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Old March 27th, 2016, 05:00 PM
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Yes sir! I picked up a set of the 15 x 6" rims a few weeks ago. I am unsure of using them though. I am shooting for the skinny, tall and aggressive tire stance that the 16s with 235/85 or 750-16 tires would give. I can't find a 15" tire that gives that stance. If I can't find any, I am probably going to go with the 16 x 7 truck rallye wheels that wheel vintiques sells ( I think 66 series). The biggest issue with that is I can't use stock dog dish caps. Will need to figure something out for the 4x4 caps on the rallyes. I'd love to check out your ride sometime! Still running the 351?
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Old March 27th, 2016, 08:48 PM
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With the 15x5's, I'd love to have some 16's but what I would have to pay for the rims, powder coating and tires my wife would slash me with the credit card in my sleep. Still pretty stout.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 08:50 PM
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Old March 27th, 2016, 11:33 PM
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Bryan, that looks awesome! What brand and size tires are those?
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Old March 29th, 2016, 02:16 AM
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They are Super Traxion L78x15Lt. Just a warning they are 6 ply tires and they drive like 6 ply tires, very rough. They are amazing in any depth of snow you feel comfortable in, but I keep a set of radials on the side for summer cruising.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 08:24 PM
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Thanks Ed! I love what you did! Do you know what year they came out of? Did you have to fab/modify the seat brackets and /or bases? They look very original and I'm sure much more comfy and useful! I've been stockpiling cheap rear seats I find on Craigslist to give me options down the road. Yours look by far the best I've seen. Thank you!
The seats were a little too tall for the Suburban, so I had about 2" cut off of the risers. The bases are fairly crude -- just round tubing, so it was a simple modification, and the only thing I had to change. I secured them to the floor with U-bolts around the tubing with flat plates, nuts, and washers under the floor. I don't know what year the seats came from, but it had to be first generation Astrovan.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 05:34 AM
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Old May 24th, 2016, 04:54 PM
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Here are some pics of my 15" x 6" wheels I had powder coated at Les Schwab. They really look awesome for $26/wheel. I also had my new set of Buckshot Wide Mudder tires mounted on the powder coated wheels. I think they turned out awesome! The tires are N78-15's. Nice and meaty!
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Old May 26th, 2016, 05:35 AM
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Those plaid valve covers came out SUPER NICE! The clear coating does wonders! Love those tires! Might have a lead on 16 inch rims for my 64 so I am looking forward to a new set of 32 inch tall all terrains.

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Yeah, I looked long and hard for 16" rims with no luck. Here is my pic upload again.
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