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75 k5 rear tires track inside of front tires

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5zx, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. k5zx

    k5zx Registered Member

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    I am almost sure this is what I need, but would appreciate havind it confirmed before I spend over a hundred dollars to get them.
    http://coloradok5.com/wheelspacers.shtml

    From behind my truck you can see the rear tires are inside of the front ones.
    thanks for any help
     
  2. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    yep those be it
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Stock track width for a 1/2 ton K5 is 65" rear (WMS to WMS) and 67.5" front (WMS to WMS)

    1.5" spacers will do if it bothers you that much. You could also run less backspace on the rear rims...but this makes tire rotation a bit difficult. Personally the difference in width doesn't bother me any.

    rene
     
  4. k5zx

    k5zx Registered Member

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    thanks you two. are all of our K5s six bolt wheels? Mkine are stock I just want to make sure. and don't have my chiltons and can't go outside and lok because the truck is several hours away at my fathers house
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yup, stock K5's were all 6 lug.

    Rene
     
  6. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

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    Isn't the purpose of the smaller track width to help with turning radius?
     
  7. 1979jimmy350

    1979jimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    fixed it for you you can't forget about the few 5 lug 2 wheel drive k-5's
     
  8. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    This is an ongoing debate. Most subscribe to the turning radius theory, some to the stability theory (think defensive driving not off camber), and there were some others that are escaping me...
     
  9. badmix

    badmix 1/2 ton status

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    Dont wheel spacers put undo stress on the axles and bearings? Ive thought about them, and yes , the rear does bug me. lol. But id like to know im not goin more damage than good by goin to wheel spacers. I want longetivity and durability outa my rig.
     
  10. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Dunno about the bearings, but rarely are the axles the culprit in rear 10 bolts when they fail. I wouldn't be worried about it.

    If you were still worried, you COULD run repair bearings that move the bearing closer to the wheel, but again, IMO, not that significant a concern to worry about.

    Either that, or just keep your eyes open for a cheap, wider 6 lug 14SF in your gear ratio, and not worry about ANY of it. :)
     
  11. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I don't like the way it looks that the back sits in. Once I started denting the body up, the way it looked went out the window. Some of the guys I wheel with think that in the mud it makes a difference. two different ruts you were digging. It does help with turning radius though. we probably don't notice, but if you got scientific about it there would be a difference.
     
  12. NoReGrEtS

    NoReGrEtS 1/2 ton status

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    if you swap in a 14ff would that widen the back out or is it the same as the 10 and 12?











    Shawn
     
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    I don't know if the measurements are the same but the width is still narrower. I know the van 14b is the widest.
     
  14. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have a 14 bolt FF out of a 75 3/4 ton. it is narrower then the dana 44 I had and the dana 60 I have now. never measured but would venture a geuss it is the same width as the old 10 bolt that was under there.
     
  15. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the 14bff's out of a van (maybe 1 ton only?) are wider to even up the track. but then you have to move the spring perches for a 1/2 or 3/4 ton rig (assuming it's out of a one ton)
     

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