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Old 09-12-2002, 12:38 AM
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is it possible to get rid of the leaf springs for ladder bars/4-link suspension to gain a little tire clearence without tubbing the car?

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What is it you are trying to do? What you ask is possible, but with much fabrication (or kit) and would probably have to be tied to a cage. The kits will have inboard rails to accomodate a tub kit.

If you just want large tires, you may be able to accomplish the same with proper wheel offset.

Four-link can also be used with leaf springs.
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whats the widest tire i can fit with the stock
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-Here- is some technical information that will help you determine what you can fit into a given wheel well. All you are trying to do is center the tire/wheel assembly inside of the wheel well without hitting any sheetmetal.

Hope this helps. If not, get back.
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I have a 1966 Mustang Coupe, On the rear you can run a 15" X 8" wheel, with a 4 3/4" back spacing, and a 265/50 tire, the front you can run a 15" X 7" wheel, with a 4" back spacing, with a 225/50 tire.
go to: www.fly-ford.com/maronstang.html and you can view my car.
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The absolutely most cool solution for a classic mustang rear suspension has got to be the remake of the independent rear suspension ford engineered for mustangs (then called project t5) in 63/64 and decided against it for price reasons. there is a guy that found the drawings from back when, and remakes the whole deal, costs 3G,s and up, but it will make your car drive like a modern vette, and will give you room for wheels so wide they rub the frame, 275īs under a stock fender, both links below are for the same rear.

http://www.suspension.com/Must-IRS.htm
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Not only is it pricey, the IRS wasn't any quicker around the track than a regular Shelby car, which made the decision not to produce it easier. You could also mini-tub it and gain about 2" on either side. That involves cutting the inner half of the wheelwell out and removing the metal between it and the frame rail and reinstalling the inner half flush with the frame rail and making a filler piece to go between the 2 halfs. Makes a clean and less expensive modification and will give you extra clearance for most modern rubber ( unless you want really wide meats).
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