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Hot Rods question about a narrowed rear

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 59 brook, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,017

    59 brook
    Member

    i have the oppurtunity to have the rear end in my car narrowed 1" on each side at no cost to me. I have the clearence needed inboard, and i would not have to move the control arms any.This would make it much easier to remove the wheels and the new rims are at least 1" wider then the original rims. Would there be any negative effects?
     
  2. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    tommy
    Member Emeritus

    The biggest negative affect would be the cost of having new axles made to fit the narrowed housing. You can't re-spline an axle shaft 1" so you will be forced to buy new axles$$$$
     
  3. if its free go for it ;)
     
  4. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,017

    59 brook
    Member

    even the axles would be free
     

  5. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 2,395

    Mike VV
    Member
    from SoCal

    Many axles have excess spline already cut into the shaft. If you get lucky, you may get away with utting off the excess 1".

    Hell if it's all free, and you;d like id done, there IS NO down side.

    At LEAST...buy the guy lunch...!

    Mike
     
  6. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,231

    19Fordy
    Member

    You already know the answer is "YES."
     

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