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 Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D

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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:46 pm

Hey Guys,

I know it's not a B car, but it's still one of my rides. Wink

I had purchased a set of take-off H2 17"x8.5" wheels and tires about a month ago, but the 35's (315/70/17) wouldn't fit and I chickened out on the body lift I was gonna install to use them. Wink So I sold the tires (for more than I paid for the whole setup!) and got a set of 33's (285/70/17) instead. Got em from George at VIP! Thanks! Smile Sold the stock rims and tires off the truck, too! So I got a whole new set of wheels and tires for like 150 bucks after it was all said and done. Pretty cool, I think!

Here they are before I swapped out the step bars for full length ones.


And a butt shot... lol


Went to breakfast with my mom and stepdad this morning and he happened to bring his project fiero out. Man that thing looks TINY beside my truck!!!!






Only had to trim the fender lips a little bit...


It actually still only have MAYBE 1/4" clearance on the firewall side of the wheelwell at full lock, but I don't think it's rubbed there yet. Most of the rubbing was on the front.

I also had to modify my stock centercaps a little to reuse them. They have plastic caps that thread onto the lugnuts to hold them on so I figured it'd work easy, but no such luck. The caps have 4 little stand-offs on the base of them that set on the lug face. They kept them from fitting on the H2's because the lug faces are recessed on those rims a bit, so I just had to trim a lil bit more than 1/6" off the standoffs and they fit fine. No biggie. Dremel sure did come in handy for this rim swap! Very Happy

So apparently, you CAN fit 33's on a 2500 non-HD, with just a little trimming and a torsion bar crank. Although, I think I only have one more crank until they are maxed out...

Anyways, I totally diggem and just had to share. I think they look BAD ASS! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:39 pm

I told u them caps would look nice on there. Looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:23 am

Changed the whole look of the truk.. looks great! On a side note, did he do the gtp swap in the fiero?
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:01 am

i like it..
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:43 am

I like it a lot! I love a big set of tires that barely fit rather than a lift with tires that look tiny on a big lift. Love it!

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:24 pm

Love the wheels!

I put a set of new take-off '09 Tahoe 18" wheels with new tires on my truck after getting them online. You can find some amazing deals out there.
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:39 pm

I think they look sweet. And the GMC center caps really make your truck look upscale. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:22 pm

Thanks guys. Smile I really like them. And they are pretty quiet, it handles better, and the ride isn't all that bad. Stiffer but smoother, if that makes any sense... Wink

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Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
www.badassofne.net
"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"
NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

LOWER IT!!! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:10 pm

time for a new signiture...
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:35 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Thanks guys. Smile I really like them. And they are pretty quiet, it handles better, and the ride isn't all that bad. Stiffer but smoother, if that makes any sense... Wink

I noticed when I put the newer wheels on my truck, they had less backspacing and it made it handle awesome
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toomanytoyz
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PostSubject: Re: Got the H2's and 33's on Big Ugly 2! :D   Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:14 pm

96slowss wrote:
time for a new signiture...

Picture or description? Suspect

Matt Trakker wrote:

I noticed when I put the newer wheels on my truck, they had less backspacing and it made it handle awesome

Yeah, I think that has something to do with it. And the rims are 2" wider than stock and the tires are probly 3" wider, too! Very Happy

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A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
American Ricer
www.badassofne.net
"Ooooh! Look! Something shiny!"
NO MORE UNICORNS!!!!!

LOWER IT!!! Wink
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