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Old 08-03-2002, 07:55 PM
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Question Back tires dont stick out

Can someone tell me why my wheels and tries are the same size all around my truck but the front ones stick out more than the back. How can I fix this? I'm about to drop my truck about 3 to 4 inches but I want the wheels in the back to stick out the same as the ones in the front. I've tried wheel spacers but my studds arent long enough to go through the spacers and the wheels and have enough threads to tighten the lug nuts. Do I need to go with bigger wheels out back or what? Maybe this sounds like a stupid question but it really buggs me and the truck doesnt look like its proportioned right with the front wheels sticking out about an inch and the back wheels inside the wheel well. Help ! ! ! !

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Get a pair of wheels the same design but w/ a differant offset for the back.
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Old 08-04-2002, 10:36 AM
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If it's a Chevy/GMC 4wd, the front end is wider than the rear end, that is why the rear tires do not stick out as far as the front tires. The alternative would be like 78Monte says, get different offset spacinging on the wheels. Other thing, put longer studs on the rear axles along with spacers to set the rear wheels out like the front ones.
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I would STRONGLY recommend against adding longer studs. Just get you a set of Billet Aluminum Wheel Spacer that have press in studs. They come in 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, and 2+ inch designs. You bolt them to the hub, then bolt the wheel to the spacer. MUCH safer and they work great!!! Been used on 4X4's for years to correct this very issue on GM vehicles. The best prices I've seen for them are at <a href=" sp%3Fpg%3D3%26ID%3D10785%26returnURL%3D%252Fproduc t%252Easp%253Fsource%253D%2526ID%253D10785%2526ret ur" target="_blank"> sp%3Fpg%3D3%26ID%3D10785%26returnURL%3D%252Fproduc t%252Easp%253Fsource%253D%2526ID%253D10785%2526ret ur</a> nURL%253D%25252Fproduct%25255Flist%25252Easp%25253 Fid%25253D469
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Old 08-16-2002, 11:14 AM
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holy moley, i have one of these critters and never even noticed!!!! (79 chev 3/4 4x w/a '55 on top of it now) i have a 14 bolt corporate GM rear tho. guess i'll run home and check this out!! i wonder how many times i saw the front tire sticking past the rear from behind one and thought that he must have a bent frame!! mine never seemed out of whack & i've been staring at it for over a year now.
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Old 09-04-2002, 07:22 PM
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I've mesured it and found the front is 1.5 inches wider on each side.
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