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Hi all,

This is my first post here and in all honesty I'm pretty green when it comes to just about everything mechanical (so go easy on me please.) However, I figured joining a forum like this with a lot of knowledgable individuals would be a good place to gain some knowledge of my own surrounding my truck.

I have a '98 S10 with the 4.3L, 4x4. The wheels are pretty rough on it and I was hoping to get a new set of wheels for it but didn't want to go aftermarket.

I love the look of these specific ZQ8's (below), but have been reading mixed reports on whether they'd fit my truck. I'm seeing that there could be maintenance required due to hub sizing but then also have read that these particular wheels only fit a 2WD and would stick out a couple inches from the wheel well on a 4x4.

Honestly, I'm just hoping to get a definitive answer on whether I should even buy a set of these or if I need to go a different avenue. Looking forward to reading your replies, appreciate you all for your time. See below for a picture of the wheels.

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They will stick out quite a bit 馃
I would source a different wheel with the appropriate backspacing for a 4x4
 

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Do you have zr2 flares? Those may may a difference a bit
 

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I believe the zq8s can work if you get flares from a zr2. SEXY AF
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Do you have zr2 flares? Those may may a difference a bit
My truck's a LS trim, no special packages like ZR2 so no I don't believe it has the ZR2 flares. It's an extended cab, regular-sized bed, but no optional packages I'm aware of.

EDIT: I see your pic, I do have flares but they don't look like the ones on yours there.
 

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Not my truck, sorry if my post was misleading.
I think if you located a pair of zr2 flares your s10 would take on a whole different look with the zq8 wheels
 

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Not my truck, sorry if my post was misleading.
I think if you located a pair of zr2 flares your s10 would take on a whole different look with the zq8 wheels
ZR2 flares are not a simple bolt on application. Might look at some Bushwackers if they're still available.
 

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Not my truck, sorry if my post was misleading.
I think if you located a pair of zr2 flares your s10 would take on a whole different look with the zq8 wheels
This is a picture of my truck and the flares on it, they actually do look somewhat similar to those ZR2 flares in the picture above and I have no idea if they are stock or not, I bought the truck used last May and it's been my daily driver but will soon become a project. I know it's not a full shot but may give you some insight for what I'm working with.

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Welcome to the forum. If you're looking to keep things looking stock, then I'd look for the OEM sized wheels. For the 4WD, the factory ones were 15x7, with a 5-4.75"(120.65mm) pattern, and a 50mm offset. You might check Craigslist, as individuals are always parting out their trucks, and you may find a good set for a good price.
 

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Welcome to the forum. If you're looking to keep things looking stock, then I'd look for the OEM sized wheels. For the 4WD, the factory ones were 15x7, with a 5-4.75"(120.65mm) pattern, and a 50mm offset. You might check Craigslist, as individuals are always parting out their trucks, and you may find a good set for a good price.
Thanks for the warm welcome! I am definitely looking to keep the truck stock on the outside for the most part. I'll definitely look into OEM wheels matching those measurements to see if I can find some I really like.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome! I am definitely looking to keep the truck stock on the outside for the most part. I'll definitely look into OEM wheels matching those measurements to see if I can find some I really like.
There are also companies that refurbish factory wheels and you might want to check them out, if for nothing else than some 'window shopping'. You might looks at https://www.detroitwheelandtire.com, Midwest Wheel & Tire for OEM Wheels - Factory Rims Wheels, or Hubcaps Hubcap Wheelcovers Hub Caps Rims Wheels. There are others as well but if you are browsing, make sure to verify the wheel is for 4WD.
 

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There are also companies that refurbish factory wheels and you might want to check them out, if for nothing else than some 'window shopping'. You might looks at https://www.detroitwheelandtire.com, Midwest Wheel & Tire for OEM Wheels - Factory Rims Wheels, or Hubcaps Hubcap Wheelcovers Hub Caps Rims Wheels. There are others as well but if you are browsing, make sure to verify the wheel is for 4WD.
I appreciate the resources! I've checked out Detroit Wheel & Tire a couple of times and glad to see a recommendation of them. Wasn't sure if they were legitimate.
 

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I appreciate the resources! I've checked out Detroit Wheel & Tire a couple of times and glad to see a recommendation of them. Wasn't sure if they were legitimate.
Just so you know, those listings are not recommendations as I haven't had any direct experience with them, but they do seem to all be reputable outfits. Maybe other members can share any contacts they may have had with wheel suppliers.
 

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What you need are a set of ZR5 wheels. They are both stock fit for a 4wd and good looking. And you won't have to buy all new 16" tires that the ZQ8 wheels require and fender flares. The total cost for the ZQ8's with tires and flares will be a lot more $.
The ZR5's just need you to slap your tires on em. Be sure they include center caps with either style wheels. Those can be very expensive separately for either style.
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I got a set of the ZR5's last fall after stumbling across them on CL, and found the (GM) center caps on eBay, along with a set of locking lug nuts. The wheels needed a bit of cleanup and I repainted the back sides, and clear coated the front & back sides. All-in for the wheels, (new) center caps,(new) lug nuts, paint and other supplemental supplies totaled less than $400. The part number for the wheels (w/ charcoal accent color) is 15169580; they also came in an all silver finish (part #15169579). Below is a reference photo of them on my Sonoma.
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Just so you know, those listings are not recommendations as I haven't had any direct experience with them, but they do seem to all be reputable outfits. Maybe other members can share any contacts they may have had with wheel suppliers.
Appreciate that. I'm sure I'll end up finding a set on Marketplace or something.

I'll look into those if I decide to go this route, they look nice!

What you need are a set of ZR5 wheels. They are both stock fit for a 4wd and good looking. And you won't have to buy all new 16" tires that the ZQ8 wheels require and fender flares. The total cost for the ZQ8's with tires and flares will be a lot more $.
The ZR5's just need you to slap your tires on em. Be sure they include center caps with either style wheels. Those can be very expensive separately for either style.
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Wow! Those look tough. Thanks so much for sharing.

I got a set of the ZR5's last fall after stumbling across them on CL, and found the (GM) center caps on eBay, along with a set of locking lug nuts. The wheels needed a bit of cleanup and I repainted the back sides, and clear coated the front & back sides. All-in for the wheels, (new) center caps,(new) lug nuts, paint and other supplemental supplies totaled less than $400. The part number for the wheels (w/ charcoal accent color) is 15169580; they also came in an all silver finish (part #15169579). Below is a reference photo of them on my Sonoma.
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Oh yeah, those look mean on this truck. I think this will be the route I go for minimal maintenance and best fit.
 
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