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Nuts & Bolts: Stock-Looking Steelies for Chevy M1009

Posted in How To: Wheels Tires on March 21, 2017
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Photographers: Trenton McGee

Stock-Looking Steelies

I’ve got a Chevy M1009 with 3/4-ton axles, and I’m thinking about finally making the move away from the 16.5-inch wheels. Normally I run H1 beadlocks with 37s (like so many of us CUCV guys do), but I like the look of the stock steel wheels. Are you aware of anyone making a 17x9 steelies that looks OE? All I seem to find are wagon wheels. Thanks a million. Love the mag!

Daniel D.

While it would be really cool to have some 17-inch stock-looking steel wheels, we weren’t able to find exactly what you want. Coker Tire ( makes OE-looking smooth-face and rally-style steel wheels in 17x8 and 17x9 sizes, but not with an eight-lug pattern. Coker also makes smooth-faced eight-lug wheels but in 16-inch rather than 17-inch sizes. The trouble is mostly that 17-inch wheel sizes have only been popular for about the last decade, so there were no contemporary 17-inch wheels manufactured by the OEs when your M1009 was built. We understand and support the look you’re going for, but unfortunately some black wagon wheels are about as close as you’re going to get in a 17-inch diameter to our knowledge. If you drop down to a 16-inch diameter, Coker has exactly what you need up to 10 inches wide.

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