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Old 11-14-2011, 05:53 PM
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Tire/wheel question

I goofed on my project and hoping someone can help me. I have a tube chassied Chevy powered Volkswagen Squareback station wagon I am building. When I went to narrow my rear end, I set my tire/wheel combination where I wanted them to be with body centered on chassis. Made my measurements and proceded with the rear end build. zHung the rear end and was very happy with the way it looked. While working on my front end, Mustang II, got it all in place and it also looked good. I am running the same size wheels and tires all the way around as I want this car to look as much as stock as possible. Now, I remeasured everything and the front wheels stick out too far, 2" on each side. That is wider in front than rear. So, my question is. Would you change the wheels on front or rear? That is, wheels and tires on rear have the room to stick out further or wheels on front can go in closer. I really am not one up on geometry of wheeloffset. Guess I could always go with a wider tire on bach. Then I would have to have a wider wheel. H-E-L-P

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try to find some 2" spacers for the rear!
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I'm really kind of uneasy about spacers. I really don't know much about them. Where can I get info on them? How safe are they?
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try to find some 2" spacers for the rear!
How safe are they? Where can I get info on them?
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There is a local tire shop in my town that gets them for guys around here so I'm sure there is one close to you somewhere... And i know of several guys that use them on larger diameter wheels and never seen or heard of a problem with them..Guy next door uses them on his chevy 4x4 with 44" mud grips and the spacers hold up fine for him also.. Check into them. My be a cheaper more economical solution! good luck
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And how would you recommend doing that?
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There is a local tire shop in my town that gets them for guys around here so I'm sure there is one close to you somewhere... And i know of several guys that use them on larger diameter wheels and never seen or heard of a problem with them..Guy next door uses them on his chevy 4x4 with 44" mud grips and the spacers hold up fine for him also.. Check into them. My be a cheaper more economical solution! good luck
And what part of Florida are you located in? I will be heading down, driving, to Cape Coral Friday
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LOL Northern Fl what wheelstud pattern do you have and I can call around this morning and do some checking for you if you want! Like in the Jacksonville area....
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I have 4-3/4 Chevy bolt pattern. My niece and family lives in St. Augustine
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