On the Cheap SS Monte Carlo chasing a bottom end 9

motorheadmike

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That sway bar looks like it would work well with a narrowed rearend... and 15" wide wheels. Do it.
 
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That sway bar looks like it would work well with a narrowed rearend... and 15" wide wheels. Do it.
It's much beefier than I thought it would be - the forward bars appear that they should have zero flex. It should mount just inside of the spring perches. I intend to weld on the mount brackets rather than use a u-bolt. The 8.8 kit that I bought from Southside Performance has a budget lower spring mount that is welded on the axle. It can easily be relocated if needed. From mocking it up it looks like I should have plenty of clearance on the center housing (offset 8.8).
 
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I found a set of 15x10’s locally to try out. These are with 275/60R15. I still have .5-.75” clearance on a factory frame rail ( no frame notch.)

Tread width on the pavement is 3/4” wider than the same tire on my 8” wide wheels.

And still have 2+“ to the wheel well vertically.

I guess my point here is that a 15x10 wheel will fit with a 275.
 

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In July I ordered a hitch that was 'in stock' in New Jersey.

Conveniently it showed up this weekend lol. Only 5 months after I ordered it and 3 months too late.


I thought these things were not being produced any longer, but I guess I was wrong - this is very fresh paint and packaging.
 

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