Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Teal Terror (aka Project Sidekick) gets new wheels and tires

As you can see in the post below, I got some new tires last week. However, I didn't have any wheels to mount them on. I never thought a 15x7 steel wheel with a 5x5.5 (5x139.7) would be so hard to find used. After many weeks of searching, I finally found a set on craigslist that'd fit. These wheels came off of an old F150, so they had a center bore large enough to accommodate the Sidekick's front locking hubs.

The stock Sidekick wheels are only a 15x5.5, so they're pretty narrow. They also have a tame offset to keep the wheels/tires in the fenders. These wheels are 1.5" wider, and have more backspacing, so they do stick out a tad bit. I think they look pretty sweet.

As an added bonus, they came with a decent set of 235/75/15 Goodyear Workhorse tires. They'll probably last a while, although I have the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires I bought last week. We'll see how long I keep the Goodyears, as the sidewalls do have some cracking; nothing terrible, but still cracking nonetheless.

So now it's about 2" taller. Next stop: a lift.

FYI here's a "before" pic. What a difference some different wheels and tires make!


lauraa said...

the teal terror looks bad ass with the new rims/tires! nice!!

Gowshika said...

Really i am very impressed from this post.. just awesome...i haven’t any word to appreciate this post.

Wheels And Tires