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    I was wondering,if I buy a pair of trailing arm wheel kits and a center drive from protodie, would it be possible to build a rear end that has a total width of 50 to 60 inches? I'm wanting to build something about the size of an fl350 odyssey. What do you guys think, is it possible, or should I just try to get an original odyssey?
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    A lot depends on how much wheel travel you are after. That will help people shed light on your original question.
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    I would obviously like as much as possible, but I would be extremely happy to get 8 to 10 inches of travel. If that's not possible I would except 6 inches without complaint.
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    Yes, you can get there easily.

    Our current- complete dual A arm set up is 64" wide with 5+2 offset wheels

    This is with 17 1/2" axles.
    go with 15 5/8" axles and shorter A arms gets you to 60 1/4" wide.

    This is with our standard center drive and rear wheel kits.

    Trailing Arms you can also do and would end up at the same width if using our trailing arm rear wheel kits


    I am sure you can get there with other trailing arm -rear wheel hubs -parts too.

    We also build custom length center drives for customers. Some longer,,,some shorter.
    Standard width on our center drive is 8.5"
    narrower center drive would get you there too.

    you would easily have 8-10" travel with A arms probably the same with trailing arms
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    Thanks for the info, I'm looking to build something narrow enough to go through the trails with my quad so my girlfriend can go riding with me. Of course I want to be able to have a blast driving it too. I'm probably going to build it with a sled engine so she won't have to deal with shifting.
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    Of course if I was the only driver It would definitely be a cbr600, zx6r, or gsxr600 in it cause I love manual shifting and the extra power would be great for the sand.
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