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From: Escondido, Ca
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 02-16-2002 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1trickpony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know the majority of the posters here are drag racers but I have a question you all may be able to help me with. See, I have a '69 S-code 4-speed, Mach 1 that is set up as a road-course racer, a work in progress to be sure.I have done all this work to the car myself with help from friends, of course. I have sub-frames, panard bar, both of which I made. 1" frt and 3/4" rear sway bars, 4 point roll cage, and the car is lowered about 1" overall. Needless to say it sits LOW. The list goes on but you get the idea of what I am doing here.

Now the next project I am tackling next is brakes. Currently, I have the stock set up, frt disk/ rear drum. I figure I will have to get new rims and tires when I go to the 4 wheel disk setup as the rotors are going to be considerably larger. I would like to go with AR Torquethrust-D's *smile* in a 16X8 size. Not sure about what size tire I will be able to use. Will they fit? Will I have to get the axle shortened or flare the wells? I would really like to avoid flares as I do not want to modify the stock body itself. I know it is just a matter of measuring... I just do not have the facilty or means to do so at the moment and will not for quite awhile yet. Just gathering info and parts as I can for now.

Any idea are appreciated.


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From: Dacula, GA
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 02-16-2002 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrWesson22   Click Here to Email MrWesson22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have torq thrust Ds on my 69. 15x7 with 225/60 in the front, 15x8.5 with 275/60 in the rear. The car is sitting about an inch low in the front (worn 302 springs, 351C engine) and this combination fits perfect. Be careful on backspacing. I ended up swapping to a 65 rear (2" narrower) to pull the tires in on the back - the fronts were perfect to begin with. You should be fine with that combination as long as you're careful about backspacing and tire height on the front. BTW, Ds look great on a 69!!

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