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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MrArmyAnt, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. MrArmyAnt

    MrArmyAnt 1/2 ton status

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    Ya'll say backspacing is like 7 inches, why couldn't you just turn the wheel around? Wouldn't you get two or three that way? And who sell good cheap spacers?
     
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    They are not flat on the outer side of the wheel.
    Also, turning them around would push your tire way out, which would make your tires scrub alot when turning, and would probably play hell on your balljoints/kingpins and wheel bearings. Not something I'd want to do.
     
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    There is the issue of the tapered surface the lugnut seats into. But maybe if you used one of the rings that go on with dully rims. I've thought about doing that, but spacers or wider axle is probably a better choice.
     
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    it would make it a real pain to access the nuts that clamp the 2 piece wheels together if need be
     
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    Besides for the issue that the wheel centers are stamped to go on a certain way (lug holes are stamped a certain way).........if the wheel is 8.25" wide and the backspacing is 7", if you turned the wheel around it would be the same as 1.25" backspacing.
     
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    The centers also push out, when you flip them around they will rub the piss out of the brakes. This is done for rigidity and keeps people from actually getting their wheels on backwards.
     
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    get a dually set of axles like Mike did. Do a search for MTMike
     
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    I already have 14 bolt and 44 off a k20 :(
     
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    doh. Prob wheel spacers or recentering rings from usa 6x6 or something. I think they are fairlt cheap and sound easy to install. We were gonna go that rought on Mikes before we found the 1-ton dueally axles.
     
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    You can get new wheel centers from *gulp* usa6x6 for pretty cheap. Otherwise Stazworks sells really nice ones, albiet expensive.

    That would be your least expensive route to go. Wheelspacers could be done, but most places don't make 4" wheel spacers, and even if they did, that is a lot of stress on the hubs.

    MNorby found the dually axles for me literally less than a week after he found the Wheels for me, so that was clearly the route to go in my situation.

    Good luck!

    Mike
     
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    k then someone find me axels! or just a cheap d60...
     
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    Go over to AustinK5.net. I believe they have a detailed writeup on recentering. If I remember correctly, it is in the "Tech Articles" forum. You have to be registered to view. I would check to make sure but I forgot my password! Waiting for my email for my new one. Check it out.

    Eric
     
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    i don't believe those exsist anymore:D
     

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