Correctrack spacers can save lives and
dramatically improve how your truck, van or SUV
handles on gravel roads and
SORRY THE COMPANY DOESN'T MAKE THEM ANYMORE
I went out to ranch that a friend owns, (yes I
still have a friend or two) and tested out the Correctrack rear-wheel
alignment system in the
rugged wild west. The test truck was a 1997 Ford 4x4 F250 crew cab diesel. The
rear axle on this Heavy Duty F250 was almost 3 inches narrower than the
On this particular model we had to trim some
of the beveled end of the axle studs to make sure they didn't stick out past
After we trimmed the studs, the spacer was
flush with the wheel studs. Not all vehicles will need a trim. These spacers
are heavy duty weighing over 13 pounds each.
I've driven a few million miles on gravel
roads, and I consider them the most dangerous type of surface. Dirt roads
constantly change, with rain ruts, washboards, gravel ribbons, it all can be
different any day. The soft shoulder is always a danger trying to suck you
down the ditch. The better handling your truck is, the more control you have
for those ever changing conditions. You can feel the extra pull the ruts and
gravel windrows put to your trucks steering and the bounce the washboards
cause the rear axle of an empty truck.
It was very simple and easy adding the
Correctrack spacers. Once the spacers and wheels were torqued down, we were
ready for the test. I watched the rear wheel tracking in the yard on the way
to the road and looked like a match. Going down the same dirt roads, that I
took before we added Correctrack, you could immediately tell the difference!
The ruts didn't pull you and the washboard didn't make the back axle jump
from side to side.
Turning corners was even different with less
rear sliding. The truck was just easier to drive with less movement from the
steering wheel do to road feedback. And with a trailer on the truck you
could feel the better control with less over steer to drive straight. I
wouldn't of thought that I would see such a dramatic change in the effort it
takes to handle the truck with the spacers added. Don't forget the
pavement, you still have washboards, semi truck ruts, pot-holes and the cargo
that falls out of the back of someone else's truck you're following.
Evasive maneuvers can happen at anytime and you want a rear axle wide enough
to help you control the fishtailing and leaning on turns. There is a reason
sports cars, such as a Chevy Corvette, and stock cars have wider rear tires.
It's all about control.
Basically a rear axle that is narrower than
the front axle doesn't even sound logical. Do you suppose it's a cheaper way
to build trucks? Would you order a truck that way on purpose? The
older Heavy Duty Fords, 97 4x4 and back can have this problem, older Dodge
trucks heavy duty 4x4 and most of the GM 4x4 Light Duty 2500 and Heavy Duty
2500 still today have a narrower rear axle tracking. Also GM heavy duty 4x4
Suburbans and Yukon XL's can have a narrower rear axle. GM did solve it with
the newer full size vans. Ford and Dodge still have a narrower rear axle on
the heavy duty vans your church and school use. It's easy to figure out,
just go measure your truck and van.
The question you might have with such a well
built heavy duty alignment spacer is, will this cause strain to the rear axle
bearings. The Correctrack spacer kit has completed a Daimler Chrysler
K-1 durability test and warrants the rear axle bearings to 100,000 original
miles. Know of any truck manufacture that does that? Call Correctrack Inc. for
warranty details. ph. 1-888-862-2167
You still have plenty of wheel stud left if you have
to grind some of the stud bevel. Correct wheel tracking, you can feel the
Measure your truck or van axles to see if it's
tracking or constantly making new tracks. Do you suppose following the same
track will help fuel mileage? If you want an edge on safety for
your truck and trailer handling, this is something to try. You can even
send them back if you don't like them. No risk, I like it! Correctrack
Rear-Wheel Alignment System. I liked this
safety product so much, I'm selling them on this website.
Here we are mounting the
CT Spacers on a brand new 2003 GMC HD 2500 4x4 crew cab.
Plenty of wheel stud
left after mounting the spacer on this new GM 2003 HD 2599truck.
Corrects front-to-rear tracking difference!
- STABILIZES towing
- ELIMINATES steering problems
- CORRECTS tracking
- IMPROVES handling
- ENHANCES vehicle appearance
CorrecTrack Inc. - Recommended Applications
GMC & CHEVROLET
1980-1991 ¾-ton & 1 ton 4x4 trucks & Suburbans, 2"
thick spacer (9/16" stud )
1992-1999 ¾-ton & 1-ton 4x4 trucks & Suburbans, 2"
thick spacer (14mm stud)
2000-2004 ¾-ton 4x4 trucks & Suburbans, 1 ½" thick
spacer (14mm stud)
2000-2004 ¾ & 1-ton 4x4 trucks, 2" thick spacer
Early through 1997 Ford F250 & F350 single rear wheel
¾-ton & 1-ton 4x4 trucks, 2" thick spacer
E-350 vans & conversions, 2" thick spacer
Early ¾-ton & 1-ton 4x4 single rear wheel trucks,
2" thick spacer (9/16" stud)
Early-1997 Dodge 3500 van, 2" thick spacer
1998-2003 Dodge 3500 van, 2" thick spacer
* Standard Equipment on 2002 Pleasure-Way Motorhome Vans
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