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H1's to recenter or not?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Jan 27, 2007.

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recenter or not?

  1. recenter them

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  2. run dually hubs and spacers in rear

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  3. im nekkid and dont care about H1's

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  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    im getting a set of H1's for the truck and was wondering which you guys would rather do, convert to dually hubs up front and get spacers for the rear, or have them recentered. since i dont have dually hubs to begin with, it might not be that much of a price difference between the two. which would you do?
     
  2. camok5

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    I'm running recentered hummer rims and they work fine but I think it maters on how much you rock crawl. If you do alot of rock crawling you might stay with the regular rim because if you end up bending one its alot cheaper to replace then having another one recentered. The only other problem I have found with my recentered rims is that they are not perfectly straight and tend to have a little bit of vibration on the highway.
     
  3. readymix

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    2" spacers all the way around
     
  4. dleroy43

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    I have 2" sacers becouse it was easyer and cheaper. I only had to buy one set of spacers since I already had a set.
     
  5. muddybuddy

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    so with 2" spacers on the front there wouldnt be any interference?
     
  6. sandawgk5

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    That is correct. Readymix runs stock hummers, 2" spacers, and 39.5 Iroks.

    Oh it is on a SRW Dana60/14FF combo.

    Ira
     
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    I would say recenter them, of course thats what I have done to mine. I like that the spacer idea works but it still leaves you with around 5-6"s of BS. I would be into my steering box, leaf springs and probablly some other bad things.
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    i know, but i like the idea that the spacers are going to be "cheaper". would you be afriad to run like 2.5-3" spacers front and rear on 60/14? that would put it at about 4-4.5" BS which would be perfect since i kinda want to keep my tires more under the fenders instead of outside them. what do you think?
     
  9. readymix

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    2" spacers are perfect on my truck. I was going to go with the 3" spacers but did not due to the cost.....

    Glad I didn't too, the 2" is perfect.
     
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    I voted to recenter them.

    Ideally, the closer the center piece is to the center, the better. The H1's have soooo much back space ( like a corvette!) that I wouldn't run them 'as is'. Even with DRW set up.
     
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    Why not?
     
  12. muddybuddy

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    are you running spacers all around?

    i think ive found a pair of 2" spacers for a reasonable price, so i just need to find another pair for the front.
     
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    Yeah, 2" at all four corners.
     
  14. muddybuddy

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    can you post up some pics for me?:D i wana see how that looks. thanks man
     
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    This all I have right now. I am going to be taking better pics pretty soon and will post them when I get them all resized.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2007
  16. muddybuddy

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    crap, i completely forgot that was your truck:doah: im going to have to dig up that thread with all the pics. what are all of the specs in that rig? i really like it, i cant wait to get mine:D
     
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    Because I'm anal-retentive :D !
     
  18. sapper

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    You know what I forgot somwthing about my set up, I have a dodge 60, which is the same width as a 14FF. So the track width is right at what readymix has but he has more BS with a wider axle and I have less BS with a skinnier axle. So my prevous statement is untrue, unless you have a dodge 60. Any of that make sense??
     
  19. muddybuddy

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    yea i get you know. that explains why youd be hitting the steering box. i might try to move my steering box forward to keep my steering geometry as close to perfect as possible, and hopefully be able to just run regular hi-steer instead of reverse hi-steer
     

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