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Old July 28th 2008, 19:39
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help with some wheels

i got a set of 944 phone dial rims 16x8 & 16x9
the tires that r on them r 225x55 (8.5in wide) and 205/55 (9.5in wide)

i want to put these inside of a stock fender 8.5 in front and 9.5 in back

i know i can make front fit but in the back how can i makeit fit under a stock fender?

i was thinking getting a shorter axle?????
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Old July 29th 2008, 10:02
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You will have to shorten the torsion bar housing too and probably tub the rear end of the body, not a small job!
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Old July 29th 2008, 18:30
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i got a set of 944 phone dial rims 16x8 & 16x9
the tires that r on them r 225x55 (8.5in wide) and 205/55 (9.5in wide)

i want to put these inside of a stock fender 8.5 in front and 9.5 in back

i know i can make front fit but in the back how can i makeit fit under a stock fender?

i was thinking getting a shorter axle?????
Maybe I missed some spec's, so bare wth me. What type of car? Is it IRS?
Why not go with 1", 2" or 3" fiberglass fenders. I shorten my own IRS trailing arms, it does take some work. You can shorten the trailing are 1' Per side. Fiberglass fender makes your task much easier . I wanted 10 rims so I went the fiberglass way.


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Old July 29th 2008, 20:33
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ok i have a 72 non sb and i "dont" have trailing arms

now going back how can i shorten the rear torstion bars????
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Old July 30th 2008, 03:18
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Arm

Why shorten the torsion arm, or do you mean the trailing arms? If you would like to shorten the trailing arm, there is a how to on this site
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You can buy shorter torsion bars, the torsion bar housing would need shortening (cut, internally sleeve and re-weld) as the spring plate starts to be a limiting factor at about 8,5J width. Buy shortened axles to match the reduction.
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Why shorten the torsion arm, or do you mean the trailing arms? If you would like to shorten the trailing arm, there is a how to on this site
where is the how to????
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where is the how to????
Hi, its here on this site. There is a member who posted how to mod your rear trailing arms. Be advised it is alot of work, I did a set before. You must jig them up for welding. You only save 1" per side and then you need to buy shorter axles. Go the easy route and buy wider fenders
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Old August 4th 2008, 01:32
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Hi, its here on this site. There is a member who posted how to mod your rear trailing arms. Be advised it is alot of work, I did a set before. You must jig them up for welding. You only save 1" per side and then you need to buy shorter axles. Go the easy route and buy wider fenders
yeah im thinking of getting a square pipe and bending it and cutting holes getting longer bolts and widing it that way
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