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Will a 5/8 or 1/2 rear wheel spacer fit without replacing the stock wheel studs?

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anyone know if 5/8" or 1/2" rear wheel spacers will sandwich between the drum and rim using the stock length axle studs? or will they be to short?
 
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anyone try this before?
 
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I've never tried it but I can't see how a sandwiched spacer would be a good idea. The studs are only about 1" long, so you'd be reducing the threaded section by more than 50% by putting a sandwich spacer in there.

Why are you wanting a 1/2" spacer in the rear? If you're looking to even the rear width up with the front then a 1.25" or a 1.5" spacer with proper lugs would be the better option. On the stock Blazers the rear is about 3" narrower than the front.
 
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Sounds scetchy to me!!! Take Els suggestion and do it the right way.
 
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yeah to even it with the front alittle. are you sure its 3 inches total? I thought the rear was only 1.5 inch narrow than the front?
 
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My imperfect measuring with a tape on the driveway 5 years ago put the difference at just a hair under 3", which is why I bought 1.25" spacers. That, and those ones were on sale. Many others go with 1.5" spacers. Either one it only amounts to a 1/8th difference on each side.

If you do decide to get spacers make sure you get ones that are hub-centric (has the cutout for the hub lip inside) as well as having the lip on the front face to mate with the wheel cutout. The lip centers the wheel for proper rotating balance, and helps support the vehicle on the lip rather than just the studs.
 
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I put 1.5" spacers on the rear of a 2004 4x4 4dr with stock rims to even out the stance. This is what I purchased:
2pcs 1 5" Hubcentric 5x4 75 to 5x4 75 Wheel Spacers 38mm 5LUG Adapters | eBay
 

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