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    Quote Originally Posted by Twgman View Post
    Kady - the suburban looks good! I've always liked the look of those rims. I'm 92.5% sure those will fit the van - need to get three door hinges replaced, tint the windows and get some running boards (actually the ones you have on your suburban are what I want).

    So far I've liked this van A LOT more than I anticipated!

    T
    Thanks. I unfortunately sold my suburban 3 years ago. My running boards were stock that came on the truck
    00 Chevy Tahoe LT, 5.3 4x4

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    This is a great topic and an interesting question. I am a newbie here but this question drew me in. I have been investigating this myself in detail as I want to place a set of the HD aluminum rims on my 02 Express 3500 that we use as a camper and college hauler. I currently have the steels with trim rings but want to upgrade rims when I get new tires in the not to distant future. I borrowed an HD rim from a friend to check fitment on the van. Bolt pattern was fine but there was no tire on it to check clearances. I took lots of measurements and came up with the following for what it is worth.

    The aluminum wheels are 16x6.5Jx28 which is a 6.5 inch wide rim with a 28mm offset. The steels are 16x6.5 but there is no offset marking that I can find so I kept measuring and as near as I can tell, the offset is very close to 17mm. So the difference in offset (11mm) equals .433 inches (about 7/16") closer to the center of the vehicle. Both sides combined narrows the track (distance between the tires) by a little less than an inch. This may be considered very minor but I am not sure. I do not want to affect the vehicle handling or stability. I considered spacers to compensate but then thread engagement of the lug nuts may become a concern unless the studs are replaced with longer.

    Would love to hear of someone with firsthand experience.

    Thanks for listening.
    Last edited by 65taurus; 01-26-2013 at 02:54 AM.

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