Narrowing an 8.8
So here is my issue, I was running 15X10 Weld Draglites with a 6.5" inch backspace. I switched to the Weld Magnums so I would have four matching rims. The Magnums only have a 6.0" backspace. The tires will now sit out 1/2" more than I would like.
I've never narrowed a rear, not that I will on this one. I just want to know what to expect when talking with my chassis guy. How far do the axles sit into the spool, can I get away with cutting the axle tube down an inch or so and then welding it back up with an inch taken off and not have a problem with the axles hitting each other. I know running 9 inch ends would be a good idea as well but I did just buy new c-clip eliminators and axles. Do I need to have the axles cut and re-splined?
I'm not ready to do a mini tub just yet and was thinking this might help for now with the rims not sitting too far out. I am running coilovers that are mounted inboard so I don't have to worry about the rims hitting the shocks.
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