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SubjectCustom 100 Point SS
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Posted byS10SuperSport
Posted on8/18/11 6:22 PM



i'm sure i'm going to forget some details but here's my situation... i'm in the process of planning out a a full tube chassis 98 Chevy S10 SS.... it will be a purpose built racer leaning towards road race and autocross with a slight pro-touring look to it... the vehicle is going to be fully balanced and blueprinted with custom front and rear independent suspension, with a ford cobra 8.8 rear end. i'm not going with the LSx theme that everyone's doing, i'm sticking with the 4.3l beast, aluminum block twin-turbo. so you can see i'm planning to distribute the weight as correctly as a truck can be... the problem i'm having is the wheel size. i'm either wanting to stick 18" all the way around or 18"F and 19"R... width and offset is my issue. the ride height will be around 3"-4" all the way around. and as far as track with i might want to widen that slightly from the factory 1383.6". i want to go pretty wide, nothing past 305 in the rear but somewhere in the vicinity. i want that tuner/ camber look but strictly for performance... all who posts i thank you as this is whats limiting me from beginning this build. let me know whats other details are needed



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SubjectRe: Custom 100 Point SS new
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Posted byJeff
Posted on8/24/11 10:05 AM



You'll have to measure the vehicle to determine the proper offset, since you are running a "custom front suspension" and different rear axle. In two piece wheel sizes which are the most common, you could run 18x8 or 18x9 on the front, and a 18x10 or 19x10 on the back. The 18x9 front might be too much for a stock S10, but with a custom chassis and custom front control arms you should be able to get the extra room you need. If you get into three piece wheels, you can order any width you want, in half inch sizes. Given your ride height and desire for wider track, you may need to do some custom metal work to get the wheels/tires to tuck under the fenders.



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SubjectRe: Custom 100 Point SS new
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Posted byridin_on_rails
Posted on8/29/11 1:04 PM



If you plan on actually tracking the truck with slicks, I highly recommend 18's on all four corners. You can find scrubs all day long in 18's. Especially if you go with wide, corvette sized wheels. Good luck with the project.


She's coming along. Just need some new paint and some interior work.

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