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The end to wheel mount witdh disputes

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79k20350, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Ok someone finally clear up the "guess's" for me. I have searches for hours and found no definitive answers. I need to know exact wms to wms on a drw and srw 14 bolt and 70 rear axles. I am getting a drw 60 and need a rear axle to match so i can run hummer rims. i have heard many differant answers and looked at many posts, does anyone have exact information, and know exactly what width came from what vechilce. Thanks alot guys! Please dont answer if "you think its" ive seen 20-30 posts with these answers and dont need to see more. I dont mean to sound like an ass about it, but im tired and need to know. :D
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    dont forget van axles are wider than pickups.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    i know that, i believe there 70"? But wouldnt i need like a 77" axle to get hummer rims to work and look the same as a drw front axle?
     
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    DRW Dana 70! 73.5 WMS/WMS Perfectamondo!

    Hummer H1's + DRWF60 + DRW70 = just right!

    Jeff
     
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    there was allthe wms-wms info in one post... dunno where it is atm....
     
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    But isn't a front drw dana 60 77"? so they would be off some then, not too big a deal, i could run spacer and get most of that back.
     
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    The factory offset from front to rear in a single wheel 1 ton 4x4 is 69" srw60 to 67" for the 14FF. Thats a 1" difference per side , built in from GM and you can't even see it! So the 1.75" per side diff between a DRWF60 and a DRW70is such a small amount(3/4 inch per side) that only you and me will see it!

    And all this wide diff hunt'n is in an effort to keep from running a spacer, correct?

    All you spacer guys take it easy, I know they work fine!

    Jeff
     
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    Not really, i got a great deal on a drw dana 60 and want beadlocks, and have 16.5" tires. so a drw front end just makes sence. You messed up a little with your math, its 1.75" on each side. 3 1/2" total inches(77 - 73.5 = 3.5). I can run a 1.5" spacer on each side, that doesnt botther me, just wanted to make sure that i have everything right before i go on a buying frenzy. :wink1:
     
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    Before you buy spacers let a fiew CK5 guys chime in, they will post photos of the DRWF60 and DRW70 combo running H1 wheels and you can see what it looks like. You will see that you don't need a spacer for it to look good. If anything a spacer will make you have to cut even more off the rear sheet metal. I would save the 150$ a good set of spacers would cost and pick up a set of reinforcing rings to help your Hummer beadlocks live.

    I went thru the same steps as you , thought I needed both the front and rear WMS to WMS at 77" and it just didn't show.

    It's your truck , your building like you want.

    I wish I knew how to post pics. I would show you what my setup looks like. 8" lift front and rear 1" body 38.5x15 boggers ( could run 39.5x18) Very flexy Alcan springs and these tires stuff into semi-hacked quarters.


    Good Luck :D Jeff
     
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    reason for the rear being smaller is to help the vehicle turn sharper. the wider the bigger the turning circle.
     
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    to post pics host them somewhere. most forum sites have a testing section, upload them there as an attachment, then view the post, open the picture attachment, right click on the picture, selct properties, copy the adress and when inserting the pic into the post use image tags [​IMG] or if the site has it (like this one does) click on the little yellow box with the mountain on it above where you reply, then enter the address there. it sounds complicated, but its really easy.
     
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