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quick axle ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 82K5_6.5L, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. 82K5_6.5L

    82K5_6.5L 1/2 ton status

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    it was kind of funny, this morning i woke up and my little brother asked me why my front tires stick out more than the back tires.. i know that the front axle is longer, but i dont know y? so y is the rear shorter than the front? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    angrysnowplow 1/2 ton status

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    Hmmm, better turning radius? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gifNot sure.
    Might help in ruts while offroad, but I don't think GM thought that far. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    gm did that to decrease turning radii, and to induce better tracking while going down the road (ability of rear wheels to follow fronts)
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    And they still do it to this day I do believe.

    You'd never notice if your tires didn't stick out past the fenders. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    most companys do..my toyotas like that...
     
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    84K5cedric 1/2 ton status

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    What year is your toyota? I hear the 86 and after rear axles are wider then the previous years.
     
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    yeah, the 86 and laters are wider (mines an 87) to compensate for the wider IFS front end, so if you put a 86 or newer into an older truck it makes the tracks even..or you can do a rear disc swap and make it even...but that 8" is STRONG
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    yeah, the 86 and laters are wider (mines an 87) to compensate for the wider IFS front end, so if you put a 86 or newer into an older truck it makes the tracks even..or you can do a rear disc swap and make it even...but that 8" is STRONG

    [/ QUOTE ] and did he mention it's for sale /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    DOH i forgot to mention that... LMAO
     
  10. 82K5_6.5L

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    well then ... seems to answer my question! thanx guys, now when my little bro comes back from phoenix i can give him a reasonable explanation.. was always curious about that /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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