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Author Topic:   how wide??
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted July 08, 2002 01:55 PM
I've got a '82 chevy malibu (same frame as monte carlo i find). I'm wondering how wide I need the trailer to be to haul it. I can't measure it because the car is out of town at the moment... anyway...

How wide is it from the outside of the wheels? Or, if you know, how wide is it from brake rotor to brake rotor?


redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted July 08, 2002 02:48 PM
Couldnt tell you how wide the car is but i have a 73 Nova. My trailer is 80 in at the frame rails i think the trailer is 8 ft wide legal here in Utah. I run 60 series tires on the car with 3 in back space rims being the widest the car fits fine with a little room on both sides. Eddie

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted July 08, 2002 06:30 PM UIN: 54865418
my trailer bed is 15ft x 80in have about 3 inches on each side with stock offset wheels and tires

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted July 09, 2002 12:16 AM
My car from the outside of the tires with 4" offsets is around 72" and about 69" or so from outside of one rim to the other. 8" rim 255/70/15

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 197
posted July 09, 2002 08:33 AM
When I looked for a new trailer last fall I carried a tape measure with me and I measured a bunch of trailer makes. The decks were all 80-82 inches wide. One trailer salesman explained the deal.
"This is because of the total width that the trailer can legally be". so depending on what size the trailer tires are and the fenders on the trailer thats the size you get. WIDER IS BETTER.

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