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Old 07-20-2009, 09:21 PM   #101
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

I did not check to see if the p/n are different but i know that there are currently (7) wheels available in the "newdesign" in fresno and only a set or two more in chicago and one other place i cant remember. as far as the are you getting the new or old that would be something everyone would have to ask when ordering. just telling him my truck and year he immediatley told me of the new design. so when ordering i can only HOPE that you would get the new design.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:20 PM   #102
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I did not check to see if the p/n are different but i know that there are currently (7) wheels available in the "newdesign" in fresno and only a set or two more in chicago and one other place i cant remember. as far as the are you getting the new or old that would be something everyone would have to ask when ordering. just telling him my truck and year he immediatley told me of the new design. so when ordering i can only HOPE that you would get the new design.
So I Take it that these new design are available now??
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:44 PM   #103
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

that is what i was told today. there are only a few sets available and i can only imagine that they will continue to build the wheel. he told me, not trying to "sell" them to me but telling me that they are one of the most sot after wheels they sell. i am going to keep in touch with him and get more info when he gets it.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:13 AM   #104
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:27 AM   #105
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

I'd like to get some more information on the revision to these wheels. If these fit, I'm definitely buying a set. You just can't beat that price...
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:37 AM   #106
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I own a 1972 Chevy C-10 pickup with 5x5 bolt pattern. It's been air-bagged and is awaiting a new set of wheels. I am extremely interested in the Boss 338 in a 20"x10" rear and 20"x8.5" front. However, I am hearing from some of my constituents that the wheels will not fit my truck due to the hub opening on the wheel being too small and the mounting pad surface being inadequate.

There are some rumors, though, that the problem is being resolved with a revision to the aforementioned wheel specifications. Is this true? And, if so, will the revised wheel be issued under a new name or will it still be the 338? Also, if still called the 338, how would I determine if I am purchasing the wheel that fits my truck.

Sorry to bombard you with so many questions. My personal opinion is that the 338 is one of the sharpest wheels available and think that they would look great on older vehicles, if manufactured to fit without any extraneous modifications. I am a member of www.67-72chevytrucks.com and we have opened up an entire thread on discussion of the fitment of this wheel and I assure you that your customer base will flourish if these wheels were indeed made to fit our vehicles.

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:43 PM   #107
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

Sounds like this might end up having a happy ending, . I never had a price for the wheels though....
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:51 PM   #108
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

Around $180 per wheel is the cheapest I have seen.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

Is that for 20" Chrome?
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

That is 20" grey centered wheels.
I don't imagine the chrome is much more.
A set of 4 should be no more than $800-$900.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

But if they don't fit,... it doesn't matter how cheap they are,...
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But if they don't fit,... it doesn't matter how cheap they are,...
Fact.

That's why I'm trying to get as much clarification as possible.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #113
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

I just looked on the BOSS web site:
http://www.bossmotorsports.com/wheel...ecs.cfm?id=408

For the 338 wheel, they do not even list the part number for the 20x8.5 wheel shown in the 1st post of this thead. They only show the 20x10 for the 5 on 5 pattern for the gray, chrome, or black wheels.

There is currently NO 20 x 8.5 wheel for the 5 on 5 pattern in the listing for this wheel.

I wonder if this is because of the changes they are making to it??
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I just looked on the BOSS web site:
http://www.bossmotorsports.com/wheel...ecs.cfm?id=408

For the 338 wheel, they do not even list the part number for the 20x8.5 wheel shown in the 1st post of this thead. They only show the 20x10 for the 5 on 5 pattern for the gray, chrome, or black wheels.

There is currently NO 20 x 8.5 wheel for the 5 on 5 pattern in the listing for this wheel.

I wonder if this is because of the changes they are making to it??

Hmmm, they were on there the other day. Methinks you may be onto something.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

Okay, I went by the Eagle/Boss wheel warehouse in B'ham today. The regional manager was actually there...They just "cleaned house" and are awaiting the new warehouse manager. He specifically said that the whole line of 338's are being retooled as they don't fit much of anything, not just the 5x5 crowd. They will become available in the proper offset and center bore in "2-3 weeks" per the Regional Manager for the South East. So I would anticipate 4-6 weeks just to be safe.

When they become available I kinda have an in with the incoming warehouse manager and may be able to get a pretty good deal on these...I'll keep everyone posted.

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Okay, I went by the Eagle/Boss wheel warehouse in B'ham today. The regional manager was actually there...They just "cleaned house" and are awaiting the new warehouse manager. He specifically said that the whole line of 338's are being retooled as they don't fit much of anything, not just the 5x5 crowd. They will become available in the proper offset and center bore in "2-3 weeks" per the Regional Manager for the South East. So I would anticipate 4-6 weeks just to be safe.

When they become available I kinda have an in with the incoming warehouse manager and may be able to get a pretty good deal on these...I'll keep everyone posted.

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Nice! I'm definitely in for that. I'm located in Dothan, AL and would gladly drive to Birmingham for a discount.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

If you get some good part numbers,... please post them.
I will be swapping my 20x8.5's out for the new design. I believe the 20x10's should still work for the rear.
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If you get some good part numbers,... please post them.
I will be swapping my 20x8.5's out for the new design. I believe the 20x10's should still work for the rear.
Yes, the 20x10's that you have will work. The new design will have a thicker mounting hat, so the lip will be a bit shallower, so the ones you have will look better...imho.

I will post the correct part #'s as soon as I can. You may want to check with whoever you bought your wheels from and see if they won't handle a warranty exchange for your existing 20x8.5's. If they haven't been mounted they should take care of you.

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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

Here are a couple of shots of my 18x9.5's on the rear of my '87. The tire is a 295/45r18 Toyo Proxes ST II. Keep in mind I will be doing a 4/5" drop on ol' Bob soon so that monster gap will be history.

If I can help in any way else let me know.

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I have already talked to him,... and he's waiting for a good part number to order two more 20x8.5's. I will be returning my old ones. Also,... for the 67-72 guys,... the rear 20x10's will require a spacer. I believe the 6.25" BS will be too much.
I'm going to try to fit these on my '69 (with the narrow '69 rearend and 5-lug conversion axles) I will probably run a 1" or 1-1/4" spacer.
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Re: Got some new wheels: Boss 338's in 20x10 and 20x8.5

I was at the Good-Guys Nashville nationals and saw a 65' chevy truck running the auto cross with these wheels. They were 18-8.5/18-9.5 and he told me that he did have a few issues.

At the time I had no idea that they were so wrong....ll I knew was I wanted a set for my 97' x-cab and my 58' shop truck.
Im glad to hear they are reissueing these wheels.

I was then a few weeks later at the Good-Guys columbus and talked with a dealer from Ky. He told me that they never made a 20x10..which we know better. It took me a minute to find the 18's in a 5 by 5 pattern. Im glad to know that they do have them in the 20's and 18's with our bolt pattern.

I must say that when I was in Nashville you couldnt turn your head with out seeing 3 sets on ever kinda car and truck.
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Nice! I'm definitely in for that. I'm located in Dothan, AL and would gladly drive to Birmingham for a discount.
x2 Im about 4 hrs away But wont mind the drive
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Okay. I spoke to the South East regional manager again this afternoon and he got a rather solid delivery date for the retooled grey 338's of August 18. I asked him to please order multiples sets for me in 18 & 20" in both staggered and extra of the wider for those wanting to run the same width all the way around. Once they are in and the pricing is set I will let everyone know.

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