Class 8 / TT

Matt Stevens

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What is the best wheel base for a class 8 or TT (in inches) and what is your reasoning.
 
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Well in my perfect world I would have one truck with long wheel base for a real Whooped out race and one with a shorter wheel base for the technical stuff... but
I would say 125 is pretty good.. still pretty nimble and can still get on top of stuff. (at least on our truck..)
 

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What is the best wheel base for a class 8 or TT (in inches) and what is your reasoning.
Are you building a new truck ?

TECHNICALLY, a class 8 wheelbase is mandated by the class rules.

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As Old School said, class 8 is mandated. Most rules say stock +- 1 inch. 73-87 chevys are 117.5" stock, and my truck is 118.
 

Matt Stevens

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Are you building a new truck ?

TECHNICALLY, a class 8 wheelbase is mandated by the class rules.

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we are going to be building a truck. we have to get our 10 car's new engine and trans done then we will be looking for a frame. as far as the mandate +/- 1" rule this changes from short to long wheel base does it not or have they set a specific wheel base for all 8's
 

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we are going to be building a truck. we have to get our 10 car's new engine and trans done then we will be looking for a frame. as far as the mandate +/- 1" rule this changes from short to long wheel base does it not or have they set a specific wheel base for all 8's
if you had a long wheel base F-150, its +/- that wheelbase, so yes it depends on the application.
 

Mcarlson1

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you can get a reg cab lng bd and your wheelbase will be around 125" give or take

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Mike
 

Matt Stevens

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I planed on using a 1991 Ford regular cab long bed and using a Fiberwerx 2008 full fiber body with the extended cab short bed look, my wheel base on the Ford is 131" and that was the reason for the origanol post is to find out if this lenght would be to long because alot of the class 8 guys I know use reg cab short beds and win alot in these trucks. Is there a full sized truck that any of you know of that is close to the 125" mark?
 

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a 60's and 70's regular cab chevy longbed i think is at 125, Mark Newhan would know.

Thanks,
Mike
 
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