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Old 04-08-2017, 12:16 PM   #1
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Hubcap Decision on Steelies

Got the steelies on today. Period correct dog dishes would be stainless with blue. I took pictures of a few different hubcaps so others can see what they want. I drove myself nuts trying to decide (and everyone in the house and at work as well). Girlfriend started mailing me hubcaps that I already bought to feed my addiction and keep me calm. Let me know what you think! Most likely I will go with the stainless blue bowtie but my favorite is white with the blue.
Tires are 275/60/15 Mastercraft Avenger (Considering 255/70/15).
Wheels are 15x8 Wheel Vintique Series 62 (4.25”backspace) powdercoated. I went one shade in on the white – they look good but if I could do it over I would’ve used the brighter white.
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Old 04-08-2017, 12:18 PM   #2
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:11 PM   #3
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

The choice is obvious to me. Stainless with blue bowties. If your bumper were white I'd pick white paint with blue.
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:16 PM   #4
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

I need to get steelies for my truck, I agree with the above, stainless with bowties. Your truck looks great.
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Old 04-08-2017, 01:35 PM   #5
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They all look great no matter what. That's why I own many different styles.
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:28 PM   #6
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

First off, excellent choice of wheels! As for the caps, definitely the stainles with blue bowties.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:32 PM   #7
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First off, excellent choice of wheels! As for the caps, definitely the stainles with blue bowties.
Definitely the 71 style stainless. The square body caps just never seem to look right on these trucks to me. Too new...
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:35 PM   #8
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

I agree. I have five 6" steelies that I'm going to powdercoat black - those I think will get the square body flats - or none at all.
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:17 AM   #9
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

Nice truck, and a huge improvement with the white wheels and caps. It sits good too. Stainless with blue is the only way to go. Looks perfect!!
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

I think it's unanimous... As for tires - you mentioned 2550/70/15 as another option. They are a good option, fills out the wheelwell similarly, but just a skinnier look (compared to 275/60s). All depends on the look you prefer - but both are good. But your steelies are a good bit wider than stock c10, so you'd want to make sure the 255s look ok - I think they'd look and fit just fine on there. Good choice, amazing what a small change such as wheels and tires can do to complete the look of a truck. Unfortunately, they can, by themselves, ruin the look of a truck also . I think your truck was awesome before, now it's awesomer. FWIW, I never would have noticed the wheels were a shade off of white if you hadn't mentioned it. Glad you went with blackwalls as well. Enjoy!
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:13 AM   #11
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

I say change them out depending on the day of the week. Or maybe the time of year. White for winter, blue for spring, yellow for summer. Seriously though I agree with most above that the blue bowtie looks best.
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I think it's unanimous... As for tires - you mentioned 2550/70/15 as another option. They are a good option, fills out the wheelwell similarly, but just a skinnier look (compared to 275/60s). All depends on the look you prefer - but both are good. But your steelies are a good bit wider than stock c10, so you'd want to make sure the 255s look ok - I think they'd look and fit just fine on there. Good choice, amazing what a small change such as wheels and tires can do to complete the look of a truck. Unfortunately, they can, by themselves, ruin the look of a truck also . I think your truck was awesome before, now it's awesomer. FWIW, I never would have noticed the wheels were a shade off of white if you hadn't mentioned it. Glad you went with blackwalls as well. Enjoy!
Thanks Jocko. That truck needed steelies IMO. Here is a picture of the 255/70 on 8" rallye - I agree they fill out the wheel well. Amazing what half an inch can do on a tire.
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No winter driving for this truck. HAHA. Id like to find 3 more white/blue to swap out. I haven't mounted any yet, I like the no cap look as well. Hate to push them babies on fresh paint!!
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Stainless & blue! Great looking truck.
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Old 04-09-2017, 10:54 AM   #15
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Aluminum wheels will be posted in parts later on in the week if anyone is interested. 8" wide with 3.5" backspace. Chevrolet spinner caps.
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Old 04-09-2017, 04:29 PM   #16
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

Since your truck is a super, I think the stainless are the right choice. Any chance you want to part with the blue painted caps? I need 2 or 3 nice caps for my C10- thanks
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Old 04-09-2017, 05:08 PM   #17
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Since your truck is a super, I think the stainless are the right choice. Any chance you want to part with the blue painted caps? I need 2 or 3 nice caps for my C10- thanks
Not at this time. I'm actually hunting 3 more. I only have the 1. If I decide to unload it I will let you know.
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No caps at all looks good too
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It's a Cheyenne Super, do it right with what goes on them. Beefy stock is just too hip
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Re: Hubcap Decision on Steelies

Stainless with Blue bowties is the look. That's what I'm going to do with my truck, I FINALLY found a nice set of caps, now I just need to get tires.

I hate to part with my slotted dish mags, but 16.5 tires are getting harder to find, and more expensive.

And I like doing burn out's too much, so I need tires that cost less.

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