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  1. sondat

    new member, first post.

    We have both put in a ton of hours and he’s learned a lot along the way, we both have. Mostly his coin too so he’ll defiantly have some respect for the truck which is great. Brought wheels and rubber home tonight, will get pics on maybe tomorrow.
  2. sondat

    new member, first post.

    The heaviest thing this truck will haul will probably be a aluminum framed mountain bike. Should be good.
  3. sondat

    new member, first post.

    Different strokes for different folks d.p Can appreciate the look your 521 has going on but would look better if you got those rims and skins in the box bolted on😀
  4. sondat

    new member, first post.

    Rims and tires are purchased, hopefully mounted and balanced by tomorrow. Will post pics once on truck. Found a 17 X 8 with +25 offset which gets all the rim inside the sheet metal. http://www.rtxwheels.com/en/wheels/rtxwheels-slate-satin-black we went with a Falken tire 205/40R17.
  5. sondat

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    My son would love a set of custome fitted Rays but a little over his budget. Like the mall crawler reference d.p We found a set of 17x8 with positive 35 offset that just fit inside sheet metal, not the Rays but will look good for now, haven’t purchased yet. Will check out love20bee.com first, thanks for that mrbigtanker. Will post more pics soon with chosen rims
  6. sondat

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    Hey Mike, yes I removed spacer. Good to know that there is a 5/8” addition in offset. With that and the contour of the truck curving in at the front that probably is the reason for the difference. We have sourced some rims that are the same size 17x7.5 but different offsets to even up the look front to back.
  7. sondat

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    Only one rim, same rim trying on front and back of truck. I do have the newer 720 hubs and bearings installed. Maybe there is something wrong there.
  8. sondat

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    Let the wheel fitment begin. Brought this 17X8.5 with -6mm offset home for fitment trial only. The fitment on the back works, there is a 1/4" of rim beyond the sheet metal and 1.5"of space from the inside of the rim to the frame. Now for the front fitment. Are all these trucks F'd up where the hub mounting surface on the front is further out than on the back by 1.5 inches? still good clearance on the inside but ridiculous overhang beyond the sheet metal.
  9. sondat

    521 wheel / rim offset and width

    I had communication with FN Wheels, they explained the backspacing to give an actual dimension from the mounting surface of the rim to the outer edge of the rim. This is to compensate for the extra 1/2” of flange or lip beyond the flange. There 8” wide rims are actually 9” total width. So the outer edge of the rim with 0 offset is 4.5” from the mounting surface.
  10. sondat

    521 wheel / rim offset and width

    Any opinions on this rim option. http://www.fnwheels.com/store/product/17″-konig-six-shooter/ I know tire size is a factor but my son wants a lower profile tire. The rim is 8” wide but thats inside the flanges so the actual width is 9” total, ‘0’ offset with 4.5” backspacing. The 521 has 3 inch lowering blocks and front dropped by adjusting torsion bars.
  11. sondat

    new member, first post.

    Build update. Have the L20b and 5 speed bolted up with new clutch assembly and in the truck, that was a good day, bit of a milestone.
  12. sondat

    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    Have the engine and transmission matted and in the truck. When we bought the L20b disassembled it came with a bucket of additional parts including these 2 brackets. I realize they bolt to the bell housing and back base of the engine block. Only the one on the left (longer bracket) lines up with holes on both engine and dog leg, the one on the right lines up on the engine but not with any holes on the dog leg. The original L16 and 4 speed did not have these brackets, should I worry about installing these? should I bolt up the one side only that lines up?
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    Heres our stab at the block off plate to do away with the EGR system. Managed to source an intermediate plate and an extra fly wheel bolt since these were required going from the L16 to the L20b. This will allow us to mate the dogleg 5 speed and mount onto the frame tomorrow after work.
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    We have prepped the intake, took out the 2 long studs that the egr apparatus bolted to and cleaned out the 2 ports which were plugged with carbon. Think we are going to go with the block off plate (not JB weld). Want to make sure that the placement of the PCV and an additional vacuum port can line up with any of the 3 holes that the block off plate would cover. I see your example Mike then another option with block off plate.
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    L16 to L20b parts compatible?

    Pictures havn’t shown but our intake already has the water jacket holes so good to go there. We went to dual reservoir but not power on the breaks so I guess we could cap tall tube off incase we ever upgrade to booster. Thanks for all the info Mike, so just the block off plate for EGR and drill/tap for PCV
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