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Wheels #1335938 Sun Dec 01 2019 04:16 AM
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mark boltjes Offline OP
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I’ve been searching the forums for info on wheel and tire upgrades for my 1953 3800 1ton. I would like to upgrade to 20” wheels on the rear. Can someone steer me in the right direction ?

Re: Wheels [Re: mark boltjes] #1335943 Sun Dec 01 2019 05:16 AM
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Hy Mark Boltjes, you might be able to find 19.5" tubeless wheels easier, as far as I know those would be the largest wheels with the correct bolt pattern.

Re: Wheels [Re: mark boltjes] #1335948 Sun Dec 01 2019 12:02 PM
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Re: Wheels [Re: mark boltjes] #1335990 Sun Dec 01 2019 05:52 PM
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22.5's are the same OD as 20's without the difficulty of getting them mounted. If you have 5/10 on 7.25", look on late '50's farm trucks for when tubeless tires first came out. If you have 8 on 6.5", 19.5's are available aftermarket, some new trucks. Why would one want 20's on rear?

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
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Re: Wheels [Re: mark boltjes] #1335991 Sun Dec 01 2019 05:56 PM
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John Milliman Offline
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I concur with Ed -- Why? I have my original 17's on my truck with new bias plys. With the 261 and 4.11 gears in the axle, I cruise 65 and keep up with traffic light traffic just fine.


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Wheels [Re: John Milliman] #1336575 Thu Dec 05 2019 09:21 PM
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WyoFlyer Offline
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John, where did you get your bias ply tires? I've been looking around and only found a few on Coker tire, but not the good old mud tires like are on the rear now.

Re: Wheels [Re: WyoFlyer] #1336674 Fri Dec 06 2019 04:45 PM
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John Milliman Offline
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Originally Posted by WyoFlyer
John, where did you get your bias ply tires? I've been looking around and only found a few on Coker tire, but not the good old mud tires like are on the rear now.


I got mine at Universal Vintage Tire


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Wheels [Re: John Milliman] #1337292 Wed Dec 11 2019 05:03 PM
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Thanks for the lead. Strange that they only make the Super Traxion tires for the rear in 17.5 inch. At least they have the Super Transport in the right size.

Re: Wheels [Re: mark boltjes] #1337349 Thu Dec 12 2019 02:38 AM
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Tony292 Online
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Nebraska tire carries several types of 20 inch tires


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