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Old 05-14-2012, 03:29 AM
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Is 1 - 1/2" (1.5") between tire and fender lip enough clearance on a 34 coupe. She rides with about 1/2" of rubber sunk.

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Old 05-14-2012, 05:23 AM
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I should have said "I hope to have her ride with about 1/2" of rubber sunk".
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That sounds like enough but until you drive it, it will be hard to say 100% because there's deflection and movement from the suspension, there's the body mounting that might allow movement, tire sidewall deflection, etc. all adding to how much clearance that's going to be needed.

But that's plenty to test drive it. Take it easy and find an empty parking lot that you can do some decreasing radius turns to find the limits w/o endangering yourself or anyone else.
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Thanks for that cobalt327 .
I'm only in the mock up stages at present. IFS is 57" plus Torq Thrust 2's with 3-3/8" Positive space gives me 63-3/4" plus 1" for tire bulge leaves me with 1-1/2" per side. I'm going by the Ford V8 booklet which states 67- 3/4" total width and my own width is about the same. Just needing to know if my IFS is ok at that width. It's seems very tight tolerances is all.
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Thanks for that cobalt327 .
I'm only in the mock up stages at present. IFS is 57" plus Torq Thrust 2's with 3-3/8" Positive space gives me 63-3/4" plus 1" for tire bulge leaves me with 1-1/2" per side. I'm going by the Ford V8 booklet which states 67- 3/4" total width and my own width is about the same. Just needing to know if my IFS is ok at that width. It's seems very tight tolerances is all.
Usually the wheels can compensate for a fair amount of clearance issues, but if the wheels are already on hand you can't rely on them to bail you out. Obviously you will need to get it mocked up to know for sure, but you're in pretty good shape if the tolerances and measurements hold true.
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Good to hear. Thank you.
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I am not sure what type of IFS you went with but considering if you went with an early Camaro/Nova or A body... they go into positive camber on compression which will cause you issues... if you went with an IFS that gains negative camber under compression then the clearance will increase through compression.
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Hi Tony,
I am using a 1966 420 Jag @57" wide, 64-3/4" with tyres mounted. I will have to check the camber issue when I get the chance.
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