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Old 09-12-2006, 11:00 AM
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I was wondering if you could remount the factory leaf springs after having a rear end narrowed?

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Usually the only reason you would do that is if it was a super stock drag car and the rules say you have run the factory springs. If you do that you would have to move the spings into make room for bigger tires.

For the most part the cars I have built I used coil over shocks. They are just easier to work with in my opion. Then either a 4 link or ladder bars to aline the rear in the car.
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I was wondering if you could remount the factory leaf springs after having a rear end narrowed?
If they fit on the axle you sure could.
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I saw somewhere the other day some offset shackles and front spring perches. So they are out there.
Try some internet seaches, or call Smmit racing or Chassis Eng.
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narrowed rear end

thanks for the info guys. it is most appreciated.
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Just to clarify a few things??? What is your reason to narrow the rear? How MUCH are you narrowing it? If you are narrowing it for wider tire clearance the springs will HAVE to be moved in-board along with the inner wheel well. IF you move the springs in-board you most certainly could re-use them. That is the cheapest and easiest way to go.
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I am narrowing because of tire clearance. I want to use 275 40 zr 17s on the rear but Im not real sure what Im getting myself into.The car is just going to be a cruiser,it will probably never see the drag strip.
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What kind of car is this? A little judicious measuring and a rim with the correct backspacing may be all you need. Read the links I've attached and do some measuring. Holler if you get stuck...
Check out this car craft article...
http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles.../photo_01.html
This worksheet from Alstons will get you pointed in the right direction for measuring for rim clearance... Yea, it's a rearend width worksheet but all of the dimensions are good.
http://www.cachassisworks.com/worksh...structions.pdf
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narrowed rear end

Im working on a 1965 rambler american. I appreciate the tech articles autoracer.
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