Originally Posted by NEW INTERIORS
I always buy the tires I want to stuff under what ever I want to build... Set the tires in place and build everything around the tires...
I totally agree. EVERY chassis or suspension project should be built around the tire/wheel combination you want to run. That is assuming you will be building a custom width axle to fit the car.
If you are using an existing axle, then you need to start from its dimensions and figure out the wheel width, offset and diameter first, then buy tires that fit those wheels.
Once you have the actual
tires and wheels you will be using, put them under the car and then mock up the body to get your ride height and rake figured out. Yes, you need to cut sheet metal to do this step.
Only after all that is established can you start to install your suspension.