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Yikes, wheel spacers up front?

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Old 10-31-2018, 04:01 PM
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I've noticed that a lot of wheel spacers companies like to put a disclaimer for us 2WD folk that their spacers only fit the rears of our trucks. After doing some digging, it appears that the front hub bore is a little strange compared to other vehicles and staggers(?) itself outwards. Has anyone had long term success fitting wheel spacers up front? I'm aware of the accelerated wear and tear this presents on ball joints and other parts, just curious if someone's done it with success yet.
 
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When I decided to use wheel spacers it was only to square up the stance so that the rear tires had the same tread width of the front. I did this by adding 1.25" spacers on each back wheel. I only did the back so to reduce wear and tear on the front. Mine is a 4wd but I would think the logic is the same. The difference in track between the front and back on a 2wd is unknown to me.
 

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I've discovered that Summit sells a Bassett DOT-Approved NASCAR style wheel that allows for aggressive backspacing such as 2" and 3". If I could find out how much spacing difference between the front and rear of the Blazer is, I would just rather buy the correct backspace to achieve the stance I want. Off to make another thread, I suppose!
 
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I have C5 Corvette wheels on my Xtreme Blazer. 8.5" in the front and 9.5" in the rear on a 3" drop. They are 6.75 backspace so I am running 3" on the front and rear. I started with 2" on the front but did not like the look of the wheel inset in the wheelwell. I'm not concerned with accelerated wear as parts for these are fairly inexpensive.

 
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Originally Posted by NightRunner View Post
I've discovered that Summit sells a Bassett DOT-Approved NASCAR style wheel that allows for aggressive backspacing such as 2" and 3". If I could find out how much spacing difference between the front and rear of the Blazer is, I would just rather buy the correct backspace to achieve the stance I want. Off to make another thread, I suppose!
Whether you achieve your desired offset by using spacers or wheels with less backspacing, your ball joints, etc. won't know the difference. That said, I would prefer to do it with different wheels, just because you have fewer lug nuts to come loose and no spacers to possibly fail.
 
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