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lofsfire
08-12-2009, 10:49 AM
So we had one of our brush trucks off road the other day and one of our guys bent one rim on this truck.
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/6/112861.jpg
Of course after having the rims on this truck for years there are no markings of a name or model number etc. And the firefighter that purchased them is no longer around.
Between the guys on the department we were able to fix it so the truck is usable but the rim will need to be replaced. I planed on just going through some old catalogs looking for the rims, but thought maybe someone might have the same rims on their tuck.

This truck is a 1986 Chevy 2500 with the 8 bolt pattern the rim. With a tire size of 33 x 12.50 r16.5lt. I'm told this is a older size and not a common anymore and may be hard to find.

Here are some up close pictures of the rims:

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/6/112862.jpg

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/6/112863.jpg

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/6/112864.jpg

robmountainking
08-12-2009, 01:17 PM
They look like American Racing wheels

michaeladams
08-12-2009, 04:23 PM
good call,that would be my guess.maybe centerlines

mezz
08-12-2009, 04:32 PM
They do look like they could be American Racing rims, possibly Outlaws or Baja. Though you may have luck finding rims that are similar. Those wheels have to be 20+ yrs old so I don't think you will find an exact match unless you check some salvage yards & get lucky. Here is an address to try for similar new wheels, www.wheelsforless.com (http://www.wheelsforless.com) . -Mezz

lofsfire
08-13-2009, 12:57 AM
Thanks guys, I think I may have found it just took the right key words in google and a few clicks.

Rock Crawler Series 88 Chrome Mod Wheel
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/6/112910.jpg

What do you think?

Mezz~ Guess I should have mentioned it, they can be more than 8yrs old. We actually bought the truck used from a guy that used it to plow his driveway that was about .25 miles long. The truck only had 30,000 miles on it back in 1998. And we waited 2 or 3 years before putting the tire and rims on it. But thanks b/c looking at the link you gave led me to another page the triggered some ideas on what to search which eventually led the to the rims above.

mezz
08-13-2009, 10:36 AM
lofsfire, Cool, glad it helped, at least kind of anyway. That style of rim has been around for some time. It reminded me of a buddy of mine who had a similar set on his truck back in the 80's.-Mezz

booondocker
08-13-2009, 07:29 PM
Maybe it's my eyes, but the lug pattern doesn't look the same.

einne
08-13-2009, 10:16 PM
8 or 5 pattern. booondocker - my eyes see same thing.

lofsfire
08-13-2009, 11:24 PM
LOL,

Ok good catch but that was the only picture I could find even next to the ones that said 8 lug. The more important part was the rim name/ style.
Also center caps are a little different but are sold separately so it does not matter.