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#833525 - Thu Mar 08 2012 08:01 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: fclaridge]
HevyHauler Offline
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Fred you should give consideration to your gear ratio as well the smaller tires will slow you down and cause your engine to have to rev higher. You will most likely find it necessary to change the rear end as well to run the shorter tires.
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#833612 - Thu Mar 08 2012 11:48 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: HevyHauler]
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I guess I had that part in the back of my mind somewhere, but can deal with that at a later date. However, what options are there for changing out the gears? Are there gear sets available to do a quick swap? Or do I see another challenge in my future if I have to go that route?
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#833645 - Fri Mar 09 2012 07:47 AM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: fclaridge]
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It will most likely require changing the rear end to something more modern to get a gear ratio that is faster.
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#834081 - Sat Mar 10 2012 04:37 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: don stocker]
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Ok, got the wheels on and here's a pic.

[IMG]http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/fclaridge/195Wheels3.jpg[/IMG]

Eventhough they are smaller than the 22.5s I think I like it. There is 6.5" in the rear from the top of the tire to the bottom of the wheelwell so I can go another 2" lower in back and 4" from the top of the tire to the bottom lip in the front, giving me at least 3-4" more to lower. That will fill the fender opening and give me a more hotrod look. I know this look isn't for everyone, but that's the look I am going for. Thoughts?


Edited by fclaridge (Sat Mar 10 2012 07:06 PM)
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#836813 - Mon Mar 19 2012 11:23 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: fclaridge]
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Not bad.
Does anyone have any photos they can point me toward with a AD big bolt truck with 19.5s and 8r19.5 or similar tires?


Edited by MrJuanderful (Mon Mar 19 2012 11:25 PM)
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#845287 - Fri Apr 20 2012 01:35 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: MrJuanderful]
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#850259 - Wed May 09 2012 08:39 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: MrJuanderful]
Paul Denicola Offline
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http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh557/PJDRETIREE/Bully%20Restoration/IMG_1385.jpg


Accuride item number 29667PG wheels with Dynatrc ST990, 8R19.5 tires


Edited by PJDRETIREE (Wed May 09 2012 08:50 PM)
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#885230 - Thu Sep 27 2012 05:29 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: fclaridge]
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fclaridge, I know this is an older post, but the subject is still revelant. In the pic you posted of the rear drum fitting inside the wheel on the first page of this thread, http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m290/fclaridge/195Wheel7.jpg is there enough clearance there between the drum and wheel to allow air flow over the drum to keep it cool or allow it to expand? Thanks.
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#885463 - Fri Sep 28 2012 11:08 PM Re: Discussion 19.5" wheels and fitment [Re: fclaridge]
fclaridge Offline
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I think there is. I'll get a pic tomorrow and post. I have the brakes installed and the drums and wheels painted so it will be easier to see the clearance.
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