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Just installed a 92 rear axle under my 84 and ive been told that i have to widen my front! is this true or bs? anyway i purchased a set of allpro's front 1.5 wheel spacers. are these any good? anyone run them? anyone recomend them?
 

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I'm sure they (AP Spacers) will be fine. Never heard a bad word about them. You don't have to widen the front if you don't want to. Looks like you all ready are though.
I'm using an 85 front axle on my 86 4Runner SAS, and I'm not adding front wheel spacers. I may end up getting a set of wheels with 3" or so backspacing. I'm not to picky if my rear axle is a bit wider than the front.
 

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Yes, you should widen your front end, if you dont, the truck will have a tendancy to have more understeer, especially off road. I run the all pro spacers, and so do
several other people I know. They are good quality parts, and they come with studs and lug nuts. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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Originally posted by zags:
<STRONG>Yes, you should widen your front end, if you dont, the truck will have a tendancy to have more understeer, especially off road. I run the all pro spacers, and so do
several other people I know. They are good quality parts, and they come with studs and lug nuts. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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I don't agree and here is why <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> when Toyota went IFS in 86 and kept solid axles in use in OZ they kept the same solid axle width and went to the wider rear [+3"] and did not add wheel spacers to the front end. if it made the steering [squirlly] or unsafe toyota would have done something, cause they would not want it unsafee on the road. That said go ahead and use the spacers you got <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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When Toyota built the 86 on solid axle pickips for Aus etc, they used the narrow rear - they did not use the IFS width rear. Measured a '92 rear the other day, same as my '84.

Andrew
 

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Originally posted by stkman:
<STRONG>When Toyota built the 86 on solid axle pickips for Aus etc, they used the narrow rear - they did not use the IFS width rear. Measured a '92 rear the other day, same as my '84.

Andrew</STRONG>
I could have sworn a guy here from OZ said that he had the wider rearend in his 90's solid axle. Looks like I stand corrected

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I didn't mean to say the truck would be unsafe,they just handle better with a wider front track width. Doesnt mean crap in the rocks or a mud pit!!
 

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Originally posted by zags:
<STRONG> Doesnt mean crap in the rocks!</STRONG>
I will debate you on this, as Pontiac says, wider is better. In the rocks if you are wider you are more stable. Look at the POR members rigs and you will see that most of them have full width D44, or D60 axles, do you think they do that just fo looks!!!
 

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They're doing that because it's a Dana thing <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> . The spacers shouldn't hurt you cause your still between the bearings. I'm going to make the IFS rotor/hub conversion like Front Range does to widen the front, but I also have access to a machine shop <IMG SRC="smilies/cool.gif" border="0">
 

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i have allpro's and a set from performancewheel.com's... i don't like the performance wheel ones. the allpros just seem better with the new studs. all those bolts on the performancewheel one's makes it so you have to take your tire off just so you can check the bolts for tightness. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

[ 09-18-2001: Message edited by: poppycock ]
 
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