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Author Topic:   2001 DW8 rearend question
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted March 12, 2005 07:31 PM  
can you use a 58" rearend. i know dirtworks says 60". but i have a complete 58".
on a 60" dirtworks told me to put the 2 link mounts 20" from the center line of the pinion. would it be the same for a 58" housing. i tacked them at 20 inches and there is 4 3/4" from the rr rotor to the mount. and 6 3/4" from the lr rotor to the 2 link mount.
well hope yall can help me.
thanks vince

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted March 14, 2005 06:28 PM  
I would think center would be the same either way!! is this a center rear? straight up or an offset built into it??? Another thing to think of it's not center of the housing but the pinion. I know u will have to change wheel offsets to get the car right depending on the type of track u race on. If it's dry/slick might want to cheat to the left a bit. biggest thing is to put driveshaft in and see how it looks in the hoop. hope this helps.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted March 16, 2005 07:18 AM  
thanks for the goning to try installing the 58" rear and see ow it looks. might have to use different offsets. or wheel spacers. but since i have the complete rear gonna try it b4 buying a new housing..
thanks again vince

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted March 16, 2005 07:50 AM  
The way i understood the 20" was from the center of the pinion so it should be the same from the rotors on both sides. Unless you have an offset rearend housing. It sounds like you have a 2" offset housing, what length are the axles? If they are roughly the same then it is offset

I would still put the brackets 20" from the center of the pinion so that they match up with brackets on the frame to keep your trailing arms aligned.

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