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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted September 21, 2005 07:39 AM  
I'm going to make next year's car a little easier. I have Chevy fronts and Ford rearend. Every time I have a flat at track, the right tire is on the wrong wheel. I'm going to go with only one offset and change bolt pattern to one or the other. Should I go with a 2" or 3" offset? I'm thinking a 2". Also, what is the best and/or easiest to change Ford to Chevy bolt pattern? I've used wheel spacers last year and never had a problem with them. Wondering what everybody else is doing.

ARMallardSlayer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 175
posted September 21, 2005 07:57 AM  
Not sure which is the best or easiest to go with but go with the 5/8 studs.....they will last forever.

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YAZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 147
posted September 21, 2005 09:14 AM  
I ran 2" off sets this year and found that it would be better to have 3" and use spacers where needed. then you can always move them in, but with a 2" you can only move it in so far.

mike9
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted September 21, 2005 08:03 PM  
you could either have the rear axles / or hubs redrilled at a machine shop or buy front rotors with the correct bolt pattern , i would agree the 3 inch back spaced wheel would be more versatile and easier to adjust

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 22, 2005 07:44 PM  
Just how difficult is it to drill your own axles? I have access to a drill press but have never done axles before. Thanks to everyone for replies.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted September 23, 2005 07:45 PM  
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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted September 24, 2005 12:50 AM  
OK, I can do that and I really appreciate the advice. That will make life a lot simpler at the track and also not have to carry so many tires and wheels.

    

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