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Wheel Spacers on 10 bolt

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5blazer, May 22, 2001.

  1. K5blazer

    K5blazer Registered Member

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    Has anybody mounted wheel spacers on there factory 10 bolt and if so did it cause to much stress on the axle. Let me know. Thanks
     
  2. FastEddy

    FastEddy 1/2 ton status

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    It's not something I would recommend, especially if you have wide rims and oversize tires, combine those with a little horsepower and aggresive driving and it could spell disaster....but don't worry, it won't happen until your a couple hours from home, just gettin dark, raining, and not another vehicle for miles....muphy's law.....check the for sale section here you might get a nice deal on the proper rims and tires you need or are lookin' for....good luck....just my 2 cents...ED
     
  3. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    I have had mine for a year now. Performance wheel's 1,5" wide to even out the rear axle. I now have 35" tires but in lighter alu-rims. They cause more stress but I have had no problems so far. I think alot have to do with your driving. If you hardcore wheel and jump they will not help prolong the bearing life, but if you geerally use it for street driving like I do it should be alright.

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  4. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    I am planning to also run spacers on the rear to even things out. Mine is a 12B though. The main wear concern would be the bearings and axle shafts. I run stronger aftermarket axle shafts from superior so I don't think I'll have any problems. If you are that concerned shell out a few hundred for aftermarket axles and bearings.... then down the road a little more get the spacers. At the very least you'll have a stronger rear end as a whole and help w/ alot of breakage IMO.

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
     

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