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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted September 07, 2005 05:29 AM  
My buddy ordered a winters grand national ford 9 inch floater rear end. It seems that he messed up because he ordered it with a 2 1/2" ofset which puts the drive shaft too far off center if he puts the rear end with equal distances hanging over each leaf spring. he has plenty of tire clearance is there anything wrong with shifting the rear end so that 1 to 2 inches more are hanging over the left leaf spring then the right.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted September 07, 2005 07:38 AM  
I don't know what other effects that would have but I would try to keep it close to 1 inch to hte left if you can get it. I would not get really crazy with that. I would be like offsetting your left rear tire out and your right rear tire in. Should make the car tighter in the corner.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted September 07, 2005 11:52 AM  
it would do the same thing as changing the offsets on the wheels all you are doing is running say a 1 off wheel with the old rearend now you would have to run a three off to get the same result

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted September 09, 2005 01:23 PM  
Do your best to keep that drive shaft STRAIGHT. Seen too many times what a lost drive shaft does to a car when it comes out while racing,...

Race on.

if it ain't fun, then don't run

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted September 10, 2005 05:52 AM  
We'll he could only move it about 3/4 of an inch to the left because one of the mounts were in the way to move it anymore. Lost the driveshaft and thinks it took the transmission with it. I lost an axle and almost hit the wall straight on but saved it enough to do only very minor damage guess it just wasn't our night to race.


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