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Ideal diff length. R31 shortening
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Hey guys,
I am currently getting a r31 diff sorted out and soon take it to be shortened. The question I have is, what's people's experiences with lengths? I have a set of TI wheels (from a little green ute a member had) so not to sure what the offset of those 15inch wheels are.
I won't be running leaf springs on the diff to be shortened so the limiting factor is chassis rails. I am thinking 16 will fit nice (one day)
Can anyone with experience and suggestions as to length please feel free to voice here. Thanks for your time guys.
*project is coming along nice now...off to panel beater in a couple of months, then it's on.

Thanks Rhys

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Do you want it to be legal?, if so the same length as the original.

Otherwise work out what offset wheels you want to use and go from there, if you want huge dish get it shorter, that option is more for ordering custom wheels tho.

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No 1 can tell you what length to make it.depends how you want your wheels to sit.you havnt got much Options with standed rims unless you order custom rims with decent offset

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Rhys, the hilux diff in my ute was shortened to standard 1200 width and the r30 ti wheels fit perfectly without spacers. i used
to run 195/50 or 205/50 tyres. The only other mod to the rear was lipped guards. Even on the track with all the suspension movement
the wheels/tyres never used to rub anywhere.

you could go a touch shorter in the diff and fill the rear out with nice dished wheels which would look great, but then if you wanted
to fit any 'regular' wheel under there you'd have to space it out in order to fill the guards. it all depends on what you want to
achieve with it i guess

any chance we can get a sneak preview of the project?

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Thanks for your input townie,
I do need it to be legal but I am getting car engineered so its not the issue I don't think. I want to run the widest wheel possible (16x8 rears if I can get it in there) so with out having wheels yet
I don't know what length to start at.
The wheels il get to suit at a later date but its hard to do one with out the other as I'm finding.
Sorry if i seem a little stumped here....I don't even know stock length.

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Thanks Ange.
That gives me a startin point and knowledge of what will work with the Ti wheels. The car will be set up with Ti wheels and at a later date il get some rims to fill guards.
Il send you some progress pics tomorrow via txt mate. Still have mastered uploading here haha
Once ute is in paint il get a photo bucket file of build

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I fit 7's with the standard leafs and that was as wide as I could go with full travel of suspension and no rubbing etc.

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I have ti wheels on mine they are 15x6 p26

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Best thing get your wheels you want with the offset your after and shorten diff to suit.best way to make sure its right

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Check Page 50 on my build. Gives specs. on my rearend.

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