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Old 02-05-2006, 08:02 AM
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Front/Rear Wheel Offset

This question is for all you suspension gurus out there. Should the front and rear wheels be in the same track for street use, or should one of the axles have a wider track than the other? Thanks for your help.

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This question is for all you suspension gurus out there..

Do not claim to be a guru.......
But Most street rods have a wider track on the rear....due to larger ( wider rims and tires ). If you buy a new Chassis from TCI.......the front and the rear will have the same width.......before the wheels and tires are installed......

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It matters very little. Most of GM and Ford's cars came with a narrower track in the rear to help with aerodynamics. It wasn't much, like an inch or so.

I say, use your artistic eye. Set it where you want it. The most you can play with it is about an inch either way depending on the car, so you won't damage anything.
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Gee, Why dose a dragster have such a wide front and narrow rear? Maybe it makes it go straight?

Most mfg's build cars with a slightly narrow rear to assist in straight line stability. Hotrodders do what ever looks cool. You do it your way.
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Yep, do it your way
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Thanks to all you "gurus for your input....you have been very helpful

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I don't think I've ever seen a car that had the same track front and rear. There's always a little difference.
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