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Old 09-02-2014, 11:56 AM
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The poly's are/will stay stiffer for the entirety of their life, that's the main reason to have them. Rubber breaks down over time whereas poly won't, they can be noisy but that's where the zerk fittings come in, keep em greased and you shouldn't notice any noise. As far as off road effectiveness, sway bars by their very nature have a negative effect on off road ability so increasing the effectiveness (diamater) of the sways, will in turn reduce the ease of articulation. It'll be a minor deficit compared the road drivability you'll gain though, so proceed as desired, just givin ya the intel before you proceed.
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:01 PM
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Are the SRT/Addco made (designed for) to go off-roading... Wouldn't it put you all outta whack?
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:54 PM
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I know you guys have good eyes, so i need your help figuring something out. Some of you may actually know what it is. So i noticed that my rear wheel isn't as flush to the fender as the front, like it sits in a little. ALSO why the hell does it look like my rear wheel is smaller than my front??? Am I the only one who notices this? (By the way my wheels are 20x9 in the front and 20x10 in the rear)
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:09 PM
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I know you guys have good eyes, so i need your help figuring something out. Some of you may actually know what it is. So i noticed that my rear wheel isn't as flush to the fender as the front, like it sits in a little. ALSO why the hell does it look like my rear wheel is smaller than my front??? Am I the only one who notices this? (By the way my wheels are 20x9 in the front and 20x10 in the rear)

Solid axle vs IFS, the front end is always a touch wider, it's especially noticeable on GM vehicles. As far as the appearance of a size difference, optical trick probably attributed to the different fender shapes and sizes (F&R). Measure your front and rear from sidewall to sidewall and compare, should see the difference.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:12 PM
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Solid axle vs IFS, the front end is always a touch wider, it's especially noticeable on GM vehicles. As far as the appearance of a size difference, optical trick probably attributed to the different fender shapes and sizes (F&R). Measure your front and rear from sidewall to sidewall and compare, should see the difference.
Got it, thanks for the info!! Now that i think about it my buddy has a Chevy Tahoe and he put wheel spacers on just the rear to even it out. You think there is an easy fix to this problem? Like wheel spacers or something?
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I know you guys have good eyes, so i need your help figuring something out. Some of you may actually know what it is. So i noticed that my rear wheel isn't as flush to the fender as the front, like it sits in a little. ALSO why the hell does it look like my rear wheel is smaller than my front??? Am I the only one who notices this? (By the way my wheels are 20x9 in the front and 20x10 in the rear)
Perspective bro. The front wheel is closer to you and appears wider. But i hear you as well. Mine looked that way as well but it all depends on how your looking at it
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:18 PM
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Got it, thanks for the info!! Now that i think about it my buddy has a Chevy Tahoe and he put wheel spacers on just the rear to even it out. You think there is an easy fix to this problem? Like wheel spacers or something?

It's not a "problem" tho per se, it's by design for drivability, it helps with tracking and stability. Your staggered wheels may play a bit into it as well, depending on the offsets (maybe 1/4" difference). You could use spacers to make them even if you wanted to, you'll likely notice a change in handling if you do, and it'd be exaggerated by your wide low pros. Only way to know for sure is to try it and see how ya like it.
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It's not a "problem" tho per se, it's by design for drivability, it helps with tracking and stability. Your staggered wheels may play a bit into it as well, depending on the offsets (maybe 1/4" difference). You could use spacers to make them even if you wanted to, you'll likely notice a change in handling if you do, and it'd be exaggerated by your wide low pros. Only way to know for sure is to try it and see how ya like it.

Alright thanks, most likely going to leave it alone. Just looking for info, thanks guys


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And i just measured the wheels and they're 29 inches for both front and back, so its all good i guess.


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And i just measured the wheels and they're 29 inches for both front and back, so its all good i guess.


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29" where? Which measurement did you take?
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And i just measured the wheels and they're 29 inches for both front and back, so its all good i guess.

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What did you measure. Diameter?
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And i just measured the wheels and they're 29 inches for both front and back, so its all good i guess.


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I was referring to the distance from outer sidewall to outer sidewall on opposing sides, that will allow you to compare the width of front and rear axles. It'll probably be 1/4"-1/2" different.
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