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Discussion in 'Stock Suspension + Bolt On Kits' started by Treble, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Treble

    Treble

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    On my 94 the front and rear measure out to 80" I've measured this twice. No difference between the front and rear

    My 16 there was a difference between the front and rear. So I put a 2" wheel spacers/ adapters on the rear to even out the stance

    What gives, I thought all GM vehicles had a difference between front and rear
     
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    Biggershaft96 Cant Getrite

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    Hard telling. Gm did some weird things in the 90s. If its the same i wouldnt worry about it.
     
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    Awest623 A juicy girl got me, again

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    Is your 94 a 2wd or 4x4? 2wd models had the same track width. 4x4 had its front end wider than the rear.
     
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    Sorry I intend to fill my signature out better, she's A k1500. I could visually see the difference on my 16, before spacers. For now my 94 sits at 80" front and back.... Much narrower than my 16.... This guy runs a lot of offset
     
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    Awest623 A juicy girl got me, again

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    I don't know what to tell you then. GM has done some real SMART things over the years :crazy:
     
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    98chevy2500SS Specializes in Accessories 101

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    Yeah GM did some weird stuff back then. When I measured my truck when it was a half-ton, they were virtually the same width, the front may have been just a tad bit wider, because it was 4WD. That's weird why your 16 is different, you would think since it was 2016 they would have fixed that by now.
     
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    ice-sub400 Newbie

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    I have a 1994 suburban 4x4, I hate the narrow stance on the rear, how thick spacers do I need to make it equal to the front?
    And what was the reason for this difference? Did GM have large stock of narrow rear axles in the
    90's
     
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    From what I understand if you use 2" wheel spacers/adapters you do not have to cut the studs, 1.5" adapters/spacers plan on cutting.
    On my 16 with the 2" spacers the rear is 1" wider then the front. I don't remember what the actual measurements on my 16 are, but there archived over on the DuraMax board.
     
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    I believe on your 16 the front and rear width are the same, until you lift them. It's usually the lift that kicks your front out 2".
     
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    98chevy2500SS Specializes in Accessories 101

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    For the GMT400s, 1.5" would be too much for a half-ton. 1.5" is perfect for a 3/4 ton, equal front and back. I am thinking .5" or 1" spacers, at best, for the GMT400s? I never really noticed on my half-ton, when it was a half-ton, but when you look at a 4x4 3/4 ton, the ass is just so much narrower.

    @ice-sub400 to answer your question, I believe it was because GM thought of this idea that the rear could "cut" through new ground, instead of in the same path of the front tire for better traction. I could be wrong, that's just what I have read online. To be honest, I really haven't noticed a difference since I put 1.5" spacers on the rear of my truck to make it equal.
     

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