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Old 05-03-2002, 04:37 PM
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Post front/rear tracking

Have a 40 plymouth coupe and hoping to install it on a 68 chevelle rust free rolling chassis.
One of the hotrodders sites said to measure front and rear tracking . How and where is this done. Help!- thanks -DA

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Old 05-09-2002, 10:20 PM
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Measure up front, at the center line of Tire tread, center to center.

Measure out Back, center of tire tread, center to center,

The difference between the two is the Track Measurement.

Most Vehicles are Wider at the Front, Narrower in the Rear.
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The reason someone told you to measure the track is because the Chevelle chassis track is probably too wide for your car. This will result in the tires sticking outside or partially outside the fenders and rubbing. Once a chassis or clip that is too wide is installed the only inexpensive way to fix a track problem is with special order rims with non-standard backspacing.

Do yourself a big favor and measure carefully. Just because you can get your hands on a cheap Chevelle chassis doesn't mean you have to install it if it's not right for the car. If it's not and you install it anyway you'll probably wind up with a whole lot of problems you didn't bargain for.
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