2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

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2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby Crewjoe » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:32 am

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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby Built2Bend » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:09 pm

Do you have a picture from head on? With this angle it looks good. My only concern and some one ealse will probly chime in but are you worried that it being spaced out farther that it will put more stress on the bearings
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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby Crewjoe » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:20 pm

Yeah let me look...I'm sure I took some pics from straight on. I don't think, after seeing many big tire'd trucks that this would be an issue.
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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby HenryJ » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:53 pm

Crewjoe wrote:....after seeing many big tire'd trucks that this would be an issue.
100% agree. The 2wd seem to manage just fine with smaller wheel bearing'd fronts and the same rear axle :)
Just a reduction in rear spacing. no big deal :)

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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby Crewjoe » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:59 pm

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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby Crewjoe » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:05 pm

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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby Crewjoe » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:06 pm

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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby HenryJ » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:15 am

Might get tight on a turn. Will be interesting to see if it rubs for you up front.

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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby Built2Bend » Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:34 pm

Ya I was told in auto tech that if you but the wrong back spaceing of wheel on a vechicle that's not designed for that back spaceing that it could put extra leverage on the bearing coulseing them to wear out faster. But I see you points many people run much larger tires with wheel spacers. I guess I dident think of that.

And thanks for the head on pic I Thot that may stick out to far but that looks fine.
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Re: 2WD OEM wheels on 4WD, what do you think?

Postby HenryJ » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:03 am

Built2Bend wrote:Ya I was told in auto tech that if you but the wrong back spaceing of wheel on a vechicle that's not designed for that back spaceing that it could put extra leverage on the bearing coulseing them to wear out faster...
Yes, an age old argument. There are a couple long threads on the subject.
If this is true then the least leverage applied to the bearing would be a wheel with the mounting surface in the center. Zero offset. Our stock wheels have -6 offset. That is 6" of leverage. A wheel with less rearspacing would offer less leverage.
Personally , if the wheel and tire combination clears...wear it. You really have to get radical to accelerate wear. Those who go too far will find a weak link and upgrade components.

I can see in extreme cases where the leverage could play a part. It really is a stretch though. the forces generated but a hard turn are much greater.

I would worry more about the increased stress on steering components due to the increased scrub radius.

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