I6 suspensiom

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I6 suspensiom

Post #1 by 65-coupe » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:19 pm

I would like to stay 4 lug but was wondering how 16x8 wheels with 215x50 or 225x50 will affect the suspension. Will the steering and front suspension handle this size of wheel. Also will a V8 steering linkage fit or would I have to change the tie rod ends. Thanks for any help.

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Re: I6 suspensiom

Post #2 by rbohm » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:45 pm

8) understand that the stock six cylinder spindles on the early cars are suspect when it comes to strength. you dont want to load them too much because they will break. i doubt however that the wheel and tire combo you are thinking about will be too much though.
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Re: I6 suspensiom

Post #3 by 65-coupe » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:52 am

Thanks I have a second set of spindles just in case anything ever happens.
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Re: I6 suspensiom

Post #4 by rocklord » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:22 am

65-coupe wrote:Thanks I have a second set of spindles just in case anything ever happens.


That's not very reassuring- "I'll fix it when it breaks". The result could be very catastrophic- suspension/slight body damage to massive damage/bodily injury/death.

If you're adamant about keeping your vehicle 4-lug, go with the V8 spindles and redrill the front hubs/drums/rotors for 4-lug. You should be able to use the 6cyl steering linkages with the V8 spindles. I had my 5-lug rotors and rear axles redrilled for 4-lug which give me the option for either.
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Re: I6 suspensiom

Post #5 by rbohm » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:06 am

rocklord wrote:
65-coupe wrote:Thanks I have a second set of spindles just in case anything ever happens.


That's not very reassuring- "I'll fix it when it breaks". The result could be very catastrophic- suspension/slight body damage to massive damage/bodily injury/death.

If you're adamant about keeping your vehicle 4-lug, go with the V8 spindles and redrill the front hubs/drums/rotors for 4-lug. You should be able to use the 6cyl steering linkages with the V8 spindles. I had my 5-lug rotors and rear axles redrilled for 4-lug which give me the option for either.


8) or you could find a set of 67-69 six cylinder hubs as those use the same six cylinder bolt pattern, but fit the V8 spindles.
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Re: I6 suspensiom

Post #6 by rocklord » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:59 pm

rbohm wrote:
8) or you could find a set of 67-69 six cylinder hubs as those use the same six cylinder bolt pattern, but fit the V8 spindles.


Never thought of that. Great idea! :thumbup:
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Re: I6 suspensiom

Post #7 by 65-coupe » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:48 pm

I bought a set of I6 spindles because the guy only wanted 20 dollars for them. When I bought his 7.25 rear end. I do not plan on them braking not going to push the car hard. I really just wanted to make sure the wheel and tire size I am doing will work good.

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