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    Question 17" wheels on mm.

    hello, I have a set of 17 " dakota steel wheels with the same lug pattern and was trying to to figure outhow to mount them up. I understand you can grind the tabs down but what does it mean to turn down the rear axle? Also should I be using acorn buldge lugnuts or ball radius for oem steel wheels?

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    If I'm understanding this correctly you are talking about the axle hub that is raised. If thats is what you are talking about I don't see any reason you cant use a grinder to bring them down to be flush with the drum. As for the nuts it all depends on wheel holes.
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    Dakota wheels are 6 x 4.5 - our trucks are 6 x 5.5 - if they fit on the studs, they aren't Dakota wheels. I had a 91 Dakota with the 6 bolt, so I know they don't fit.
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    pennyman1 right the dakota had a different bolt pattern than our trucks, and the viper uses the the dakota hubs

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    sorry all, they are GMC savnna steel wheels not dakota . pennyman is correct . They do fit and the bolt pattern is the same just the hub center wheel size is smaller.

    here is the same wheels that i will be trying to use.

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    17 ''gmc savana van steel wheels. I wanted some info on grinding the tabs or punching the centers out thanks for the advice.
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    I choose to grind down the tabs on the front and the ends of the axles for the rear. Now i can fit any 6x5.5 wheel. And i didn't weaken the strength of the wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxdsm View Post
    17 ''gmc savana van steel wheels. I wanted some info on grinding the tabs or punching the centers out thanks for the advice.
    What is the Width on these wheels ???
    17" X ???
    And do you know the Offset or Backspacing ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by OG Arrow View Post
    What is the Width on these wheels ???
    17" X ???
    And do you know the Offset or Backspacing ???
    17x7.5 . not sure on offset or backspacing need to do some more test fitting.

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    Those will look good, post some pics when they are mounted on.

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    Yes Absolutely ! Post Some Pix !
    I like em ,,, and 7.5 wide too ,,, sounds like a good candidate.
    (I don't want to go Too wide, as I want to have my truck fairly low)
    Those look Nice !
    And let us know How your Test Fitting Goes !

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    Get the alloy ones then all you have to do is grind the tabs.
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    They are also from 07 and up savana's and sierra's.

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    Sorry for semi-jackin but
    WHAT "TABS" are you kids talkin about?
    I got making the flange a smaller dia.
    but dont' remember any 'tabs'

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    tabs are on the front hubs - just grind then off
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    I have 17" Silverado steel wheels just ground out the centers.

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