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Old 05-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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new tires. rubbing.

I bought some old school indy slot mags


they stick out a little(i like it and i've gotten some compliments and some jokes)

it might just be the suspension. It was impossible to drive with people in the back seat cause it would grind over every speed bump. now the tires rub on it.

I have no idea what to do except maybe replacing the rear suspension(might as well save up and do the whole thing though)
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That just does not look right to me. It's going beyond the 'muscle car' look and is breaching 'offroad truck' style. But hey, if you like it, cool.

And about the rubbing, about all you can do is put super stiff shocks and even then..idk.
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Re: new tires. rubbing.

where can I buy just the rear shocks, and is there a rating system that says how stiff they are?
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Suprised u aint got a ticket 4 that they stick out way to far. U can get a stiffer longer spring and raise ur rear ride hight some that should help

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Might need longer shocks to though
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Re: new tires. rubbing.

It's funny that you say that. I had a cop following me, He didn't turn his lights on but when he made the same turn that I did. I became a little worried. So I pulled over and pretended I was looking for something. He just drove by.
SO I need longer and stiffer shocks?
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Suprised u aint got a ticket 4 that they stick out way to far. U can get a stiffer longer spring and raise ur rear ride hight some that should help

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Might need longer shocks to though
Hey look hawks back. What'd I miss?
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I don't have enough personal experience or prior knowledge on the subject to tell you exactly what you need to do.
In my mind, it seems you need to (1) keep the body from bouncing low enough to rub the tire and/or (2) raise the rear end. To me, that means

1) Keeping the body from bouncing. This requires stiffening everything up. A stiffer shock is the key, but ride quality is going to suck. You (but especially your passengers) will feel EVERYTHING and speed bumps would feel like mountains. With how small the gap is, you will probably need to

2) Raise the rear. Think of how people lower Mustangs, then do the opposite. Other guy suggested a longer shock, which makes sense. I would contact an aftermarket suspension company and see what they can tell you.

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Ah u know same bull ***** diffrent day. Lol
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Ah u know same bull ***** diffrent day. Lol
Lol. Good to see u around here. Missed u pissin people off. haha
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Oh working on one now lol!
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Oh working on one now lol!
I see that! Lol. Keep up the good work
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