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Offline Jarhead Steve

Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2012, 06:04:29 PM »
needs lower offset/wider wheels  :D
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2012, 06:55:26 PM »
You mean more offset, right? Im doing another one with 3/8" more offset which is the max you can go with stock wheels.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2012, 07:11:11 PM »
cant wait to see a FD on the back bumper. 
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Offline Jarhead Steve

Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2012, 07:16:06 PM »
You mean more offset, right? Im doing another one with 3/8" more offset which is the max you can go with stock wheels.
higher offset moves the wheels inward  ;)
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2012, 07:24:08 PM »
I see. What do guys think is the most popular off set that people are now running?
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2012, 07:30:30 PM »
I think 18x10 +50-ish is what they can fit on stock rolled fenders in the back

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2012, 08:59:05 PM »
I see. What do guys think is the most popular off set that people are now running?

That's a really tricky question, but I think most people that will be interested in this conversion will are drag-oriented, meaning higher offset (more inboard) wheels for better clearance on the fenders.  I'd keep it a little further inboard than stock so people with fairly aggressive fitment that buy your kit will still be able to use their same wheels.

Offline kev2769

Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2012, 09:11:51 PM »
Couldnt you just sell the mount kit including the axle ends and shock mount and whatever other parts you might need to make to sell it as a kit so the end user can make the axle width whatever they desire and to also cut down on shipping?
I know it makes good sense to have a complete bolt in kit but do you plan on having other options when purchasing this kit?

Offline Jarhead Steve

Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #53 on: March 14, 2012, 10:06:35 PM »
That's a really tricky question, but I think most people that will be interested in this conversion will are drag-oriented, meaning higher offset (more inboard) wheels for better clearance on the fenders.  I'd keep it a little further inboard than stock so people with fairly aggressive fitment that buy your kit will still be able to use their same wheels.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2012, 10:23:48 PM »
Just make sure you can clear a 17x11 with a 315/35/17 Hoosier DR.  That'd be great...m'kay.

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2012, 11:02:44 PM »
I see. What do guys think is the most popular off set that people are now running?

To just give you a reference point, 10" wheel +38 offset is the practical max allowed in the rear for a 285 with rolled fenders on an IRS FD.  I'd agree I would set it a little more inward to allow for a more drag oriented setup.  Kevin Doe has 315 Hoosiers on his rear stock body but it required coilover modification, inner fender well pounding and a super heavy fender roll. 
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« Reply #56 on: March 15, 2012, 12:37:50 AM »
Actually Kevin did a very light fender roll. And I would consider 315 to be the largest tire you can fit, 285's fit with lots of room to spare.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #57 on: March 15, 2012, 12:58:13 AM »
Actually Kevin did a very light fender roll. And I would consider 315 to be the largest tire you can fit, 285's fit with lots of room to spare.

No, his roll was flat/as far as he could.  He didn't pull the fender.  There's a difference.  Also, lots of room to spare is a loaded statement.  In an IRS car you have to replace the trailing arms with fully offset versions to go bigger than a 285/295. 
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #58 on: March 15, 2012, 01:07:44 AM »
Depending on your offset. I wouldn't consider rolling the lip flat to be a extreme roll. That's just a normal roll. I did a small pull and still don't consider it extreme.

Offset control arms arnt a big deal either. I'm running nitto 285's and have a large finger between the tire and fender and a good 1/2 inch to the stock control arm. So yeah I would say lots of room to go larger.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #59 on: March 15, 2012, 03:08:07 PM »
Couldnt you just sell the mount kit including the axle ends and shock mount and whatever other parts you might need to make to sell it as a kit so the end user can make the axle width whatever they desire and to also cut down on shipping?
I know it makes good sense to have a complete bolt in kit but do you plan on having other options when purchasing this kit?



To start I'm going to sell it complete. Later on I may break up the kit and sell the subframe and suspension separately.
http://www.rx7v8.com/
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