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Might be a stupid question...

Why do some dually trucks drive around with a wheel removed on both sides of the rear axle? I see it most often on Dodge trucks, is there an advantage to this? Do they think it looks cool? I don't understand, can someone please explain?
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Why do some dually trucks drive around with a wheel removed on both sides of the rear axle? I see it most often on Dodge trucks, is there an advantage to this? Do they think it looks cool? I don't understand, can someone please explain?
Are they running a super single in the rear? The only reason that I could think of would be less rolling resistance.

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No, it's just one stock wheel and tire on each side. If you ask me I thinks it looks stupid but maybe there a reason for it.
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i never really see people driving around like that..thats kinda weird that you see that a lot. the only time i've seen duallys like that is when they are going on the dyno..

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No, it's just one stock wheel and tire on each side. If you ask me I thinks it looks stupid but maybe there a reason for it.
Which are they running? Inner or Outer..........


I can't think of a reason. I would never short my fat girl her training wheels.

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The only reason I can think of is they had a blowout and arent in a rush to fix it but dont understand why they would be riding around with both sides missing one. Maybe they think it saves gas
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I've only seen this once and the guy was actually only running one wheel on the left and both on the right. Very strange.

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I know of one or two guys who run just the inside dual because they don't want to replace 6 tires.

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I know of one or two guys who run just the inside dual because they don't want to replace 6 tires.
Those are the kind of things you think of before you buy a dually
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Those are the kind of things you think of before you buy a dually
Well just let me say: These ol' boys ain't members of the thinkin' crowd I was there when they took of the outside duals, no need for a hydraulic jack, they had a ford tractor with a loader

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