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Team Z removed the rearend, disassembled it, had it hot-tank boiled, cut the end off both sides of the housing, and re-installed it in the car for mock-up. The tires of choice were mounted on the new RT-S Series S-71 style wheels and fitted in the wheelwells, measuring 57 inches between the wheel mounting surfaces, perfectly nestled in the wheelwells. The stock ’01 axle housing measures 62 inches between the wheels, which required shortening the rear 2.5 inches per side, while Fox rears measure 59.125 inches and ’94-’98 measure 60.625 inches, if you were wondering. A special alignment bar is bolted in the housing via the carrier mounting caps, so the new ends can be welded perfectly aligned.