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Wheel offset

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by WARP1, Aug 16, 2000.

  1. WARP1

    WARP1 Registered Member

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    I am getting tired of the rear wheels on my '73 Blazer hiding under the truck. The front track seems to be about 2 inches wider on each side. Can I use wheels with a different offset on the rear to get the wheels out from under the truck. Has any one else tried this. I know a Chevy van axle will accomplish the same thing, but I don't want to swap axles unless there is no other option. Thanks.
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I was going to do this when I ordered my first set of wheels, but when I told them what I wanted, they said that backspaing wasn't available. This was on a set of AR chrome steel wagon wheels.
    But it would make rotating tires a pain since you can only swap back tires with back tires and fronts with fronts.

    Mike
    1982 GMC Jimmy - <font color=green>Emmett</font color=green>
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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have heard of guys running longer wheel studs and a spacer, but I don't know how safe that is.

    Rene <font color=red> 81 K-20 Jimmy </font color=red>
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  4. Scoobydoo

    Scoobydoo 1/2 ton status

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