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Old 05-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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Tire rub help

My tires rub pretty bad up front and it put a hole in my fender well and Is just embarrassing when turning sharp because it seems like its grabbing something under there and yanking on it
My tires are 245/40/17 up front and I was wondering if those little 7/32 spacers would help get rid of the rub
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Is your car lowered?
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No it's still stock
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No it's still stock
Stock wheels on stock suspension shouldn't be rubbing. Try taking the spacer off and see if it still does it.
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Stock wheels on stock suspension shouldn't be rubbing. Try taking the spacer off and see if it still does it.
I dot have the spacers on, I was wondering if adding them would help
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i dont think adding a spacer will help very much. what that does is makes ur wheels pop out little more. and if ur already rubbing , it might only rub some more. if u got stock suspension and the wheels and tires u got are just the right size, something might be wrong.
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I have lowering spring,shock,same tires size and i have no problem
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Re: Tire rub help

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Stock wheels on stock suspension shouldn't be rubbing. Try taking the spacer off and see if it still does it.
stock tire size is 225/55-16, so if your tire size is 245 then the spacers should help a bit. My suspension tires etc is stock and i have no rubbing issues, nor popping, but my tire size is also 225/55-16
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My tires rub pretty bad up front and it put a hole in my fender well and Is just embarrassing when turning sharp because it seems like its grabbing something under there and yanking on it
My tires are 245/40/17 up front and I was wondering if those little 7/32 spacers would help get rid of the rub
Thanks!
My 01 sixer has 245-45-r17 and there's no rub at all. All stock. So I'm not sure you might wanna get that checked out..
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I just had the car aligned about a week ago but all they said was that my toe was out. But I'll go back down and see if the can look at it because I have no clue what this could be
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Re: Tire rub help

I have 275/40-17 all around and the fronts rubbed sway bar for a while. But 5/32 spacers cured the problem so its worth a try.
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Re: Tire rub help

You can talk tire width all day long, but until you know what the offset of the rim is, you are only guessing.

Adding a spacer behind the wheel kinda changes the offset. Not the best way to approach a solution, but certainly the cheapest.
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You can talk tire width all day long, but until you know what the offset of the rim is, you are only guessing.

Adding a spacer behind the wheel kinda changes the offset. Not the best way to approach a solution, but certainly the cheapest.
The rims are stock bullitts of another car
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The rims are stock bullitts of another car
Is the other car of the same year model/style?
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Re: Tire rub help

I have 275/40-17 and no rubbing on my 02
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Yea on my car it is lowered 2" with 245/35r20. Although I hate the 20" they don't rub at all even though the tire size is supposed to be 245/30r20
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Is the other car of the same year model/style?
That I'm not sure, I just got the car about 3 weeks ago he just said they were off a GT but never said what year
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That I'm not sure, I just got the car about 3 weeks ago he just said they were off a GT but never said what year
I would give him a call if you still have his number. Just ask if it rubbed for him and what year the wheels are off of.
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