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Rear wheel spacers

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TONYP, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. TONYP

    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    just checking to see if anyone has dimensions and info on the rear wheel spacers for a 1972 K5. I would like to build them from a print and take my tires off once, without having to leave the truck up on block if I have to bule print it myself. Thanks guys and gails...............
     
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    Sorry i cant help you but along with putting extra stress on the axle its also going to make ur turning radius worse.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    6-Lug or 8-Lug?

    I've got them on mine in 8-lug. Turning radius is a non-issue.
     
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    I have the 6 lug wheels, and in one of the ColoradoK5 tests I've read that the spacers haven't been a problem with the extra load put on the axle.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Tony,

    You know the only problem with the spacers is that their cost can make it seem like a bad idea on a 6-lug axle. I bought mine from the same place in that Tech Article (performance wheel?) and the total was just over $200 for the spacers, nuts, and shipping. That's a lot of money to spend on a 12-Bolt axle, especially if you plan on swapping it out later on anyway.....

    Beyond that though, I love the look of my truck with the CORRECT rear wheel track. It solved some rubbing issues too.
     
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    I used 2" per side on my stock Blazer. Check it out
     

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