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Author Topic:   changing wheelbase?
posted November 08, 2003 07:52 PM
Running a Ford front end with 115 inch wheelbase.Thinking of shorting it to 108 to 110.What kind of results can i expect from this or is it even worth the effort?

posted November 09, 2003 09:54 AM
Depends on where you can shorten it and what location you want to shorten it at. If the lenght from engine plate to rear is 6 ft I don't think you could shorten that. Therefor you will have to shorten between the engine and frront wheels. That will reduce your rear percent. You will need ballast to compensate for the change to keep your current percentages if they are where you want them.

posted November 09, 2003 09:57 AM           
we have a mod that is 20 yrs old, and it has a wheelbase of 115 inches as well!!!!! we have to shorten the wheelbase on it 3 inches on our car its not hard at all!!!

posted November 09, 2003 08:47 PM
We would be sortening it along the framerails.Thus moving the front wheels further back toward the motor.The engine would still be set at legal limits 72" from rearend.

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