First time Posting,
I have recently bought my first Mustang its a 67 fastback, drove it home from Melb to Canberra 2 weeks ago, I am very happy with it, although then comes over the pits rego time, my car has a RRS frontend with steering rack, so they said I need a engineers report. Ok so I book it in and he says to me we have to stick to VSB 14 as our standard in ACT, which stipulates no wheels are aloud to widen original track by more than 25mm, well mine are an additional 15mm wider again as I have a set of American Racing Torque Trust 2, black and polished 17 x 7or8's I assume they have a 0 offset, so even though they look great on the car they fail in the ACT, does any one have another set of wheels they are keen to sell with a negative offset or does anyone have any good contacts for me to order a new set as I am very keen to keep with the same look.By the way the Engineer said if I was in NSW he could pass it as is, what a joke, ACT fun police strikes again.
What did shelby do different to get that track ?
I've not found that one before.
Was it just wheel offset ??
I have no idea, I knew the 56" but found the 58" on the net. Suspension was the same & they used same back spacing. So no way would the front wheels be 2" wider on a Shelby compared to a stock Mustang to make that difference.
So he looked up the standard track measurement and came up with 58",so that works out to be 1473mm plus the extra 25mm allowed comes to 1498mm, my rears are 1513mm and front 1524mm which I found odd as RRS reckon their front end is exactly the same as factory.Both the front and rears are well inside the guards.
The other issue is that I believe the RRS struts does increase the track width.
Struts are not good as there is no camber gain with suspension travel. Factory fitted to modern cars because they are a cheap suspension & easy on the assembly line.
Copied from an early Commodore I believe Kerry. What did VB stand for "very bad"? RRS do claim a camber gain now, in theory a strut goes up and down in the same plain, so if they do have camber gain it means something is an odd length and it's moving in the top mount somehow with respect to the lower arm, I suspect this claim is just to off set comments that double wish bone is better.
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