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Author Topic:   9 inch width for G Body
tyfyter
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted October 08, 2002 09:31 PM
I'm wanting to put a 9 inch in my pure stock Cutlass for next season. I have a 9 inch out of an old Galaxie. It measures 62 1/2" axle flange to axle flange. I know that's a little wide for a G body. I was going to try to narrow things up a bit with different wheel offsets. I hear a lot of guys saying that 60" flange to flange is the ideal width for a G body. What's everyone's opinion on 9 inch widths for a G body?

istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted October 09, 2002 07:30 AM
The Coleman floater I have under my Regal is a 60". You could MAYBE squeeze a 58" under there, but it'd be tight I'd think.

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted October 09, 2002 08:07 PM
Metric rear is 58". I picked up a 9" rearend from a 71 Mustang, 61" wide. 67-72 1/2 ton Ford truck is the same as the 71-73 'Stang. You will have to add the correct mounts. Either widen your front or use different offsets to get the track width you need. There are also several different companies who set-up 9" rears for metric cars.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted October 09, 2002 09:00 PM
one thing i'd add tilley88, the 71-73 mustang /cougar or 70-71 torino/ranchero/montego are all the same. they have a centered pinion(one axle is 4 inches longer than the other. the ford truck rearend that you mentioned uses the same length axle for both sides. the pinion on the truck rear is offset toward the passengers side.

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 141
posted October 10, 2002 07:41 AM
I have a metric with a 70-72 LTD 9" and it's 60" wide. I off set it in the car 1" and I have plenty of room on both sides to cut it more (with 4" off-set rims). I personally think and would like to chop it some but those aftermarket axels are out of the budget.

madmodshoe
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted October 10, 2002 06:51 PM
58" is what I always set them up as. 60' will work as well if you've got choice on offset of wheels. Remember; you don't have to mount the rearend exactly square in relation to side to side. Use the offset to your advantage.

tyfyter
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted October 10, 2002 07:36 PM
Cool! Thanks for all the info.

tilley88
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 353
posted October 12, 2002 08:40 PM
My bad on the truck rear. I recently found out what the outlaw said is true. I'm pickin up a truck rear Monday.

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