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Old 04-16-2002, 04:45   #1 (permalink)
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Legal widening of front wheel track

I was once told there is a legal way of increasing your front wheel track. It was not with spacers behind the rims, which are only legal if your car came out with them ie. some Torana's.

It was something to do with the studs and the rotors.

My XP's tie rod ends rub on 15 x 6 alloy rims. I like the rims and want to be able to use them if possible.
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changing the offset of your rims is the easiest way to do that.. any other way would be dodgy uless you went to the expense of custom made (and then engineered) components
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The method I was told about was something to do with the rotors and the stud bolts. But I do Take on board what yiu are saying XA coupe.
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the only way to make the track wider is to 'move' the rotors out.. without using a spacer or something I cant think of any other way.. spacers are never the best solution..
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Can you go the other way and change the tie rod some how??Or the bracket that it attaches to????
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There may be an alternative rotor "hat" that mounts on the same bearings on the stub axle but has the wheel mounting face out further (like a designed in spacer).

I know that early holden front ends for example, as sometimes used in hot rods, HK-HG can carry Leyland P76 rotors to reduce the track bringing the tyres in under the rods guards. This also gives them a Ford bolt-pattern to match the 9" rear.

Try asking someone like Rod Hadfield at the Castlemaine Rod Shop ( www.rodshop.com.au ) who has been doing this sort of stuff for years.
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How about latter model ????
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probably different stub axles would be the go...
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Thanks all!

I might bite the bullet and save up for some larger dia. rims for show and serious driving ( over 16inch and the tie rod ends up on the inside of the rim) and return to stocks with cheese cutters for daily and long trips.
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How about latter model ????
Later Model stubs give me bump steer I've tried to put up with it in another xp but it gets scary when its wet, bumpy or hit a pot hole unrepentantly
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