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    tie rods hitting wheels

    I put 4 in drop on blazer with 2 in coils and 2 in spindles. Now tie rods
    Are hitting wheels to the point that they wont even roll.(16 in wheels)
    Is this common? Is there anything I can do to use these wheels?

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    5.7L VORTEC 350 blazin4low's Avatar
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    what 16s do you have on the blazer? and what are their offset. I have 16s on both my blazers with no problems. With 2" spindles you move the wheel up 2" and there for move the tie rod location 2" lower on the wheel. Before your stock spindles probably had the tie rod about centered in the inside of the wheel, now it is 2" lower and right on the tire and/or wheel correct?
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    They are modern wheels. With 4.5 backspacing. 16x8 I believe. I also put
    New mevotech tie rods on. Could that be the prob?

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    5.7L VORTEC 350 blazin4low's Avatar
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    Your back spacing is right, but you're offset might be what is the . With a 4.5 back spacing you would need a 0 offset
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    And yes its hitting right on the lip of the wheel. Whats the deal? I've never
    Heard anyone say 16s are to small for drop spindles.

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    Thx man. Think I'm just gonna sell the wheels I got and go with 18s

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    My rims have a staggered offset, the fronts are 4.5 backspacing 0mm offset fit the front fine, but the rear have 4.9 backsapcing with 16mm+ offset and hit the tierods.
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    Just be careful with the back spacing if you get new wheels. My 18's are really close to touching the tie rod ends. I have Belltech 2" drop spindles. Wheels are 18x8, not sure of my backspacing though.

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    You could get the smallest spacer for them and it will solve that issue. I had a set of irocs that did that and the smallest spacer solved the issue. It's less then 20 for a set. I just found out why my extremes are hitting it's due to the wieght on them, I have to get a new tire and get the stick on weights to solve the problem.


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    Got my 18s. No more probs. Got about 1/2 in. Of clearance between wheel and tie rod.... Thx for info

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    Well where's the pics?


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    Don't really know how to upload... its looking sick tho. Coming along nice

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    Try using photobucket for posting them. It's really easy to use for posting pics on any forum.


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