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Old 12-21-2012, 03:41 PM
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Wheel/Tire measurements

Hey guys,
Anybody willing to give me some measurements? I need to know the distance from the ground to spindle/axle center for 17" wheels and tires and 18". I'm trying to setup my 4AirLink bars in a new differential. Anybody got any advice, I'm all ears!

It's a new differential install. Ford 8.8 rear going into my 39 chevy chassis. Hanging it with Ride Tech Air4Link triangular bars. I'm using Shock Waves at all 4 corners. Put some all thread through the front tubular control arms and set the lower control arms level to the ground. set the frame level to that but I need to know the distance from spindle to ground to get my ride height set----right???

If I got this all misscabobulated someone please explain it to me like I'm a 1st grader--U know with flash cards and hand signals

Thanks for any AND ALL help.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:25 PM
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Ah H'mmmm I think it best to just pony up for the wheels and tires you need..never had a lot of luck using measurements..

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Ah H'mmmm I think it best to just pony up for the wheels and tires you need..never had a lot of luck using measurements..

Sam
Yea Sam--I'm not ready to put out 5-8K right now. Hate to put that kind of dough out just to sit them in the corner for a year (or less I hope) I'm at the beginning stages of this build and my money is better spent on other things.

A friend just emailed me and told me that I can get the dimensions I need to make some mock up wheels/tires from Tire Rack dot com.

So I get the dimensions for the front tires on wheels, say 30" overall diameter for 245/65R/17, make up some wooden rollers for the front, set the lower control arms level with the ground, level the frame and then set the rear at the same height, or lower if I want rake, and go from there??? Am I on the right track??

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And we'd need your tire size too!!
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