Wheel Help

Alexgmcuk

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Falmouth, UK
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Alex
Truck Year
1986
Truck Model
Gmc K1500
Engine Size
350
Hi Everyone.

I have recently imported a 1986 GMC k1500 from Cali to the UK.

I'm an aircooled vw guy and this is my first yank vehicle. I'm a builder by trade so not well clued up about mechanics etc.

My truck is lifted. It has 15x12" with a -77mm offset 4" back space wheels with 33/14.5 tires. they stick out past the fender approx 4"

The wheels are aroun 1/4 - 1/2 " away from fouling the tie rods (track rods).

In the UK the mot law says the tyres cant protrude past the fender.

What wheel/tire set ups are people running to keep the wheels inside the fender or is anyone using fender flares?

I bought 15x10" wheels with a -32 offset but they are hitting the tie rods, I could use spacers but this is going to defeat the object of getting a narrower wheel.

My next issue is thread difference from usa to uk, so may need to import bits and pieces.

Can anyone help me at all with advice, point me in direction of reliable sellers etc.

Many Thanks Alex
 

hunters628

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Ellensburg Washington
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Hunter
Truck Year
1982
Truck Model
K10
Engine Size
305
Welcome aboard. I’m not a wheel guy but I am a Aircooled vw guy. Nice to have another here! Good luck my friend.
 

Poppy 87

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R10 Silverado
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Welcome from Georgia USA!! I believe that an 86 model came with metric wheel studs if that helps
 

Alexgmcuk

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Alex
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Gmc K1500
Engine Size
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Thanks Poppy I'll need to have a good look this week, assumed would be a 5/16-20 thread. what ive read online.

Wheels and tires are a minefield!!
 

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