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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2005, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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9.5 inch axle width

I have a 1990 3/4 ton and I understand that the 2wd trucks had a narrower rear when comparing to the front tires. Does this also hold true for 4wd?

I ask couse by truck is 4wd with a narrower rear and I don't remember if this is normal.

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Re: 9.5 inch axle width

I have a 9.5 inch rear rom a 2wd drive in my truck. It is a narrower axle than the 4wd 10 bolt I took out. I think that the fronts always had a slightly wider track though.
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Re: 9.5 inch axle width

Yeah, usually the rear axle will be 1.5-2" shorter on each side than the front axle. It's supposed to help the vehicle 'track' better supposdley.
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Re: 9.5 inch axle width

Are wheel spacers the best way to make the tires even up? Or is this a bad idea?

I have 38.5 inch tires that rub in the inside of the bed tub during articulation.

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Re: 9.5 inch axle width

You could run wheel spacers, but most people wouldn't recommend them because you're now putting more strain on the rear axle, and the wheel which would cause easier breakage of everything.
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Re: 9.5 inch axle width

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Are wheel spacers the best way to make the tires even up? Or is this a bad idea?

I have 38.5 inch tires that rub in the inside of the bed tub during articulation.

Thanks.

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Wheels with less backspacing would be the best route. Same effect as wheel spacers only safer.
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