Beautiful ride mang. Id leave it IMO.
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1962 Beetle; 1967 Shalavette Buggy, 2002 Frontier 4wd; 2011 Tiguan
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I was toying around with this idea, but the car already doesn't handle too well off the bat. I wanted to salvage some of the handling the best I could and I prefer the wheels closer to the fenders. I'll make it work. I've been known to do some crazy crap.
You'd be suprised how well it can handle with the right setup. You'd probably see an increase in handling characteristics by having a minor narrow, and still running shocks. We're just trying to give you some pointers, is all. Its your car so build to your liking.
I like bringing in some of the watercooled influence in my aircooled cars but yeah, I have to agree with the group (for the most part) on this one. I tend to run 7" wides in front but they're always tucked in as far as I can without rubbing from lock to lock.
Don't get me wrong. I love the look of a more narrowed beam, but I like the look of a less narrowed too. HAHA! I do appreciate the feedback. I guess I just don't want to spend more money and redo it.
Let's keep the pics coming! I don't have any right now. (at work...shhh!)