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dirttrackin94
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted September 22, 2005 10:25 AM  
on a floater rear to get the overall length,where do you measure since there are no backing plates?trying to figure out what rear i got exactly but need to know the measuring points.thanks!

dirtmod0
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted September 22, 2005 10:39 AM  
u measure from end of snout on each side or measure inside of rotors if the rearend is assembled.

dirttrackin94
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted September 22, 2005 10:49 AM  
so the end of the snout where the threads are or where the snout is welded to the rear?thanks alot for the help!

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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Total posts: 1172
posted September 22, 2005 03:13 PM  
A floater bare housing will measure about 1" -1 1/2" narrower than assembled when measuring from snout to snout. When the hubs are on the snouts are about 1/4" from the end of hub and your drive plates depending on brand are about a 1/4" or so.

dirttrackin94
Dirt Full Roller

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posted September 22, 2005 07:40 PM  
my axle on the rr measures 32'' and my lr axle measures 26 1/2''...so does this mean my rear is a 58'' or with the extra space between the axles is it a 60''.im pretty sure it is a 58'' but just wanna be sure.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted September 22, 2005 07:51 PM  
Most grand national types use a 28 1/2 and a 32 1/2 axle for a 60" centered rear and a 58 would have about 1" shorter axles each side. Some brands like Coleman use slightly longer axles cause of how their hubs are made.

[This message has been edited by CUSTOMPERFORMANCE (edited September 22, 2005).]

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted September 22, 2005 07:53 PM  
Sounds like a possible 58" with an offset pinion.

dirttrackin94
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted September 22, 2005 08:50 PM  
it is supposed to be 58'' with a 2'' offset..it also has cambered tubes and grand national hubs...like i say im just trying to confirm the length..

Kromulous
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posted September 23, 2005 07:05 AM  
I thought you measured from flange to flange, the flange where the wheel sits against to find out the actual width?

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted September 23, 2005 03:55 PM  
Best way is with the hubs and driveplates installed when measuring. But you can get close to the total width if you know how much to add to a bare housing to compensate for the hubs if you dont have them on.

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