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post #5 of (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 01, 10:25 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by David_Bates:
Second, rear axle width has absolutely no bearing on the size tire you can fit inside the wheel well.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Beg to differ. While other factors do come into play, a narrower rear end will give you more room from drum to fender lip requiring less backspace required on the rim itself. Could be that's why folks who run ProStreet have tubbed wheel wells and narrowed rear ends...the ability to run wide tires/wheels with a lot of negative offset.


Let me edit my response and do a bit of retraction. The size tire that will fit inside the stock wheel well should be constant. The axle width would determine the correct backspacing required - hence I agree. It was late when I chimed in and didn't fully read the response as carefully as I should have.

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[This message has been edited by Dale McIntosh (edited 09-15-2001).]
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