55 with 60 axles ? (1 Viewer)

bkcruiser

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On mine I moved the hangers out 3/4" on each side, and moved the perches in 3/4" on each side to make up the 3" difference in spring track. The tires get in the way if you do it all on the frame, and the pumpkin gets in the way if you move just the perches.
 
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I have a 60 rear end. I re-geard the front axle to match, and Im running 1 1/2" wheel spacers to add the extra width that the 60 axel would have. Im SUA, and as you all know they added all the length to the driver side of the 60 axel making welding a perch in there very difficult on a SUA. eventually I will do a shackle reverse and run out riggers on the front with a 62 front axel and upgrade to a FF in the rear. but to answer the question, yes my track width is identical to a 60.
 
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On mine I moved the hangers out 3/4" on each side, and moved the perches in 3/4" on each side to make up the 3" difference in spring track. The tires get in the way if you do it all on the frame, and the pumpkin gets in the way if you move just the perches.
BKcruiser,

pictures? build thread? like I said I'm looking at this for the front. I didnt have any problems just moving the perches in an 1 1/2" on the rear.
 

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BKcruiser,

pictures? build thread? like I said I'm looking at this for the front. I didnt have any problems just moving the perches in an 1 1/2" on the rear.

No build thread, most of my stuff is built on the trail LOL!

For the front I would think just outboarding the hangers would be the simplest way. Inboarding the perches would climb into the third member alot. The only reason I split the difference was to gain a little clearance on the tires at full lock. I had to adjust the pass ubolt a little as it is.
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No build thread, most of my stuff is built on the trail LOL!

For the front I would think just outboarding the hangers would be the simplest way. Inboarding the perches would climb into the third member alot. The only reason I split the difference was to gain a little clearance on the tires at full lock. I had to adjust the pass ubolt a little as it is.
I see your on 37's I wont be any bigger than 33's or 34's with it still SUA. you think I wont have any rubbing issues iF I just out board the hangers?
 

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I think it was one of the best things I could do to my tall and soft 55 much more solid, just outboarded- still turns very tight for a old 55...
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Thank you! It's changed quite a bit, now has a 6 point rollcage and the ARB RTT on top, plus painted

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