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jwracing48612
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posted April 07, 2004 07:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwracing48612   Click Here to Email jwracing48612     
how do i measure the width of rear end i need for my modified 9 in. ford and quick change not sure which one i am going to use thanks
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CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted April 08, 2004 04:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CUSTOMPERFORMANCE   Click Here to Email CUSTOMPERFORMANCE     
Measure outside of each wheel flange for either type of rearend. Most common width of rearend is 60" centered fo a mod.


jwracing48612
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posted April 08, 2004 09:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwracing48612   Click Here to Email jwracing48612     
thanks for the info i was talking about mearuring the car not the rearend but now i know i need a 60" centered rearend thanks
jwracing


BrianW
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posted April 09, 2004 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BrianW   Click Here to Email BrianW     
quote:
Originally posted by CUSTOMPERFORMANCE:
Measure outside of each wheel flange for either type of rearend. Most common width of rearend is 60" centered fo a mod.

I've got an early montecarlo (68-72?) front clipped car and the rear in it is a non-floater 9" that measures 62", but all I can find in floaters used is a 60" - what effects am I going to notice if I swap to a 60" rear or should I keep looking for a good used 62"??

Thanks!


CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted April 10, 2004 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CUSTOMPERFORMANCE   Click Here to Email CUSTOMPERFORMANCE     
With a 62" its about as wide as the fornt track width i imagine, when you go narrower your cars weight transfer and side bite will improve, i changed one car form a 62 to a 60" and it improved all around.


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