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Anyone moved rear axle bacck?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Tommy, Jun 7, 2000.

  1. Tommy

    Tommy 1/2 ton status

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    The only place I have close clearance probs, is on the rear tire in the front of the rear wheel wells. I am fixing to change my axles and was thinking of scooting the axle back a couple of inches. Anyone done this?
     
  2. Michael

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    I haven't done it, but it should work. Just remember your tire travels back as the spring flattens out and the drive shaft will need to be lengthened most likely.

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  3. HarryH3

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    Only way I can think of to move the axle back that much is to move the locating center pin in the springs or move all of the spring mounts back on the frame. I don't know how well the springs would like having a new hole drilled through them. [​IMG]

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