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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2002, 10:13 AM
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Is it possible to get my wheels outta the fender wells a bit without going to different rims? I'd like to get a wider looking stance, but the stock rims don't afford that appearance. Do I need new rims with some offset or can you put in some type of spacer behind the rims for the same effect? Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2002, 10:41 AM
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change your stock backspacing from 5 1/4" to 3 1/4" via a 2" spacer.

you gotta lift or body lift on this hoe? if so, you're good to go. <-----cool[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]that rhymed.


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Nope, no lift ... yet ... Have to do things in stages as this is the family vehicle and Kristina raises a questioning eyebrow whenever I start "talking truck" with her ... For the newby, where would I find spacers and will it work without the lift? Thanks Dreamer.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2002, 11:09 AM
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well don't get too excited man. a 2" spacer will make for rubbing on the outside fender wells. on my '98 i have stock rims with 285s on em and at full lock they're less than an inch away from rubbing. adding on offset to that would make the hit in my opinion.
this is why i asked what lift mods you might have made. consider the studs as well. they may not be long enough for the thin 3/8" spacers you can get at pepboys or other fine automotive merchants.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] you need not worry about the studs on a custom 2" spacer cuz they come with their own offsetted studs. but you would still have some major rubbing. you'd basicly have your own fender trimming as well as tire chewing.
so you have the 265s on there?


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Like the name 97tahoe. Hm, mine is yukon97, what a coincidence!



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wow, to think that they made more than one '97 style yukon/tahoe, amazing, absolutely amazing


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Are you mocking me bigblue? If you are i will open a can on you. Haha. Im kidding!



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All I can say to that is...hahahahahahahahaha
Bring it on big guy j/k




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All I can say about a 2" wheel spacer in the front is bye bye ball joints!

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Re: Rims

I agree with Willy's, a 2" spacer up front is NOT GOOD.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

At most you can run about a 3/8-1/2" spacer up front. More than that and you start to get into weird forces acting on the lug nuts, studs, and ball joints. Nothing there you really want to break at 65mph.

Rear you can do about 1.5" max.

If you want a wider stance, try a wider rim with a little less backspacing. Watch out for fender rub though.


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