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Old 04-14-2015, 05:14 PM   #1
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315s rubbing

Anybody ever had problems with rubbing on 99-04s with 315s without being lowered? I recently put on 315 nittos in the rear and from what I read a 315 35 17 will clear for up to a 2 inch drop and I'm at stock height. I thought my shocks were just really worn out so I replace them with konis (non adjustable) and still getting fender rubbing when Corning with any dip in the road or if I pull into a drive way.


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I never rubbed and was dropped 2"+ in the rear but that was on an IRS. Try removing your quad shocks and see what that does for you
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I never rubbed and was dropped 2"+ in the rear but that was on an IRS. Try removing your quad shocks and see what that does for you

Now that I think about it they are both leaking slightly. Will removing them make the rear end sloppy at all? From what I understand you can ditch the quad shocks with a upgraded L.C. Arm. But how about taking them off with a stock l.c. arm for now?


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I would think Would worse. The quad shocks help prevent wheel hop i thought. As for lower control arms, an upgrade may help,but a panhard bar should allow you to eliminate the uca's.
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I would think Would worse. The quad shocks help prevent wheel hop i thought. As for lower control arms, an upgrade may help,but a panhard bar should allow you to eliminate the uca's.
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If you have lower control arms you do not need the quad shocks. You can flip them if you want to keep them, this gets the fat end of the quad shock out of the way of the rim and solves clearance issues regarding the quads.

A panhard bar will allow you to get rid of ONE of your UCAs, not both. You need the torque arm to get rid of both completely and be a true 3 link.
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IMO, I wouldn't remove the quad shocks. You'll get wheel hop a lot more often. They do a lot more than just wheel hop, but you'll notice that first. If you don't notice it without them, it's because they were worn out in the first place lol. I'd look at getting your fenders rolled.


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Alright thanks guys. I think I'll get some upgraded lcas and ditch the quads and see what happens.


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You won't need the quad shocks with a good set of LCAs. Also stay away from any of the LCAs that have polyurethane on the chassis side mount. Preferably neither side having polyurethane.


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Leave the quad shocks. Ford installed them there for a reason even with aftermarket control arms. Just flip the fat side of the quad shocks facing the other way from the wheels.


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