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Old 10-13-2010, 05:32 PM   #1
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can firebird rims fit on a s10

just want to know it u can put Firebird 16" rims on a s10 i know the back spacing on the front rims are different than the back but my truck is lifted up and need to take my 33's off and have a few set of 16" tires around and yes i know it will look stupid with Pontiac rim on a s10 but i do a good job at looking stupid so my truck will look it to
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yeah, I think only the rears will fit properly iirc. So 4 rears would fit
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Re: can firebird rims fit on a s10

a friend has trans am wheels on his 1st gen. fit on frt and rear.
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is your truck 4x or 2x and what year trans am did they come off of, any picks?
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Re: can firebird rims fit on a s10

my truck is a 85 4x4 the rims i am looking at r off a 88 formula
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the 16'' formula rims should fit a 4x4, they have the same BS as the 4x4's or close to it.
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cool thanxs for the info
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right sorry, i assumed you were 2wd for some reason
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if they're going on a 2wd then i think you need 1/4'' spacers it the front and like a 1 1/2'' in the rear or something like that for them to look right and not rub.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mostizzle
the 16'' formula rims should fit a 4x4, they have the same BS as the 4x4's or close to it.
The Formula 16's have different backspace front-rear. Only the rears are similar to a 4x4, but since the 4x4 has a wider track at the front it should work if you switch them around. Put the fronts on the rear and the rears on the front, should work out OK.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mikedoe
just want to know it u can put Firebird 16" rims on a s10 i know the back spacing on the front rims are different than the back but my truck is lifted up and need to take my 33's off and have a few set of 16" tires around and yes i know it will look stupid with Pontiac rim on a s10 but i do a good job at looking stupid so my truck will look it to
The rims will fit on your s10. Pontiac Firebird had no tire size option for the 16 in rims. 245/50's . . .with the 4 - 16's installed, the 4x4 gear ratio will have a slight signal change, but no problem. One of two concerns is the stud length and lug nuts. The standard studs will not give you a full stud thread. The standard nuts have a smaller bevel cone. Suggest that two longer studs be installed on front / rear and 20 lug-nuts with 'more-meat' secure the rims.

Note: The 245/50's mounted stick out a 'bit' and while they look good, each will be subject to introduce road debris to the lower panels.


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Re: can firebird rims fit on a s10

Front backspacing specs 4.75
Rear backspacing specs 5.25
Formula Firebird wheels /\
4th gen wheels that fiit nicely on a 4wd has a 6.875 backspacing, so they will stick out past the fenders per these specs. Now these specs vary on wheel width, but stock 4wd S-Series has a 6.000 backspacing.
Stock 4wd wheel specs are 15x7, and formula wheels are a 16x8.

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http://www.tacreationsusa.com/firebird_wheels.htm <---- best link there is to answer most questions about this firebird and camaro/TA wheel post.. i have a set of 91-92 Firebird optional rims "Gold" and painted them Metallic and both the same wheel backspacing on both front and back. and 5x4.75 Here is a link to my photo album showing you my 98 truck with the wheels on it. I have no problems with rubbing but the back wheels stick in a bit in my opinion.http://www.flickr.com/photos/volkswagenbus/4825864946/sizes/l/in/photostream/. I also have a different rearend in it 3.73 I ruduced the tire size down 10% and went wee a bit wider on the tire width. The truck seems to get better gas mileage, and im not sure why...any ideas? i live in Northwest-flatland Ohio and its an Automatic. I paid $400 for this truck, put plug wires on it and have driven it from ohio to Washington state all the way to maine. And i live in ohio, so its been back and fourth. I love My truck!
Old 12-25-2010, 08:44 PM   #14
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i almost bought a set of those a couple years ago but they were beat.
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