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Narrow or Wide????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by readymix, Dec 4, 2006.

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Do it in the road.......

  1. With 2" spacers and run it real narrow

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  2. Spend all my cash on 3" spacers and eat Top Ramen for a year

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  3. Attach Nekidness to the hubs and run a wide load sign

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  1. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    make a decision for me here....

    My truck sits at about 81" wide in the rear and 83" wide in the front.

    I have HMMWV rims that I am going to run and don't want to recenter them. I think it looks better stock.

    I could convert to DRW 60 for cheap but not the rear 14FF and an axle swap is out of the question now that I will be installing a Backbone and Wraper courtesy of DIY4x:waytogo:

    Here are the questions

    Should I run 2" spacers and have the width be about 5" more narrow?
    Run 3" spacers and anly loose about 3" overall?


    Keep in mind that 2" spacers are $140/set and 3" spacers are $300/set and I only get paid enough to survive by good ol' Uncle Sam:haha:
     
  2. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Narrow, for the MC trails.:D
     
  3. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    run dual hubs in the front and nothing in the rear.
     
  4. blazersnburban

    blazersnburban Registered Member

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    i'm not sure i understand what you are asking...wouldn't spacer make it even wider???
     
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    Wider is more stable.
     
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    blazersnburban Registered Member

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    i understand that, but he's saying using spacer to make it narrower???

    QUOTE: "Should I run 2" spacers and have the width be about 5" more narrow?"
     
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    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    It sounds to me like he is converting from drw setup to srw setup and is having to use spacers to keep from recentering his wheels (or I may be smoking crack and not get it at all).

    Either way, I would go wider. It's more stable.
     
  8. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Non-recentered Hummer wheels have about 7" of backspacing. Maybe he means that with a 2" spacer, he'll only have 5" of backspacing??? :dunno:

    Either way, I found out the hard way that you can't put an unmodified Hummer wheel on a SRW D60 (front) without hitting the steering arm, tierods and brake calipers.... It's going to need at least some kind of spacer (or DRW hubs) to even bolt up in the front. The rears "tuck" in fine.....looks pretty cool actually.... :wink1:
     
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    I tried doing what you are trying to do and found it to be more of a pain then I wanted to deal with. I just ended up using the DRW hubs up front and the 2" spacers in the rear. Both front and rear are about even now. But if your wanting to go with SRW hubs I say the 3". Like Greg72 said " Either way, I found out the hard way that you can't put an unmodified Hummer wheel on a SRW D60 (front) without hitting the steering arm, tierods and brake calipers"
     
  10. blazd88

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    Go DRW front and van width 14ff in back. Thats how mine sits now and its fine.
     
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    The only question I have is if you are going to run spacers front and rear. He is using stock HMMWV rims and an axle swap is out of the question as he has his 14FF set up with inboard kit and know a new anti wrap and truss kit from DIY. With no spacer a HMMWV rim will not fit on a 60 front but with a 2" spacer it will and he will have 5" of backspacing. I think running spacers front and rear will give the same look that you have right now just tucked in slightly. Personally if you go DRW in the front then you would need wider in the the rear than 2".

    DRW in front and 2" spacer in rear will give aboot 3" inset on the rear per side. That is aboot double what it came with from the factory.

    I guess my PM did not answer your question eh?:)

    Ira
     
  12. muddybuddy

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    yes sir
     
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    Just run the hummer rims backwards. Make them "deep dish" rims. :haha:
     
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    What tires are you going to use.
    If your tires are 16" wide or less you should be fine with 2" spacers and still be able to go where the sammys go ;)
     
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    if you run DRW hubs on the front then you will only need to buy 2 spacers instead of 4. you might even like how the tires tuck under the body in the back with little to no spacing out. DRW hubs aren't that hard to come by. I threw a set away because nobody wanted them.
     
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    I want to run the hummers not recentered and on SRW axles.
    That way I have the option of running a regular rim if needed.

    I got your PM Ira. Headed to Long Beach are this weekend so I will not be able to make Corrall Cyn...

    I am almost convinced to use the 2" spacers due to:
    1. Cheaper cost
    2. available faster
    3. Less stress on the bearings
     
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    I agree with using the 2" spacers cause it will keep the difference between front and rear the same as factory, therefore keeping the "look" you have now.:D

    Ira
     
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    Only one person has said to go with the bigger spacers. I am about 20 Mins away from ordering the 2" spacers. Just need to find the wifes credit card:D
     
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    I plan on running 2" spacers and h1's on my new srw axles this winter. I want to keep the truck narrow to fit down the jeep trails:D So do you plan on changing tires too? Also what company are you getting the spacers from?
     
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    Have you confirmed that 2" spacers will be enough?? (other members rides, research or whatever) That's still 5" of BS which sounds like an awful lot (possible interferences with steering, etc)

    It would suck to spend all that money only to find out that the wheels still hit the tierod, brakes or whatever.... :eek1:
     

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