Rear wheel single out w/out flipping hubs

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tobyS

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It puts the center of the wheel/tire several inches outside of the center of the 2 bearings in the hub, making the outside bearing take nearly all the load and the inner, very little. I think the inner is a slightly heavier bearing than the outer also.

Not good for bearings and the outside will wear prematurely, but can be done.
 

cattlerepairman

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What tobyS said. This has been discussed before and the technical recommendation was to not do it, unless you use aftermarket rims that are designed to correct the extreme offset.
 

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What tobyS said. This has been discussed before and the technical recommendation was to not do it, unless you use aftermarket rims that are designed to correct the extreme offset.
Yes but...

Unloaded and empty, used as an oversized pickup truck/toy, I speculate that the bearings would be up to it for the amount of miles it would see in this usage.
 

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On a duce the out side wheel will set about a half tire width wider than the front and the inside sits a half width narrower when you flip the hubs there will still be a little offset difference because the steering axle is a little wider but I think it was only 1/4 inch or less. the reason for the super single conversion is so the rear tires follow in the same track as the fronts.
 

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On a duce the out side wheel will set about a half tire width wider than the front and the inside sits a half width narrower when you flip the hubs there will still be a little offset difference because the steering axle is a little wider but I think it was only 1/4 inch or less. the reason for the super single conversion is so the rear tires follow in the same track as the fronts.
Why do we care if they follow in the same track?

(Serious question, this comes up when discussing the use of hemtt wheels on 939s)
 

cattlerepairman

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Breaking a trail sucks power. Think soft ground: If the front wheels already make a track, it causes less resistance if the rears just follow in the same track. If the track width is vastly different between front and rear, you have to power 6 tires to make each its own track (2 fronts and the first rear axle duals on either side). Not sure how much it **really** matters in the Deuce - it is not intended to be a true off-road truck.
 
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