on my sons 99 5 lug. Any suggestion on a easy to find steel wheel. Wrecking yard special. The current wheel is the stock 14" 5-114.3 lug pattern.

    i do remember this (see below)from an earlier post. I guess i can start here? Wonder about back spacing tho.
    You could swap rims from: Avenger, Laser, Stealth, 3000gt, Starion, Galant, Eclipse, Diamante, Rav4, Tribute, Mpv, 929, 626 (15x6), Protégé 2002-on, Rx-7 (93-96), Millenia
     
  2. Oct 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    I found some Ford Explorer 5 on 4.5 x 15 steel wheels that should do the job. The off set looks better that the above import wheels. I'll get some pics posted soon.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    Just FYI about that list of cars, I took the wheels off my '02 RAV4 and tried to install them on my '98 5-lug. Didn't fit, the RAV4 wheels' hub center bore diameter is too small.

    On any of those cars, I'd double check the center bore before buying. I think the 1st gen 5 lug taco center bore is 72.6mm.

    Edit: I was off on the center bore. It's actually 67.1mm according to other forum posts I've found. The Rav4's center bore was 60.1mm so I was still correct about it's center bore being too small for our 5-luggers.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    Joyotaco thanks for that, I did pull a spare from the Ford Explore and ran a test fit. All appears to be good. I like the off set too, it seems better than the car rims we were looking at. I'll have the wheels in a few weeks and post some pics then too.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Sweet. Can't wait to see the results! I'm itchin' to put some different rims on this thing.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Wasn't sure if you were still on the hunt and I know they're not 15" steelies, but in case you were interested in seeing I just got a set of 08 Mustang 17x8s with 225/55R17's put on. With the 45mm offset, they tuck in a fair amount (the backspacing is 6.5", my stock wheels are 5"), but because they're such a wider wheel, the rears are flush with the body and the fronts stick out by about 1/2" at most. The tires will rub the front sway bar, but they don't touch the frame at all. They miss by just 1/16th of an inch on full lock.

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    Just thought I'd share in case you or people searching wanted to know.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    Discount sells the basic spare tire style (round holes) for around $55 each.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    JOYOTACO, thanks for the heads up.
    Here's what we ended up with. Kids super happy and the truck doesn't look half bad.
    i stuck a spring spacer (approx 2") in it with these wheels. If i do this again i'll spend the money for the lift spindles.

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    Summit Racing SUM-84-5765

    Steel, Black, 15 in. x 7 in., 5 x 4.5 in. Bolt Circle, 3.750 in. Backspace,SUM-84-5765


    http://www.summitracing.com/cart/estimateshipping
     
  9. Nov 21, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    Nice. The black wheels work good with the white truck.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    fgcutaco

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    The black wheels look great man!

    What size tires did you put em on?
     
  11. Nov 22, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    yeah thanks, they really changed the ride and feel of the truck a lot. Like I said earlier another 1-1/2 to 2" would have really made a perfect lift with these tires and wheels. Next time we will spend the dollars and get a drop spindle lift set up.
     
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