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Rear wheel offset?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rolled, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    Whats the deal with the rear wheels being inside the wells and the front sticking out?

    I had a 87 10 bolt and 78 12 bolt and both did it so I assume there was a reason for it.

    Does it have anything to do with my aftermarket locking front hubs?

    How do you feel about spacers in the rear?
     
  2. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Supposedly it's to give the truck a better turning radius. All 73-87 trucks and 73-91 Blazers and Burbs are like that, and there are some people that are running apacers to make them the same width. </font color>
     
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    i dunno it doesnt really bother me and you dont even notice it inless you point it right out and look..dont seem to bother anything..
     
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    Thanks guys

    I'll keep my out for a set of spacers but if I don't find any I'll be OK. It just got me wondering why.
     
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    One thing that has me thinking also, is my rear tire will stuff up in the wheel well, if the tire were out 1" more it would hit the fender...something to think about
     
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    By the way the rear axle is 4 inches narrower, so a 2" on each side is what you need but I woudln't advise it unless you trim or remove your fenders because they will not stuff inside anymore.
     
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    They are 3" narrower not 4" there is a review on a set on this site. Wheel Spacers
     
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    Well then I have a weird setup because I measured them.
     

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