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will wheels off of an IFS truck fit solid axle?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Calclips, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    Will a set of wheels off of an IFS truck fit on a solid-axle truck? If somebody can post the picture in a post for me I can supply one.
     
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    if same bolt pattern, yes.
     
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    the IFS truck is a 1990 GMC 1/2 ton pickup, is the hollow area in the center of the wheel where the centercap goes going to be big enough for a manual locking hub to fit through?
     
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    The factory steel wheels off my 1992 Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 (6 lug) would not fit over the hubs on the factory 10 bolts on my K5, even though they had the same bolt pattern. (It has been a while since I've had 10 bolts) /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    The wheels that I'm talking about are aftermarket... so they just may fit. I think I'm gonna go outside and measure my openings, and then measure a co-worker's hubs.
     
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    ahhhh, forgot about that
     
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    While your at it, you may want to check the back-spacing as well...
     
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    how do I do that? I know that the aftermarket wheels have stick out of the fenderwells of my GMC about 1.5-2" with 33x12.5's on them.
     
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    I think the wheels that I have will fit a solid axle. The centercaps are bigger arround than the visible part of the manual hub, leading me to believe that they will fit.
     
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    I don't know if the IFS wheels are supposed to have more backspacing, but they sure look like they have a wider track width. That's why an average set of 15x10's will stick out about an inch beyond a k5 fender, but so many IFS trucks have the same wheels sticking way out. Just look at a stock K5 and a stock IFS truck. The older trucks have the tires way back in there under the fenders. Is this track width or fender width? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    If you are running 8 lug wheels then yes they will. I installed a set of chrome/stainless wheels off of a late model HD onto my 1988 1 ton crew cab with dana 60 front. No wheel spacers were required.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that stock 6-lug IFS wheels won't fit on a solid axle. The offset is too deep. The inner bead area of the wheel hits the tie rod ends. With aftermarket wheels, it's a toss up. I've seen some aftermarket wheels mounted on IFS trucks that obviously have the incorrect offset for IFS. The wheels/tires end up sticking way out past the fenders. Those wheels may indeed fit a solid axle. You'll just need to bolt one up and see... Test the front first. That's where you're most likely to run into problems.
     
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    Solid axle trucks have 3 1/2" backspacing stock. IFS trucks have 5 1/2".
     

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