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dually wheel conversion question...
ok. i have a 94 2500 xtra cab long bed, 12v automatic. it is factory single wheel.
I have owned it since new and mechanically it is perfection. the body, interior and everything else however is very tired indeed. so my project will be to fit an early 50's cabover dodge and flatbed onto this chassis.
so heres the question. I want to run a dually rearend AND an airbag system (mainly for ride comfort not ride height or laying down on the frame or any of that nonsense) to keep the front tires tucked into the front fenders, i was thinking of trying to fit the dually wheels up front without converting to the dually spindles (which have a LARGE outward offset compared to single front spindles)
is this possible? i mean, what would it take to get a dually rim to fit on a 'normal' front sipindle? same lugs n studs? longer? etc. will it hold up to normal drving with the odd inward offset? links to others doing this would be awesome...
same thing for the rearend. can I fit dually wheels to a single wheel rear end without swapping out the whole thing? longer studs obviously, but would it be easier to change the brakes/drums... what else is needed? or maybe a better question on the rear end is, is the factory dually rear end any wider (drum to drum) that a single wheel rear end? im trying to keep a narrow 'track' on this thing if at all possible...
2nd question. did dodge ever make a 15" factory dually rim, or is there an aftermarket one available? this would be 8 lug 6.5" pattern I believe.
thanks for any help fellas!!
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