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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:00 pm 
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Getting ready to order a 9" for my Turbo T, I plan on notching the frame and would like to use a 10" wheel. Looking for opinions as to if I should order a narrowed housing or is standard width perfect, also what back spacing to use. Looking for input, thanks.


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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:26 pm 
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I did a full frame notch with a stock width 9". 15 x 10 wheels with 5.5" backspace. Fits nice. Had to trim the lower control arm brackets a little to clear the wheel. A narrowed housing doesn't work so great because the control arm brackets are so close to the brake backing plate. Plus if you want to sell it or use it in a different car someday it will be better if its stock width.
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 Post Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:01 pm 
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Don't buy a QT housing!!!

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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:26 am 
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Thanks for the input guys, I have been looking at a housing from Trick Chassis. I have read a few reviews and they seemed to be a nice unit.

https://trickchassis.com/index.php?id_p ... ol_arms-no

Who is QT? What were the issues?


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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:53 am 
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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:03 am 
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build your own , I made this video giving instructions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaqdRoPxL4M&t=42s

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 Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:38 pm 
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Brian, great job on the DIY video.
I didn't think the Trick Chassis rears were so affordable. That's not a bad price, considering everything you get. Their powder coat is a little expensive (I can get a rear done for 100 bucks), but for a NEW housing, that's great.
I wouldn't mind making my own from a salvage rear, but for what local places want for them ( $200-$300), risking that the housing "may" be bent, stock Ford axles that you know are worn, buying new bearings, seals, finding a doner rear to cut brackets off of, buying steel to make the jig, and my time (the most precious)...probably saving just a couple hundred bux. For me, that Trick Chassis one looks great. Do they ever do discounts for us?

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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:02 am 
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Hi,

Give me a call i can work a price out for you. I see your in Wisconsin and can could save on shipping too if you pick it up.

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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:46 pm 
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Trick Chassis wrote:
Hi,

Give me a call i can work a price out for you. I see your in Wisconsin and can could save on shipping too if you pick it up.

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608-313-9197

can't argue with service like that,nice job. :thumbsup:

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Agreed ^. Who should I ask for? I may not be ready for a little while...

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