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Old 11-04-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Axle Width

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my rear axle seems to be a few inches narrower than my front axle, is this normal from the factory or has it been swapped?

rear axle - outside of tire - out ide of tire 75"

Front axle - outside of tire - outside of tire 80"


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Its normal, helps with turning radius and a couple other things, if you want the same width, use spacers swap in a van axle or a newer axle from an IFS Chevy they are pretty close to the same width
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Thanks,

Im all stock right now. just wondering how guys with lifts, tire/rims get that look.
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Thanks,

Im all stock right now. just wondering how guys with lifts, tire/rims get that look.
Its all in the wheels, 4.5 backspacing up front and 2.5 backspacing in the rear.

Or swap in a 1 ton axle.
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Its normal, helps with turning radius and a couple other things, if you want the same width, use spacers swap in a van axle or a newer axle from an IFS Chevy they are pretty close to the same width

How wide is the factory k5 rear? How much wider is the van or IFS rear?
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