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Wheel spacers.. Up front???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, May 11, 2006.

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Can I run 1" wheel spacers on the front of my 3/4 ton corp 10?

  1. yes, you can and they won't break, even if you wheel it HARD

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  2. Don't do it, you'll break and go crashing to your death

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  3. I have no useful opinion, but I'm very NEKKID!

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  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I have a BONE STOCK burb, with 33x12.50x16.5" tires on stock 16.5x6.75" wheels. I've done all the appropriate fender trimming, but the inside of the tire is rubbing on the end of the pitman arm/ drag link when I turn hard to the right. Would it be safe to run 1" wheel spacers up front? Are my wheels gonna break off and I go flying into a tree? I would run them on the rear 14ff in a minute, but I'm just a little more hesitant on the front axle.

    Before someone brings it up, I know it'll wear BJ's and bearings more than stock, but so would the offset wheels I would need to properly clear the draglink. So that's not a concern.

    So should I run some 1"ers up front? Any really durable brand someone wants to recommend? Its 8 lug and has drive flanges, btw..
    thanks,
    James
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    i'm running 1.5's up front and will be moving them to the rear and doing 3's up front then to make em match again.
     
  4. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    where can I get 1" spacers with 9/16" lugs for cheap?
    thanks,
    James
     
  5. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    the for sale forum here if ya can. I bought mine new off of ebay. about $100
     
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    Option #3. I would think i'd be about the same price for offset wheels?



    bob
     
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    Make Shure that you Check for excessive heat. I have used them before and the hubs got pretty darn hot.
     
  8. 78Suburban

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    Why is it that the stores on ebay sell the spacers with 14mm lugs for 80 bucks, but the spacers with 9/16" lugs are 130 bucks? I really just want a set of spacers that are 1" and have 9/16" lugs, so I can bolt them right up to the front, and use my old nuts.
     
  9. 78Suburban

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    Obviously, If I were to get a new wheel, I need one with less backspacing. Just how much backspacing do the stock 16.5x6.75" wheels have?
     
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    You're the one with the wheels...:deal:

    [​IMG]
     
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    rotflmao
     
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    OWNED!!!!
     
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  14. 78Suburban

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    :doah:

    Guess I need to get off my lazy butt and break out the pull handle, floor jack, and tape measurer. I was just wondering if somebody had the specs in their memory.


    I can't find any narrow 16.5" wheels that don't have tons of backspacing on them.. So I still think I'm going to go with some wheel spacers, if I can ever find some at a decent price, and that aren't 14mm.
     
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    why keep the narrow rim? ive ran 10" wides with 33's and they were great.
     
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    16.5's have no safety bead. The stock ones have a very small "safety bead", and narrow wheels are a poor man's beadlock. I feel confident that with 10" wide wheels, I will blow a bead. I'm thinking on being a cheap bastard, and just adjusting the steering bumpstop on the knuckle, which will kill my turning radius. :doah:
     
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    why not go this route if you are a cheap bastard?
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    you dont want tons of backspacing...you want minimal backspacing. the more backspacing and the more the itr will be under the truck...less backspacing and the more they stick out.
     
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    DOH!:doah: i should read closer huh...you said that DONT have tons of backspacing....Oh well...back to the lounge for me...!:haha:
     
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    anybody have a link to 1" spacers with 9/16 studs and lug nuts included? I'll order them right now if I can get a link, but I havent found any.
    Thanks,
    James
     

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