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Author Topic: need advise on stagger wheel base width  (Read 1818 times)
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« on: February 23, 2017, 09:26:34 PM »

We are putting together a 1959 MGA roadster, the rear diff that we are thinking about using is 6 inches narrower then the front axle. The rear wheels will tuck in behind the body, so we are thinking no issues.   thoughts anyone?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 10:13:17 PM »

Airflow along the side of the body is smoother with the wheels closer to the skin.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 11:42:44 PM »

Not a problem handling wise but not filling the wheel well will increase drag.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 09:28:01 AM »

Can you use wheel offsets or insets as necessary to bring the wheels even with the body and then cover the wheels with Moon disks?

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 11:25:27 AM »

3 inch wheel spacers might be too Cholo for LSR Pete! grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 01:16:11 PM »

3 inch wheel spacers might be too Cholo for LSR Pete! grin
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I agree. I was thinking more of doing a lot of it with the wheel center in the rim, that would of course depend on the rim width and configuration. You might then be able to do a little with spacers.

Might be easier to use a different rear end or retube and use different axles.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 07:52:57 PM »

Will that that large of wheel spacer pass tech??
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 08:26:28 PM »

I'm thinking a 2" wheel offset with a 1" spacer -- who's to know or criticize?

(How narrow could it be to not fill up an MGA?)
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