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Spacers?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by littleryno32, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. littleryno32

    littleryno32 Registered Member

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    Does anyone use spacer on the rear to match wheel base to front? I plan on running 35 with 15 x 10.
     
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    xpndbl3 1/2 ton status

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    typically no one does as they were made that way for a reason
     
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    What Reason?

    And what reason is that?

    I am planning on adding spacers on my DD because I think it will look much better.

    No but really... what 'reason' do you think they had?
     
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    I have a set of spacers that are for metric lugs and I have 9/16 studs so they won't work. Or it could be the other way around. I would have to check again. So if you are interested in spacers I am interested in selling mine. Let me know and maybe mine will work for you. Then I can get the ones I really need.
     
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    I don't like the way the rear end look sucked in
     
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    The reason gm designers made the front axle 1" wider on each side than the rear is to help out the turning radius a little. These are wide trucks
    and need all the help they can get in the turning department. Adding spacer or going to a van width 14ff rear will make it a little more stable but decrease the turning radius some.
    -Harrison
     
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    I say, turning radius be damned, LOL

    I like the look of the front and rear wheels tracking the same.
     
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    I used to run spacers on my old 77 K5, had a 12 bolt rear end in it, but it was my DD, people used to ask me how did I get the rear to match the front. So I say it does make a difference as far as looks go and as far as turning radius you are still driving a fullsize so what the yeck. I would also like to add that it drove exactly the same as when it was without the spacers. 1 1/2" on each side will put you at exactly the same width as the front
     

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