We are still asking: What did you get done on your Bolt today ????
The question, initially posted May 23, 2005, was:
"Whatcha do on your Bolt this weekend?"
After 51,906,997 views, 7378 replies over 185 pages, this thread in General Truck Talk is a happening! And it's not just weekends anymore.
need upgrading, what has everyone done for rim and wheel combos, i know i can get ford rims from the 90s that work well. what tire size goes good with them? a 265/75/16? which converts to a 33ish by 10.4 ish??
The rims are 19.5's and I purchased them from southwestwheel.com the kit is SWWC2A. The truck has a 14 bolt rear axle which made installation easier and I drilled out the front the front hubs for larger studs. The kit comes with 4 aluminum and 2 steel rims with center caps. The only problem I had was the steel rims in the kit were closer to the rear springs than I liked but I had some other rims that solved that problem. I also changed the center caps to GM center caps so that meant installing metric studs which is no problem because the metric and standard studs are the same size where they press into the hubs.
I used these on my one ton with a 215/85/16 (IIRC). They cleared my Canadian tie rods with about 1/2” of clearance. You lose about an inch of ride height. This combo has been great on my 1951 1 ton. I still have to rivet on my original hubcap clips, but haven’t got to it in over 1500 miles!
Here is a link of my build showing these rims. I also attached a picture of it completed. I’d use these rims again in a heartbeat. The only negative I have to say about them is that they didn’t clean off the welding spatter 100% on the backside, so there are bumps in the paint around the backside welds. This stopped me from giving a 5/5 rating. I gave 4/5.
1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny 1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10. 1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny. 1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s
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