Plus aluminum is more porous so oil stains are hard to get rid of. That is why powder coaters hate doing used aluminum parts.Sprayed the drivers side.
@goes2fast that would be nice to keep the corossion from starting. That is one reason I haven't put my motor in my chevelle. It sits outside and I don't want it to start getting that powdered coating on the aluminum parts.
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Torque thrust are not for me. They seem to be on everything. I thought about those 2000 C5 rims. I think they look good, not a fan of spacers though. I Iike the dated rims. I have a feeling they sold or he took them down. The post disappeared .If you like them go for it. I think they are a bit dated. Wouldn't you rather go with something timeless like Corvette style rally wheels? Or Torque Thrusts? Just askin?
I have no room to talk. I'm putting 97-04 chrome spoke Corvette C5 wheels on mine. Four 8.5x17 fronts. Picked up set from a guy who had them on a Camaro for $400. Had to put 2" spacers on the front because of the 58mm offset, but since I swapped to the Blazer brakes I was able to get good hub centric ones at a reasonable price. Gonna run 255/50R17 tires that are the same diameter as the original tires. Just 2" wider. Not lowering it because of the potholes around here.
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Since no matter what I try chrome lug nuts eventually rust I'm going to spring big bucks for stainless steel next time I buy new ones.Sorry you missed out since you liked them.
Don't pay any attention to my opinions. I used the same wheels on my 1991 C4. This old dog doesn't want to learn new tricks. Probably went with them because I was familiar with them. Or I'm stuck in a rut.
Actually the latest set is a bit different. On my C4 Corvette I just used the stock lug nuts with the chrome plastic caps. The set destined for the S10 use a combo style lugnut that has a short inner shank like old mags did and a 60°taper at the face of the wheel. They're chrome plated steel.
Bought a new set off eBay for $25 since the ones with the wheels were looking old. Corners were trying to rust where the impact smacks them. I'm using a cordless drill with 1/2" adapter which is not so brutal and a torque wrench on the new ones. You could feel them centering on the hub as they tightened.
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