Narrowing rear axle

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 73rsltrox, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Wow Kevin Tetz! Lol...worth zero cool points.

    Do you have pics of the mods and how close the tire is to the leafs?
     
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    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Call someone like Randy Johnson , the one that was selling the DSE rearend on MB , I am sure he will tell you what will work, and what he has tried, and failed, he races, and has a great shop, if he was selling that , he is probably installing RideTech 4 link , as he has tried about everything else, Heilts DSE and so on
     
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    73rsltrox New Member

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    I would like to use a 18x11" rim.
     
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    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    no problem....now pick...do you want wheels with a backspacing that fits the width of YOUR rearend and fit the car?
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    pick the BACKSPACING of the wheel you want and determine how much to cut your rearend so they fit the car.

    It's 100% all about backspacing of the wheel!!
     
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    73rsltrox New Member

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    Thank You I did not mean to cause all the uproar.
     
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    Im not taking any ones side. I used 17x11 with sumitomo 315/35 tires with 5 3/4 BS for drum brakes. 6" BS for disc brakes.
    I have used stock and PTFB comp springs. PTFB springs seems a little narrower. Great spring. You ONLY have to roll the Lip and
    nothing else Period! Now, All brands are different, Sumitomo tire is the only tire that fits the best PERIOD.. All the other
    more expensive brands are way wider tires and will give you fitment problems. PTFB is correct on his fitment

    (That orange Camaro DOES have leaf springs, see the Cal Tracs, the Black Camaro is Kevin Tetz's car seen by many thousands of people at SEMA can't hide the tire size written on the side wall, can't hide the leaf springs either.

    And yes to accomplish this you need PTFB Comp leaf springs and anti-squat brackets no mini tubs, roll the fender lip and massage the seat belt hump.)

    you Will need to beat the seat belt hump!
     
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    My bad, Not sure how I brought up a old thread!!:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    79T/Aman Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NazstyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

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    that's ok I don't mind ;-)
     

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