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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 27th, 09, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Drum brakes efffect choice?

I was looking at 17X8 fronts and 17X9.5 rears. Will the fact the original drums are on the rear effect choice or back spacing?

Front has discs.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 09, 05:01 AM
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Re: Drum brakes efffect choice?

Patrick, measure at least 3 times before you buy anything, also take into account your suspension and brakes and steering are they up to the increase in width/traction think it through and research. different tire size/traction can have a significant effect on your cars handling and safety especially if your suspension is tired. good luck with your project!

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 09, 11:23 AM
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Re: Drum brakes efffect choice?

Not enough to make a difference. The difference between the thickest brake rotors and thnest drums is 1/8th inch at most. And if a 1/8 inch is going to cause problems, you missed anyway.

Use a 4.75" to 5" front BS and a 5.5" BS on the rear
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