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    Default Spindle difference 88 and 92

    I am trying to put rims on my truck that have a backspace greater than my stock wheels. These rims are from a 2005 Silverado (they are the basic chrome rims from GM). They will mount on my 1988 C2500, however they are within 1/4 of an inch from my upper control arm. I drove with them on and the balancing lead weight actually touched the control arm. I know that there is a difference between my spindles and those on 1992 and newer trucks. Do the newer spindles allow for greater backspace? And if so is it possible to put the newer spindles in my 1988?

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    not that far apart no way.. look into wheel spacers or diff rims sorry man even if you reem the ball joint holes the taller new stuff will kill the geometry and it wont align way to much work for rims sell em and put the money towards new

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