What ya'll think of these new wheels/tires? I dig em. Any shock suggestions?

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@SquareRoot Mike,(and anyone else that would way in with thoughts) I like the new wheels but also agree the OG's were great. I am looking for info from you because it seems you are in a similar height/wheel/tire size situation as me. Not trying to sideline the thread, just looking for feedback. I purchased my truck as you see in my Avatar. I was told by the previous owner it's a 2" lift. I think it really might be 1.5". The wheels are 18" and tires are 33". Mine only rub at extreme left and right turns of the wheel. These are Ultra Motorsport wheels and the tires are Salun AT's. I like the wheels but would one day like to get something a little different that is resto-mod-ish. The tires are not even half way through their life so I will be keeping them for a while even though I would rather ride on some Goodyears or something comparable. Sending photos of ideas next, let me know what y'all think.
 

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Current wheels and tires. 4x4 and regular spindles fit over hubs.
 

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I think I want these Detroit Steels. They make an 18" wheel in this variety. Something like this. What do you think it would look and perform like if I took the lift out? Or should I kep the lift?
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Also, I have no idea if I would be able to get the factory spindles on these Detroit Steels or not... I would prefer to have the factory spindles.
 

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@SquareRoot Mike,(and anyone else that would way in with thoughts) I like the new wheels but also agree the OG's were great. I am looking for info from you because it seems you are in a similar height/wheel/tire size situation as me. Not trying to sideline the thread, just looking for feedback. I purchased my truck as you see in my Avatar. I was told by the previous owner it's a 2" lift. I think it really might be 1.5". The wheels are 18" and tires are 33". Mine only rub at extreme left and right turns of the wheel. These are Ultra Motorsport wheels and the tires are Salun AT's. I like the wheels but would one day like to get something a little different that is resto-mod-ish. The tires are not even half way through their life so I will be keeping them for a while even though I would rather ride on some Goodyears or something comparable. Sending photos of ideas next, let me know what y'all think.
Ok, so I learned that a "33", "35", etc is a generalization and varies by up to an inch based on brand, model and aspect ratio. I knew the look I wanted and did a lot of homework and measuring to get what I have. I learned what offset versus backspacing is. And fitting the tire width to the wheel width makes a difference in looks. Basically I like straight sidewalls hence the 285 tires on a 9 inch wheel.
 

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For sure keep the lift. I like those. I think you mean center caps, not spindles?
 
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The tires are not even half way through their life so I will be keeping them for a while even though I would rather ride on some Goodyears or something comparable.
Since you asked, I've had some bad luck with Goodyears. Notice Mike has B F Goodrich, they are good. For a little less money I've been running Firestones, no issues. Many good brands out there, but me, I would not consider Goodyears in that list.
 

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Unlike your distaste for my wheels, I like those Visions…
Fwiw, higher load rated tires can ride just as smooth as lower rated. Just adjust the pressure.
 

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Unlike your distaste for my wheels, I like those Visions…
Fwiw, higher load rated tires can ride just as smooth as lower rated. Just adjust the pressure.
I like your wheels. Actually today was the first I put any miles on them. I drive 25 miles to work. The difference in ride quality just by having new tires is amazing. And driving on a freshly paved highway at 75 it was smooth as glass. I'm quit impressed with my dumb luck
 
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I like the wheels they look great.
As far as shocks go, I've had the yellow and blue Bilstein gas shocks on my '82 C20.
They're good quality shocks and they'll last a long time but I find that they ride very roughly.
I by far prefer the Rancho adjustable RS9000 shocks.
 

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I like your wheels. Actually today was the first I put any miles on them. I drive 25 miles to work. The difference in ride quality just by having new tires is amazing. And driving on a freshly paved highway at 75 it was smooth as glass. I'm quit impressed with my dumb luck
Haha maybe you were f…ing with me when you said they looked like one of those fertilizer sprayer tractors! All good. Cheers!
 

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Also, I have no idea if I would be able to get the factory spindles on these Detroit Steels or not... I would prefer to have the factory spindles.
If you look at DSWs website, they will tap the wheels for the OE style center caps you’re talking about. Or tap and add clips for hubcaps like my wheels.
I’m impressed with the quality of the Detroit steelies. Durability, idk, my kids truck is a pavement princess.
What I can tell you is they are VERY heavy for their size. Not a deal breaker but worth mentioning. Look up the weights and compare to say some stock 15-16” steelies or most any alloy wheel.
I love the look of the Delrays too and would have probably gotten those if our truck was a half ton.
 

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