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Old 03-15-2012, 04:40 PM
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reverse wheels

Has anybody put a set of reverse wheels on an 80s style truck?

Just wondering. I am in need for a new set because mine are to rusted to balance and riveted ones (un reversed) were spotted at the last trip to the j yard.

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what is a reverse wheel?
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WHEELS, "How To Reverse Wheels" - THE H.A.M.B.

basically, cutting the centers out of a steel rim and flipping it around to decrease the offset for a deeper dish.
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The only riveted stock wheels I have ever seen, where for a much older truck, and the centers wouldn't clear the brake calipers on newer trucks. I would highly suggest a test fit before spending any money or time on modifying the wheels.
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What do you want to accomplish by reversing the offset? Just appearance?
With reverse offset wheels, you are going to add a lot of extra stress to your wheel bearings, the thing is going to dart left and right every time you hit a little bump or dip in the road, and your tires aren't going to clear the wheel wells.
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Call Stockton Wheel and have them make you a set.
Then you can have a set like this 15x10
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The only riveted stock wheels I have ever seen, where for a much older truck, and the centers wouldn't clear the brake calipers on newer trucks. I would highly suggest a test fit before spending any money or time on modifying the wheels.
riveted wheels were on trucks up to the 70s
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What do you want to accomplish by reversing the offset? Just appearance?
With reverse offset wheels, you are going to add a lot of extra stress to your wheel bearings, the thing is going to dart left and right every time you hit a little bump or dip in the road, and your tires aren't going to clear the wheel wells.
Well, I need new wheels because mine are to rusted to balance out and it is already messing up my wheel bearings. Also, I really like the way the look on the 70s- 60s trucks though I have never seen any on an 80s style truck.
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Call Stockton Wheel and have them make you a set.
Then you can have a set like this 15x10
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Those look great on that 4x4, but mine is a 2wd and I think that some 7-8" would look great.
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The term "reverse" is old school. The new term is "offset" and there is a positive offset and a negative offset. What you want is a wheel with a lot of negative offset. Just measure what you want, most people who make wheels will make a set for you or sell wheels with a variety of offsets.
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The term "reverse" is old school. The new term is "offset" and there is a positive offset and a negative offset. What you want is a wheel with a lot of negative offset. Just measure what you want, most people who make wheels will make a set for you or sell wheels with a variety of offsets.
Got it. That is what I am going for...reverse wheels.
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Where are you located? I have a set of deep reverse 15" 5 on 5.5 wheel setting out in my little shop. Don't think they'll work with disk brakes though.
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I don't suppose you still have those wheels just a sittin around anymore?
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Ive used chrome reverse wheels for FIFTY years. No bearing problems, no steering problems, they work fine. Yes If youre going very deep there would be a tire scraping issue. I have what we called spoke rims on my truck that are usually white but mine are chrome, they also come in different depths, just like reversed Ford rims. Deep chrome rims look awesome!
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They do mess up the steering geometry of the frontend, but most suspensions will tolerate it. If you draw a line through the upper and lower balljoint, where it lands on the road should be the center of the tire. A wheel with a lot of offset throws this off some, but like I said it seems to still work ok. You will feel road bumps pulling at the steering wheel a little more than normal.
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