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Old 04-19-2006, 08:34 PM
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72 Nova 12" wheels ???

I'm having a problem getting some answers on how to measure, and how much to narrow my 8.5/10-bolt posi. I'm in the process of mini tubbing the wells, and I'd like to have the rear done so its ready to install when I wrap up this job.I'm using the DSE mini's (+2 1/2")and the leaf springs and shocks are gone---coil-overs and ladder bars. I'd like to go with 12" wheels.

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I'm having a problem getting some answers on how to measure, and how much to narrow my 8.5/10-bolt posi. I'm in the process of mini tubbing the wells, and I'd like to have the rear done so its ready to install when I wrap up this job.I'm using the DSE mini's (+2 1/2")and the leaf springs and shocks are gone---coil-overs and ladder bars. I'd like to go with 12" wheels.

Any help ??

Thanks, street

to avoid a problem , buy the wheels first , then measure
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to avoid a problem , buy the wheels first , then measure
Ditto! You HAVE to have the tires and wheels on hand to get accurate measurements. Once you get the tubs intalled set the tires & wheels in place, where you want them, and then measure the distance between the mounting faces. Just remember this measurement is a TOTAL distance, over the brake drums or rotors and the "housing" width will be shorter.
Here is a work sheet from Chris Alston's site. It will get you pointed in the right direction.
http://www.cachassisworks.com/worksh...structions.pdf
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12" wheels? the car origionally came with 14" wheels. please tell me that ur not going to ruin this car with those cheesy spoked lowrider wheels with tires that dont fit right...
ahhhh, scratch that last remark... i saw posi in there... drag car? best of luck man.
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[I]12" wheels?[/I] the car origionally came with 14" wheels. please tell me that ur not going to ruin this car with those cheesy spoked lowrider wheels with tires that dont fit right...
ahhhh, scratch that last remark... i saw posi in there... drag car? best of luck man.
I understood him to mean 12" WIDE... Not 12" in diameter...
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