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Measuring Wheel Base ??

This might sound incredibley stupid, but to rough measure a wheel base, measure from the same point on both tires on one side....right?
Math isn't my forte'. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a stocker is 79"?
I running a s/r with rears up front (drilled the spring packs). My measurement was either 80 1/2 or 81 1/2", can't remember which one.....
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Re: Measuring Wheel Base ??

I was always under the impression that the center to center on the wheels. The tire to tire thing theoretically would work as long as both tires are exactly the same dia. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Jim
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Re: Measuring Wheel Base ??

Measure center of front axel to center of rear axel to get the correct wheel base.
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Re: Measuring Wheel Base ??

Yep, a stocker is 79" by the book.

The biggest problem with measureing at the wheels or tires Crow, is if the tires arent absolutly straight
you will get false readings. There is quite a bit of swing on the front wheels and it gets worse with
wider rims. You could measure both and average, but it seems like a lot of hassle.

I seem to recall you are SPUA, so if you can't gat a straight shot with the tape axle to axle, use
a plumb bob off the same edge of the axles, (leading or following) and mark the ground. Then
measure your marks.

If you do both sides and compare, you can get a rough idea if you have any axle alignment probs too.
It won't tell you which axle is out, just that one is. (I'm always amazed how many vehicles I see
rolling down the road kind of sideways...)
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