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 Posted: 08-10-2006 06:28 pm
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britter
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Looking at these wheels in 16x7 and 16x8...What backspacing do I need?

 

 

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 Posted: 08-10-2006 08:18 pm
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Just use the search function to get all the wheel info that's been posted.

 

http://www.jensenhealey.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=487&forum_id=12&highlight=wheels

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 Posted: 08-13-2006 03:09 am
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16", IMHO, would be a bad idea.  It'd get you nothing over traction that you couldn't get with careful selection of rubber (I've got 225s on the stock wheels, far too big), and, it'd get you a lot of unspring weight and gear reduction.  The latter two you do not want in the 2L, or 2.2L cars. b

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 Posted: 08-13-2006 06:33 am
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Actually I need gear reduction...I have 375 horsepower and a 373 rear...that's why I was thinking 16's

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 Posted: 08-13-2006 12:15 pm
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Ah, you've the Chevy motor. Run that thing on a chassis dyno yet? Be interested to see how it pans out at the rear wheels.   You might want some larger wheels, but you won't get much gear reduction out of larger wheels and tires.

Is it a stock JH rear end? Not much difference in rear gear ratios available for the JH rear. You could go to a narrowed Ford 7.5" or 8.8", or even a 9" rear and have whatever gear ratios needed on the cheap!

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 Posted: 08-13-2006 10:31 pm
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Yes it's a tock rear end...I should have ot tuned up by next week and then I 'll post some numbers...I'm thinking about a Ford 9", just curious about how to bolt it in there...Back to the welder I guess....the 373 sure is fun though...

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 Posted: 08-14-2006 02:49 am
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For your information  a rear end out of a Chev S10 or GMC Sonoma width wheel flange to wheel flange is 54 inchs the same as the Jensen Healey and comes with either 9.5" x 2" drums or discs.  I am at present installing one in my Jensen- Healey Chev.  The lower control arms can be used with the brackets off the Jensen allowing use of the stock springs and shocks. However the upper arms cannot be used as stock due to the wider and taller Chev casting.  I am at present deciding whether to modify the Jensen upper arms or go to a conventional four link setup and a Panhard rod.

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 Posted: 08-14-2006 04:58 pm
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Hmmmm.........................Pat that is some good information, thanks!

Ron

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 Posted: 08-14-2006 05:46 pm
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I have also learned that their was a Torsen LSD available as an option for the 1998 Camaro and Firebird which uses the same axel.

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