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Old 10-31-2012, 09:46 PM
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Is there a general rule of thumb as to how much wider the rear tread of a car can be than the front tread before you encounter handling problems. Wouldn't a much wider rear make the car too twitchy or "darty" ??? What is the minimum clearance you should have between the inside of the rear wheels and the body of a fenderless car to avoid tire rubs during heavy cornering ???
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Way to Many variables in your question...What kind of tire, how tall a tire, what kind of sidewall, what type of tread pattern, what is the rubber compound, what kind of rear suspension, how fast are you cornering, you need to be more specific.
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Simple answer is no, If you have wide tires on the rear and skinny's up front like most hot rods do.....and for whatever reason THAT ALONE is causing a handling problem then you are driving waaay too fast on city streets. Also depending on what kind of car you're talking about, the type of suspension and whether it has a good sway bar/anti-rollbar....and how fast you take corners I would say at least 1"-1 1/2" between tire and inside of wheelwell. As 69 said...way too many variables.

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The issue isn't rear tires that are too wide, it's front tires that are too narrow, especially since most RWD cars have more than 50% of the weight on the front tires.
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