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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90blzr, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    Who has the best price on the wheel spacers for the rear? And what size, I think its 1.5" to make the rear wheels even with the fronts, but not sure. Thanks

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 90blzr on 07/26/01 01:04 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Performancewheel.com has them for 65 each. I ordered the 1.5's and they sent me 2". SO I tried them on before I sent them back and they look perfect. But you should measure your truck to get an acurate number

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  3. DERBINATOR

    DERBINATOR 1/2 ton status

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    What do you need? 6 or 8 bolt. If you need 6 bolt I have a set that I want to sell. If your interested I have some pictures I can e-mail you.
     
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    I have the 1.5" by performance. It looks perfect. But Steve said 1 1/4" is right....who knows.....
    Boss

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    Performance wheel and tire 1.5". They sent mine with acorn nuts (.75 a piece). When I put on the acorn nuts, they stuck out about 1/4" and the tire wouldn't sit flush. Just go down and get some 7/16 lug nuts. On the 12-bolt the 1.5 is just right and you won't have to trim the stud.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the reason the front wheels stick out more is for better traction off-road. And don't spacers have a negative effect on the load put on the bearings?
     
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    spacers can have a negative effect on the bearings if you abuse the rear end otherwise it is negligable. and i've always heard that they spaced the tires like that for traction but i read some where that the main reason was that by doing that they point more understeer in it and that improved trailering.
     
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    If you use a 1ton VAN 14FF it will be about 3" wider than a truck rear end. That works out to 1.5" per side which will make it about the same width as the front.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
     
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    hey, I need a set (both 6 bolt and 8 bolt) of the good high grade allum. send me a pm with what ya got and a price.

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  10. 90blzr

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    Nope, I need 8 lug, thanks for the offer though.
     
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    Go with the van rear ends- 12 bolt or 14 bolt.
    I'm welding my new, custom spring perches (sp) on my van 14 bolt this weekend. You get a wider axle without any drawbacks of the spacers.

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  12. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    My 12 bolt van was 4" wider than stock. I had a half inch spacer for the front, then went with 1" spacers on each rear and a 1 1/2" on the front for a total of 6" wider than stock and it worked really well. Puts the tires about 1-2" outside the fender, perfect for keeping it off rocks while still looking ok for the street.


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    I was under the impression that the rear is narrower to get it to have a tighter turning radius and to make it track better going down the road. After installing a locker in the front you cant turn it anyway, so then that is all out the window.

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    bought mine at performance for 100/pair
     
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    Do you still have the spacers for sell? How much ? How much to send to AZ?

    C'moe

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    I'm thinking somewhere around $100 (obo) includes shipping. Like I said earlier I can e-mail pictures. These are 1.75" thick made from 6061 t6 alum.
     

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