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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 17, 3:50 PM
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Bolt your rear wheels & tires on the front and test the fit.
I did that when I initially had x8s on the front. I hated the way the x8s looked so to see if the x9.5s would work I mounted them on the front. I hada picture of that somewhere. Anyways, they fit. It was tight on the frame rail but had space on the inner fender.

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post #32 of 46 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 17, 4:54 PM
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I've got a set of American Racing vn215's on order, 18x8's and 20x10's. Wanted to go with 18x9 fronts but they are only available in a 5" backspace, for that particular wheel and also on back-order too. Just wasn't completely confident that 5"bs would be enough for my car w/3" drop. If I find out otherwise,later, I'll order a pair to replace the 18x8's.

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post #33 of 46 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 17, 5:51 PM
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Couple questions. You said you have a shortened 9" on your rear. How much did you shorten it by each side? Also, assuming from the tire size you are running I am guessing you did no mini tub it. I plan to order a 9" at some point in the future and I have been debating on how far I should have it shortened with the stock frame rails. Either way, I am still paying attention to this thread as I want to see how they look!
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If I were guessing, I'd say that 9" rear is approximately 58"-59" wide. Doesn't allow any more room for bigger tires but with less backspacing on his wheels, they will have much more dish.

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post #35 of 46 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 17, 1:10 AM Thread Starter
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If I were guessing, I'd say that 9" rear is approximately 58"-59" wide. Doesn't allow any more room for bigger tires but with less backspacing on his wheels, they will have much more dish.
Yes 58" wide. I always loved the deep dish rim so that's why I went with it.

It would have been WAY cheaper wheels wise if I had a stock rear end. O well.

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post #36 of 46 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 17, 1:13 AM Thread Starter
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Couple questions. You said you have a shortened 9" on your rear. How much did you shorten it by each side? Also, assuming from the tire size you are running I am guessing you did no mini tub it. I plan to order a 9" at some point in the future and I have been debating on how far I should have it shortened with the stock frame rails. Either way, I am still paying attention to this thread as I want to see how they look!
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My rear is 58" The car is minitubed but only to the frame. I Bought my rear end from Quick Performance off E-bay 7 years ago. Very happy with it.

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post #37 of 46 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 17, 1:14 AM Thread Starter
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Wheels are in the country finally, Tires are getting put on tomorrow and I should have a rolling chassis by the end of the week.
I'll post picks as it goes.

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The car is mini-tubbed but only to the frame.
Could you explain what you mean by this,Paul? Not sure I understand what you're talking about.

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Could you explain what you mean by this,Paul? Not sure I understand what you're talking about.
Rear tubs were done before I bought the car.
Flat sheet metal, flat against the frame instead of the factory tubs.
Frame was not modded at the rear end.

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Rear tubs were done before I bought the car.
Flat sheet metal, flat against the frame instead of the factory tubs.
Frame was not modded at the rear end.
So, you don't have any more tire room than before.

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So, you don't have any more tire room than before.

Well if you put it that way... I suppose not... Not much more anyway.

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Well if you put it that way... I suppose not... Not much more anyway.
Not trying to be a smart-ass, Paul. Just trying to understand what you have there.

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Not trying to be a smart-ass, Paul. Just trying to understand what you have there.

All good, I get ya. I always thought I gained a bit of room because that's what the guy who sold me the car said.
But I probably didn't gain anything other then crappy sheet metal wheel tubs...lol. I've owned the car for 17 years and hadn't put much thought into it.

I'll post pics later tonight so you can see what I mean Clint.

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post #44 of 46 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 17, 8:55 PM Thread Starter
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Paul. Just trying to understand what you have there.
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Simple sheet metal wheel tubs, Works fine for me.

Notice the awesome frame repair with that big chunk of metal?...lol... One of the many reasons it's getting a new frame.

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Interesting

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