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That question has been asked - and answered - as well. The outside wheel will not match the track of the front wheels (still tracks too wide). Furthermore, some say that the hubs/wheel bearings are not designed to take the full load of the truck with only the outer wheels in position. It appears that with the outer wheels only mounted, too much leverage exists on the hubs/bearings.Why flip the hubs? Why not just remove one wheel and place the outer one back in it's original position?
Even if you remove the inner wheel, the outer in the same (turned out) orientation will still give your rear wheels a wider track than the front. The advantage is more stability if you're carrying a higher profile load like a large cabover camper, utility box or better stability in more intense off-road situations. The downside is more stress on the rear axle bearings causing them to wear out faster or require more frequent routine maintenance. if you've got a tight driveway and not much room, you could find yourself leaving tire marks on the house or garage. Looking down the side of the truck and seeing a single wheel in the rear with the rim turned out can look a little goofy, but some guys do that on bobbers using the M105 bed to make more clearance between the inside of the bed fender well and the tires if they run a 395 or bigger. The other way to deal with that is to raise the bed a few inches above the frame with spacers to make more clearance so that the hubs can be flipped, the rear wheels turned in and the front and rear tracking at equal width. Having the front and rear wheels tracking equally will make for an easier handling, better steering truck. Every little bit helps when you don't have any hydro or pneumatic steering assistance.Why flip the hubs? Why not just remove one wheel and place the outer one back in it's original position?
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