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Yes, it is funny but this is a serious question.

My rear-end from outside of tire to outside opposing tire is 72inches. I measured the body it is only 72inches wide at the rear end and the tires have to go inside the body. I have a backspacing problem.

My question is how wide is your car outside rubber to outside rubber in inches? What is my goal?

Thank you so much!
Rich

[ June 03, 2007, 12:24 AM: Message edited by: richcam1 ]
 

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Do you have low back roadster seats or street performer seats? :D

Couldn't resist...

My total width is 69.5" I just test fit my body and the clearance looked good; about 1/2 - 3/4" from outside of tire to lip of fender.

HTH,

John
 

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It is a funny question... Chica-Bow-Wow.

Hopefully with a different backspaced rim with 1-inch less per side I would be at 70inches.
Would that work? John, it sounds like it might OK?

Thanks to all,
Rich
 

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Well, I guess it all depends on how many Wendy's Triples you scarf down a day.
 

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Rich,
Since all the good wise ass (pun intended) remarks have been used I'll try an answer.
As I recall you're useing a 94/95 donor, right? That rear end is 1 1/2" wider than an 87-93 Fox. Richard can set you up with the goods (axles & caliper brackets) to get you to Fox width. The other alternative is different wheels. You'll have to decide which is your best option.
Good luck,
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Jeff,
Why ruin a good thread with a useful answer?
:D :D :D :D


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Some like'em a little wide..... :D

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Actually, I do have a 94 donor but I cut the axles down and I have pin drive wheels.... So my situation is no longer stock. That is why I am simply looking for the outside of the tires dimension.

Any other measurements out there? The jokes are good too.

Rich
 

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Good rule of thumb - your rear end should be narrower than that of an attractive female's. Like mentioned above - some like 'em wider.
 

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Hi Donald,

My rear was supposed to be cut to 54.5" but they made it 55.5". I picked up the axle yesterday so I am figuring all of this out before I raise a stink with axle mod guys. They blew it by one inch but I am 2+ inches off at 72". I think my backspacing on my rims is off also. If I can loose an inch off of each of the wheels with a change in back space I might be fine at 70inches?

Thanks!
Rich

PS Richard Oben is the man. I might be calling him Monday.
 

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NAGA, I am running 3Link with the FFR Bilsteins and 17inch rims. I will mock it up today with the calipers. Thanks for the thoughts!

Vegas, do you get rubbing at 71"? and a good ride height?
 

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My mrk3 with IRS and 315 tires on 17" wheels measure 71" sidewall to sidewall.I have no rubbing but I set the camber to -1.0 degrees.

[ June 03, 2007, 02:29 PM: Message edited by: mrk3cobra ]
 

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Richcam1,
It's obviously too late now but you should have asked, "what should the distance from hub to hub be on a/my pin drive axle assembly?" Totally pun free. Offset, backspacing, tire size and rim width are needed for a more appropriate answer.
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RB, Thanks much but I know the hub to hub should be 54.5" I was shipped the wrong backspacing on the wheels. I am asking what will fit inside the body so I can make the adjustments.
 
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