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Lifted Duallies: How to fit big tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DavidB, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. DavidB

    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    Those of you who are running big tires on duallies, what are you doing to space the tires apart? THX - David
     
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    I have a set of these cheap Ebay $20 1/4" wide spacers on my Duallie. The tires on my duallie are only 285/85/16 (33" diameter), so they do not need a whole lot of spacing. The one in the middle are from Wheel Adapter Accessories http://www.wheeladapter.com/DuallyAdapters.asp.
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    the middle ones arent designed for dually application.
     
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    mmm dually on 44's... sorry i cant help with the tech part but here are some pics to get ya motivated to DO IT!!! :bow:

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    God damn, that thing is all tire! Now if it was a crew cab that would be hella sweet.
     
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    Now...how to do the spacing...?
     
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    I have had two duallys that were lifted and they both used performance wheel spacers like the ones pictured above with the dual bolt pattern.Both were 2 inch spacers. Enough to run 37x12.50 tires. The rim width is what limits you and overall width.
     
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    Thanks...I'll be running 11.00x16.00 Michelins..nice n skinny. Any strength problems running spacers like that?
     
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    To hold one of those spacers in your hand you would say I would never run it. But I had a 99 superduty dually with the spacers on it and the inside tire had a cut in the side wall and it took two weeks to get a new set of tires and we drove it around the whole two weeks on just the outside tire holding air bolted to that spacer with the inside tire flat. I have towed a few thousand miles pulling my K5 or a 6500 lb. pontoon boat without a problem. I say that they are Ok for what I do with them.--Eric
     
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    I have a machine shop...will probably make my own. Steel, and precise fit.
     
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    now I wish I bought a dualy. Those things look bitchen lifted!


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    K10A'sBROinSLO , if you make some spacers Pm me I would like to talk to you about making me a set.I saw a truck like the blue one with the 44s at a truck show and that is what he did. It looked like his spacer was like 5 or 6 inches! The truck that I saw looked exactly like the blue one posted could have been the same truck. Any how if you make some Pm me--Eric
     
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    Heres a few pics of my 91 only had it a few weeks. Need to do some clean up work to it.

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    Orange Crush... That is a '91?

    I thought that the trucks changed body style in '88 and the Suburbans changed body style in '92.

    Does anyone have additional information about this?

    Oh, and I think the lifted dually look is awesome. Good flex too. Ode to long wheelbase...LOL
     
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    Get some dually axles and build yourself a dually 89 K5 Blazer with 44's and 12" of lift. I know I would like to see it.
     
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    i wonder if that 91 dually's rear flex is related to the width creating leverage on the springs and forcing flex. i guees the xtra unsprung weight has some effect too.
     
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    the body style did change in trucks in 88 except for crew cabs which did not change until 92 the breakdown for the older body style is:

    73-91 blazers, suburbans
    73-87 all pickups
    88-91 crew cab pickups
     
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    Those are CRAZY!!! Cool looking, but completely ridiculous at the same time. Look at the pic of black Chevy that shows front suspension and driveline angle. How does that driveshaft even turn coming out of the transfer case at that angle?

    I have to admit those trucks look cool as hell. I wonder how they ride?
     
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    The front does not flex hardly any due to the swaybar. The rear is flexin pretty good but that is a lot of frame flex too. It has 6 inch springs front and rear with a 2 inch block in the back also.--Eric
     

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