hmmm, nobody understands this rear axle offset stuff? OK let me ask it another way…
Can anyone tell me if the diagram I posted above is the correct way to measure rear axle offset?
If the diagram is wrong and I have to measure to the axle housing rather than to the flange then I assume that means I'd have to take my brakes and backing plate off in order to get a good measure… if so, I am not going to go through that.
I called wilwood tech and he wasn't too much help… he thought the axles in there now were too short and/or something about the wheel bearings seated wrong… whatever he was saying didn't make sense, granted I don't have a better explanation given my lack of knowledge on rear axles but what he said didn't seem feasible. My rear end is stock and it has never had any problems (with me as owner) and the stock rear drum brakes fit fine… I would think if the axle was short or whatever the drums wouldn't fit properly (
…I don't know). That's why I'm wondering now if their diagram is illustrated properly.