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    widened engine cradle

    ive read that some people widen the engine cradle to push the wheels out in the rear ,has anyone on here ever done it,does anyone know the pros and cons of it.anyone have any tips ,pics,etc

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    Re: widened engine cradle

    Mike:

    That widening process you mentioned will work on the Fiero front suspension. Some of the Lambo guys have done it that way. If your building a 355 though, the rear will have to be modified by using longer swing arms and relocating the top of the shock the same distance as the swing arm stretch. The other method would include some extensive frame work to the Fiero to move the cradle out and it just might not be worth the effort. Don O has posted information on the front suspension. Look in the technical section.

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    Re: widened engine cradle

    Hello, I dont know if you saw pics of my 512tr, but the area from the firewall back was all custom made from scratch and mated to a factory cradle lengthened 7.25" and widened 6" down the center, the result is a +3 off set per side with stock geometry retained, the overall effect is very cool, I will post some pics when I get a chance

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    Re: widened engine cradle

    i saw the car and i loved it,i would like to see some good pics of how it was all done

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    Re: widened engine cradle

    Quote Originally Posted by jdorr2002
    * *Hello, I dont know if you saw pics of my 512tr, but the area from the firewall back was all custom made from scratch and mated to a factory cradle lengthened 7.25" and widened 6" down the center, the result is a +3 off set per side with stock geometry retained, the overall effect is very cool, I will post some pics when I get a chance
    Sorry, I missed it. I would like to see the photos as well. It sounds like you did a great job on it.

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