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Check out my winter wheels for the 2011

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by cubicinches, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    So, my 2011 Silverado came with 18" wheels. I'm a big fan of Nokian Hakkapeliitta snow tires, and they aren't available in 18"... so I was in search of some 17" wheels. The 2011 Silverado HD's have a 8 X 180mm bolt pattern, and the selection of wheels with that bolt pattern is slim, as nothing else uses it. I searched around for takeoffs from a 2011 with 17" wheels, but there weren't many to be had, and the ones that were out there came with tires which I didn't want, and were pretty big money also. I never dreamed I'd buy nice custom wheels to put on for the winter, but after seeing what I'd pay for takeoffs... I wound up with 17" KMC XD Series Spys in black. I'm not big on black wheels, but chrome wasn't available yet in 8 X 180. I guess they look ok with the silver... we'll see what they look like after a season in the salt... :eek: :D


    Tell me what ya think...

    2011 w spys.jpg
     
  2. bronco91

    bronco91 Senior Member
    from wyckoff
    Messages: 146

    Looks good
     
  3. Silverado10923

    Silverado10923 Member
    Messages: 82

    Nice! I also like the one piece bumper they put on the 11's better than the robocop ones on my 10. I know the whole trruck is retooled but the only cosmetics are the hood and bumper. Good luck with it.
     
  4. mossman381

    mossman381 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,410

    If you wash your truck the wheels should look pretty good after winter.
     
  5. XxChevy-HDxX

    XxChevy-HDxX Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 309

    Those wheels look awsome!!
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    Looks really good to me.
     
  7. ameyerman

    ameyerman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Looks bad ass :drinkup:
     
  8. bossman22

    bossman22 Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Those are sick what are you talking about?!?!?!?!
     
  9. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,577

  10. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Thanks for the compliments guys. I guess black wheels have never really done much for me. The black Spys look better than I thought they would... I guess they're growing on me. :nod:

    At the time I ordered these, there were only three wheels out of KMC's whole lineup that they were making in an 8 X 180 bolt pattern. My buddy owns the place where I purchased these, and he claims that KMC will be offering more of their wheels in 8 X 180 by springtime.

    If that's the case, there will be a 20" set of these on it in the spring...

    XD Series Badlands... :D

    Badlands.jpg
     
  11. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Thats a nice truck, got any more pics of it?
     
  12. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Nice truck, wheels look great!!
     
  13. gc3

    gc3 Senior Member
    Messages: 713

    Looks good. I take my dc-1 rims off in the winter and go back to stock rims. After one winter season it was to rough on them.