You guys are right, fronts fit with absolutely no problem. If anything, they're too small. I think I may end up lowering it an inch or so to get less of a gap at the wheel well. 1" drop spindles would be the best way to do this, right? Especially considering I'm going to convert to disc brakes so the spindles are comin' out anyway. Until the disc brake conversion, it looks great now & has no clearance issues up front, so I'm in no big hurry to lower it...but those back ones definately need attention before the car hits the streets.
I second JimM on the fronts. I just ordered the same set of wheels and tires but my fronts are 8's. I was lucky enough to have my exhaust put on about 6 months ago thats when my muffler guy asked me "how big is the wheel I was dreaming about?" The reason why he said with the 3in pipe he wanted to wait till I got the wheels to do the muffler back.
BILL-E-BOB How long did it take to get them in?
How long to get what in? You mean delivery of the rims? Only about 3 days, but I bought them from a TC member, not a store. As far as getting them in the car, 5 minutes or so...except for the right rear which still isn't in because of the clearance issues. Left rear is on there, but won't spin.
Think about taking a 16" pair of Channel-loc's and ovaling you tailpipe tips first!! Up about at least 4"s..
I've had to do this!!
Next, please consider cheap spacers if NEEDED??
BUT I would use longer stock dia. studs OR 1/2" jobbers to see you through this!!
And I did after I mounted my Pony-Car, Bullitt rims!!
Is there anything inherently wrong with ovalling the pipes? I thought about doing that, but didn't want to do it the "wrong" way. I figured I'd just take 2 plates of 1/4" steel to keep it flat & clamp 'em down until there's clearance. The guy that put the headers on banged 'em flat around spark plug holes, so I figure flattening it that far back in the exhaust system won't do any harm right?
Nah, wouldn't do that, Bill
. I realized as I was typing that you had 7" fronts. I should have just deleted the first sentence/thought! I'm getting 255's for my rear, so I'm pretty sure I can dodge this same issue.
I have a local muffler guy who just charged me $40 to weld a cat back in my son's RX7 (yeah, he has to take it out after he passes inspection to gain more HP, lol). I don't think he'd charge me more than $20 to move those pipes a tad.
That'd be awsome if you were on the right side of town for me. Maybe I can find a local guy who'd do it that cheap also...I'll call around.