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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 00, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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i sold some parts to a guy a couple years ago that had his ralleys on the front cut and rewelded to fit skinnies. they looked really sick (that means they looked really neat, scottb). i didnt ask him about problems or where he had gotten it done. has anyone had any experience with anything like that? problems? cost?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 00, 10:31 AM
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stockton wheel, cuts and widens/narrows wheels... they're in Ca.don't know of a site for them.

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Just a note... I used to work in a garage and by our state laws the front tires had to be at least 60% of the width of the rears. Not to sound like your dad or anything, but that'll give you pretty poor handling for a street car.

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I have had runners on several cars. Some while using drag shock all the way around. It is true the handling is not the greatest, however, you will not incur problems during normal driving. The only time it was necessary to modify my driving was when taking 90 degree turns, even then it was only necessary to slow down slightly.

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ive seen a guy take the outer rim of a volkswagon and put a chevy rally center in it . not that bad either he used a rear end and a dail ind. to "true it" AND IT WORKED.
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thanks for the info
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I run "skinnies" on the front and agree with the above. They are not a real problem on the street. They actually turn pretty good. They are a blessing if you have manual steering too!

One thing I did do was adjust the amount of front brake pressure down a bit. I have had to "panic" stop and the little bit of adjusting I did, did wonders! Let the 10" back tires do some work!

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