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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 06, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Rear Wheel Side Clearance

Hey guys,

I am planning on getting a Martz Custom Rear suspension for my '69 and was planning on lowering the rear of the car. I am wondering how much clearance you feel I should have on each side of the tire once the car is lowered? I am hoping on keeping the same wheels since they are pretty expensive due to their size (15" x 15.5" rims and tires) would 1.5" on each side of the tire be safe? TIA

Keith
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 06, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Rear Wheel Side Clearance

Just to update anyone else wondering about the answer to my question. I've been talking alot to my local wheel guys and mechanics and they told me that 1.5 inches is plenty. They'd said it would be fine with only 1/2" of clearance.

That being said, I ordered my new rear axle narrowed down to 50 3/8". This will give me somewhere between 1" and 1.5" between both the tire and the framerail and the inner wheel well. This clearance will make it so the first place the tires will touch when droping the rear of the car will be the top of the wheel well. Now I'll just have to figure out how much clearance is needed there.

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