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Widening the rear end?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Is there anyway to safely widen the track of the rear wheels without replacing the wheels or axle? I have 10 bolt axles with 15x10 Centerline Hellcat wheels. I am running 35x12.50 BFG MTs. The front ones stick outside the body about 1-2". The rear ones still tuck inside the body. Is there anyway to safely widen this?

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    Yep, get some wheel spacers. Those will widen them just fine.

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    With spacers, will I have to install longer wheel studs? Will they cause any bearings or such to wear out sooner due to the shift in the centerline of the load support?

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    No, the spacers have studs in them. You bolt the spacers on the current studs and the bolt the wheel to the spacer studs.
    and yes, you will get a little more wear on your axles bearings. But many have been running them for some time now with no problems.

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    not if you get this type of spacer

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/wheelspacers.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/wheelspacers.shtml</a>

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    Ah, that the same spacer that performance wheel sales. Sam I had on my 10 bolt for a little over a year.

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    Thanks guys. I just ordered a pair of 1.5" spacers from them. $142 total. But they won't even be ready for shipping until the 26th! Man I hate waiting!

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