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RentOcrew
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Total posts: 126
posted February 26, 2005 10:00 PM  
What offset wheels do most guys run on the front of a Chevelle chassis 3 link mod. I know motor placement and roll center play a part in it. Just kinda looking for a starting point. If someone would like to explain why you would want to tun a specific offset wheel you are more han welcome. Thanks for the help.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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Total posts: 1172
posted February 26, 2005 10:57 PM  
Most chevelle chassis I have built and most I have seen run a 3" lf 2" rf offsets with 3" offsets in rear as a starting point and from then on its a driver prference as to what they need to make the car work on certain tracks/conditions.

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speedy46
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Total posts: 165
posted February 27, 2005 08:39 AM  
it is what ever u want to buy i have seen one guy who puts all 4" offset's on because he says that now he can go through a hole 4" smaller than my car if i have 2" wheels onbut that is just him being a smarta$$

hoosier transplant
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Total posts: 104
posted February 27, 2005 10:35 AM  
One thing to remember is that if you run say a 3" or 4" offset all the way around you can make changes by adding or removing a spacer. I have all different offsets now and the problem I run into is that I don't have the funds to have tires mounted on all the rims and it never fails, the offset I want to use has no tire on it. Some don't like using spacers but I've never had a problem with them. Just my 2 cents worth.

OppendikeRacing29
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posted February 27, 2005 07:10 PM  
wouldnt there be a handling differnce from going from all 2' to all 3' i think it would be like softing the car up all the way around is this not correct?

Desert Mod
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Total posts: 60
posted February 27, 2005 07:29 PM  
I've got a three-link Chevelle chassis and I usually run 2" offsets on the front. This week I tried moving the RF out with a 1" spacer, making it a 1 off. I also moved the RR from a 2 to a 3. I think this week, I'll try no spacer on the RF and putting a 4 off on the RR to see what difference that makes. I'm doing this because our track tends to get very slick and I'm trying to tighten corner exit. It worked pretty well unless I ventured higher on the track, which made it very loose again.

Istock66
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posted February 27, 2005 09:23 PM           send a private message to Desert Mod   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
removing a 1" spacer on my rr added 16lbs to that corner and removed 16# from the lr.

removing 1.75" more of backspace from my rr added 27# more to the rr.

removing a 1" spacer from my lf added only 4# to the lf AND 3 lbs to the lr.

this is on my car with 55.9 rear wt.
54.2 left

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