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3" wheel spacers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudstud, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Mudstud

    Mudstud 1/2 ton status

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    3\" wheel spacers

    Found a place online with a good price on 8 lug to 8 lug 3" spacers. They're CNC Billet T6061. Anybody know anything about them? Opinions-other then "I wouldn't run spacers". The place is www.truckn-store.com. The price is $109 a pair plus S&H. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  2. smprider112

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    Re: 3\" wheel spacers

    why would ya want 3" spacers tho?? ussually the most I see people using is like 1.5" /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. nvrenuf

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    Re: 3\" wheel spacers

    Possibly to run unmodified Hummer rims on SRW width axles.

    I'm doing the same thing on my K5, dually front D60 with a SRW width D70HD using 3" spacers on the rear.
     
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    Re: 3\" wheel spacers

    If you are going to run it on a D44 or 10 bolt front axle you will be adding alot of leverage to the ball joints. This will make them wear out alot quicker. (assuming your not using a hummer rim)

    Harley
     
  5. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: 3\" wheel spacers

    i went to the website you posted up, and it says "under construction" /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  6. Mudstud

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    Re: 3\" wheel spacers

    Their website is up and running now. The spacers are for a van width 14 bolt under my K5. Here's a mock up of a 38x12.50 tire on a stock hummer wheel. If I hold a straight edge verticaly against the inner edge of the tire and measure over to the inner fender well I only have 1.5". Not too good for articulation. NOTE: the front is a 35" on a dana 44 so don't look at the front tire in the second pic. Have the DRW 60 in the garage. Searching for some used 5.13 gears.
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    They are just barely inside the fenders.
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    Will need to cycle the rear suspension to see what it want's to do.
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