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Old 02-17-2013, 06:02 PM
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Default S-10 ZQ8 rims on a Malibu

Just got my S-10 extreme ZQ8 rims and mounted some tires here is my findings:

I had to trim out the hub on rear and front just like all the forum says. I used a Dremmel tool and shaved a few MM out of the front disc hub and the rear axle flange. I have a Buick GN axle 8.5 inch and it was the same as a 7.5 inch axle. I also trimmed the wheel slightly also for a perfect fit. I tried different air tools but the dremmel works the best.

I had 2 tires size 245 50R- 16 mounted and they cleared the rear no problem. I tried them on the front and the fit fine until I turned at full lock. I have a Monte SS/ Camaro steering box also. the tires were rubbing on the pass side the most in the front on the upper A-arm too much to trim so I ordered 2 tires size 225 55R -16 to try on the front. this is basically the same size diameter tire just not as wide..I let you know how they work. also the Zq8 rims have 4.25 inches of backspacing instead of the camaro's 4.5 inch. much needed room...
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:08 AM
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Looking forward to pictures. I don't think I've seen ZQ8s on a Malibu.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:51 PM
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Default S-10 ZQ8 rims

RKRUZ, you are going to love the look of the JQ8's.

Chevy S-10 Extremes.


2004 GMC Sonoma JQ8's.

They really make a difference in the look of your ride. 84
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:01 PM
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nice pics I have the second set of rims in the picture you have..the first pic is from s-10 extreme also..i prefer the second set of rims that's what I have. What size tire do you have? what clearance issues do you have? what did you do?
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:18 PM
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Tires are P235R55 16 inch Kuhmo's. No clearance issues with steering. Mount hole was opened up a few thousandths for proper mounting. Wheel balance weights are mounted on the inside.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:39 AM
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here is some pics from the rims/tires - rear 245 50r 16's
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:18 AM
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Are your rims 7 or 8 inch width. See my El Camino G Body garage on page 2, 39 pics posted.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:28 PM
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16x8 4.25 inch backspacing

I dig the corvette c5 side mirrors
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:14 PM
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Love these zq8's!!! I used a router with a round over bit set to the right depth and it REALLY went to town on the reaming out of the rim for the gbody circumfrence adapting.I plan on running these on my "MALObu" build that will have t-tops
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