How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask chevman101 Your Own Question

chevman101
chevman101, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 6
Experience:  8 Years GM exp. 2000 and newer expert
Type Your Chevy Question Here...
chevman101 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 1997 Silverado 2WD with 5-lug wheels..rotors

Customer Question

I have a 1997 Silverado 2WD with 5-lug wheels. I am wanting to put 6-lug wheels on it. I have purchased the light duty 2500 6-lug rotors for the front and I have had a spare set of axles redrilled for 6-lugs. What I want to know is what oem 6-lug wheel with the same hub bore and backspacing as my 5-lug wheels will fit my truck. I have 6-lug brake drums off a 1994 Yukon that fit the axles so that will not be a problem. Thanks, Jimmy
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  chevman101 replied 5 years ago.

Any six lug original equipment will fit your truck from 1988 to 2008. the six lug from 1988 to 1999 was intended for a 4wd and 5 lug for 2wd. Back spacing will be the same for 2 andXXXXXChevy trucks ( Silverados, Tahoes, and Sububans). If you have not picked out a set of wheels, you can check with your local Chevy dealer for a good deal on brand new take-offs.

You can install up to 20 inch wheels, but the 16 & 17 inch wheel wheels will give you the best ride, and try to stay with a factory size tire to keep the tires from rubbing, i.e. 265/75 R16 as an example, 285s will more than likely rub with out modifying the hieght of the truck or cutting the bumper. Hope this helps.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I know the wheels you speak of will fit but the backspacing is different and I do not want the newer wheels sticking inward another 1.5 inches. I do know that there is positive and negative offeset. My wheels have 4.5 inches and the newer wheels have 3 inches. What I am looking for is a OEM 6-lug wheel with the same hub bore and backspacing as mine.
Expert:  chevman101 replied 5 years ago.

I think it will be a matter of preference. The older trucks will accept either wheel and the new trucks(2007-2008 new body style) will only take the newer wheels, because of the Wheel opening dimensions. My transmission tech put factory 2006 17" wheels and tires on his 1992 K1500 with no modification and looks good. If you want to stay the same as your vehicle you can put on wheel from 1988-1998 and 1999 classic.

Either wheel will go on without modification. Just like after market wheels with different offset, its just a matter if what you like.

Hope this helps,

Bandon

If my answer was helpful to you, please click the ACCEPT button. I do my best for every customer, positive feedback is greatly appreciated!

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It is not the answer I was really looking for but I will pay you anyway.
Expert:  chevman101 replied 5 years ago.

I'm sorry i don't know what your looking for, your original question was what fits. I not sure if you want it to do something special. the wheel I recommended will fit.

You said you accepted the previous answer and you did not.

I can only answer what is asked, no more.

If you are looking for what will precisely fit your new configuration, then get 2 wheels from a 2500 light duty and 2 wheels from a 1994 Tahoe.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The backspacing is different between 1997 and later models I know that so you did not help me very much.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money. Todd L Rochester NY
< Last | Next >
  • I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money. Todd L Rochester NY
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Tim's Auto Repair

    mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    7641
    Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TI/tim37857/2011-10-28_23053_S6301814.64x64.JPG Tim's Auto Repair's Avatar

    Tim's Auto Repair

    mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    7641
    Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DT/dt69nova/2012-6-15_234154_pic1.64x64.jpg Dave Nova's Avatar

    Dave Nova

    Chevrolet Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    6870
    ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ggrote1/2009-06-27_031011_me.jpg Gary's Avatar

    Gary

    Chevy Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5404
    15 years GM master tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/testedtuff/2009-09-26_170108_pictures.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Master A.S.E Automotive technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    4071
    A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/rodcuda/2011-7-25_224114_Donhoff1.64x64.JPG Neal's Avatar

    Neal

    Chevy Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    2306
    Shop Owner and Mechanic on multiple makes.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/goodwrench9124/2008-11-09_220838_dscf0007.jpg goodwrench9124's Avatar

    goodwrench9124

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2041
    Ase Master Certified, GM Master Certified Tech. Awarded GM Top performer, Hybrid certified
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drivefast1971/2012-1-12_172422_0009051tQKh.64x64.jpg Ron Z.'s Avatar

    Ron Z.

    - Chevy Tech -

    Satisfied Customers:

    1912
    18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics