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Old 05-26-2002, 06:36 PM
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You need to think ahead in many of the decisions you will be making as very often, one thing is related to or depends on another. Pick out the rear end you want. Of course, the narrower the better. You will see that most of the wheels available today can be ordered with any backset you want. It seems the deep look for rear wheels is fading and the flush look with big backset is coming in. The more the backset, the more wheel under the car. Many are within a half inch or so of being flush with the end of the axle. You could very well get by without narrowing the rear with the proper backset on your wheels. In any event, pick your rear, get the wheels/tires you plan to use and measure the overall witdth. THen measure between the wheel wells and be sure to add 1 inch on each side for body roll and lateral movement. If you don't have the extra inch, you are cutting it close, and some real cutting could happen..your tires. If you can't come up with a rear that will give this clearance, you will need to narrow. A good machine shop should be able to take care of your needs for about $150.00. If they want more, keep looking.
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