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nu rear wheels or spacers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbarbero, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. bigbarbero

    bigbarbero Registered Member

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    91 burbby stock rim 35x12.5,front n rear.what would be better cheaper? want the front and rear even.i know that i could use 1.5 inch spacer,safety issues? or wider rear rim and how much offset.i plan on powder coating my front rims black,and buying black rims for the rear,but how to make them look even with the front is the question.other choice would be spacer's and powdercoating all four rims.btw street use only,N.Y. potholes
     
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    beater_k20 Banned

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    when spacing the rear wheels, i believe it takes away from your turning radius. why do you really want to do that? especially on a Burb, in NY? :confused:
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    best way to even out the front and rear is definitely spacers. Running different rims front/rear is just silly. You can't rotate tires, and what size rim would your spare be? Pretty much screws everything up. Just get some 1.5" spacers from Perf wheel and you're set.

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    Making the rear as wide as the front will increase your turning radius.
     
  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    ...and increase stability and make the front and rear track exactly the same way...

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  6. goldwing2000

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    So GM designed millions and millions of trucks that way for the sole purpose of making them unstable?
     
  7. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    :rolleyes:

    No, they designed them that way as a compromise... to get a slightly tighter turning radius. To get that, they sacrificed some stability (prolly not much, but its still some) and the front/rear tracking in the same path.

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  8. bigbarbero

    bigbarbero Registered Member

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    no doubt j brown,spacers it is
     

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