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front tires wider than the back tires

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mrplow, May 16, 2001.

  1. mrplow

    mrplow Registered Member

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    I was looking at my 1984 k5 truck yesdrday. I noticed that my 2 front tires are set about 2.5 inches further apart than my back two tires. So basically from outside to outside of my 2 front tires are almost 5 inches wider than outside to outside of my back 2 tires. I am running 12.5 x33''
     
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    blazen91 1/2 ton status

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    That is normal on Chevys. The rear axle is narrower than the front. You can get wheel spacers to even them out.

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  3. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    They're supposed to be like that , I think for traction but you can get spacers for them , this site has a link somewhere , you might want to check the search option

    [​IMG]<font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
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    Here ya go http://www.blazen91.coloradok5.com
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  5. 79Jimmy

    79Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I believe GM did this for manouverability. A narrower rear end on larger vehicles equals better turning characteristics and/or radius. At least thats what I've been told. Looks goofy though.

    James

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    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    They did it so they wouldn't have to build a new rear axle!!
    Does cause problems in the ruts! I put spacers on mine and can tell the difference wheeling and especially towing a trailer.

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    Yea, its supposed to be like that. Helps you turn corners easier. I think those spacers would be a waste of money if you drive on the pavement alot like me.

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  8. Esteban86K5

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    When I replaced the stock 10 bolt with a 14 bolt, that was the first thing I noticed. My front and rear tires are now even. I think it looks better. Haven't really noticed any turning difference.

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