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post #1 of 8 Old 07-17-2010, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Wheel Spacers?

my 96 looks like the front wheels are a little wider than my rear wheels. these trucks dont come stock like that do they? the front wheel looks flush with the rest of the body but the back wheels look like they are under the body a little more. im new to diesels and am just wondering if the previous owener put spaceers on the front or these trucks come stock like that. thanks
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IFS (Independent Front Suspension) makes your tires stick out more up front than they do in the back. Most likely the PO did not put spacers on it. That's just the way these trucks sit. Especially after adding different wheels/tires.However, you can put spacers on the back end to make the stance even if you want to.


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pop the tires off and look, its a possibility


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Fornt and rear are suppost to be staggered on a 4x4. This is so teh front and rear are not running in the same track. If you look carfully you will see any 4x4 is stagered... I think Chev/gmc is way more than any truck out their
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alright thanks guys...i asked my buddy and he said the same thing about the 4x4's being staggered so they dont stay in the same tracks. appreciate your help!
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My truck is the same way (and it's NOT IFS)... the PO put on aftermarket wheels with different backspacing than stock and the fronts stick out past the fenders but the rears are tucked in. No worries.

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You can run spacers on your truck if you wish. Yes, it is an aesthetic issue for a lot of people, but it's normal on these trucks, TTB or D60. At least it's not as prevalent as the 92-current GM trucks......those have a very different track width front to rear.

I ran 1.5" spacers on my 95 CC/LB all the way around when I had 49" tires on it and never had an issue with the spacers. The WELD wheels were another issue altogether though.
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what is the difference in track width? i want to remove the staggering and was thinking 2 inch spacers in the rear. will that make it even?

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