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Deep dish rallye wheels for 3/4 ton? Like 1/2t

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by uglytruk, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. uglytruk

    uglytruk Member
    Messages: 74

    I hope to switch my '83 1/2 ton shorty to 3/4 ton floating axles. The 8 bolt wheels are too skinny! Any thoughts on cutting and welding or widening wheels on the cheap? :rolleyes: I sure like the look of the 8" (or 9"?) rallye wheels. :help:
     
  2. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I think a company makes them aftermarket.. they make all sorts of repro Chevy rally wheels etc. in all different bolt patterns. Not sure of this one specifically.

    Remember that the center of the wheel, the lug portion and the part that makes it a rally wheel are the same piece, so not just a drill and reweld item.

    If you are not concerned about factory rallies so much as just size and decent appearance, the painted 'wagon spoke' wheels are available brand new somewhere around $50 each.... hard to beat at that price! Trim rings and factory GM center caps can often be used on them. In fact, I think they may have been a factory option at one point.
     
  3. 75gmck25

    75gmck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I called a company in California that did custom reproduction wheels, and replacement 8 bolt steel wheels for my K25 were about $130 each in 16x8 or 16x10. I'm still considering it for use with 315/75r16 tires.

    Wagon wheels are also available for about $60, and they were an OEM option in the 80's. You can also buy some good looking wheels for a decent price (about $95 each) from American Racing, but they don't look like rally wheels.

    Bruce
     
  4. uglytruk

    uglytruk Member
    Messages: 74

    I suppose I'd be happy with wide(ening) the stock wheels. But that's pricey, as the volume isn't there. Wagon wheels will have to do :drinkup:
     
  5. 75gmck25

    75gmck25 Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    American Racing has some steel wheels that are similar to a Rally design, and you can get them in an 8 bolt version. I don't remember the exact design for the GM Rally wheel, but the AR-767 might be something close enough, if you don't want a wagon wheel.

    I also like the American Racing Tailgunner (steel) and Python (alloy) models for a chrome wheel, and the price is not too bad on either one.

    Bruce