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« on: May 20, 2017, 03:28:12 PM »

Anyone have the bread truck 19.5" (8 lug) wheels on a standard 3500 truck?  Just wondering about steering clearance issues up front on both 2WD and 4WD setups.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 01:16:11 PM »

I had them on my '98 C3500 crew cab but it had a crummy home-made body lift on it of roughly 3" depending on where you wanted to measure. Wink  No clearance issues at all and that was with 245/70/19.5 which were around 33" tall.  A 225/70/19.5 is closer to 32" so that's not a whole lot bigger than your regular ol' 235/75/16 so I don't think I would worry too much about clearance.



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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 08:05:14 PM »

Thanks Richard...I have a chance to pick up (6) of them for $300 with lug plates. The wheels are on an old bread truck...I'm not sure what year the newer bolt pattern came about. 

BTW That is a great looking truck.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 12:27:51 PM »

$300 is a pretty good deal for a full set.  The plates are nice to have but as you probably already know they're the same as the ones that would be on the regular C3500 16" wheels, nothing different about them.  They're essentially just adapters so you can use the OEM conical seat lugs.  You could instead leave them off and substitute lugs with the integral washers, like the style you'd use on a set of Alcoas.  Then of course you'd have to buy some of those lugs. Wink

I'm not aware of any bolt pattern change on the newer C3500's except for I *think* the 2001-up C3500's in the new GMT800 body style got a very slight increase in hub bore (4.60" vs. 4.56"), which if true, would be a problem using any of the older wheels.

That green crew cab was actually kind of a piece of junk but it served its purpose for a while which was my shop wrecker.

Couldn't honestly tell you how many miles were truly on that truck but once I started tearing it down the wear really made itself noticed.  The ball joints were so worn it made me seriously question my sanity for driving the thing on a 400 mile trip home from where I bought it.



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