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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 08, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Head Scratcher---need ideas!

Ok, old wise ones- 67 camaro front suspension/wheel issue

Didn't figure this fit in the wheel and tire section cause i'm sure this is suspension related-
Problem is i just ordered new wheels and tires for it. Ordered 17X7 with 4"bs for the front and 17X8 with 4 7/8" bs for the rear.
All is well except for the front right wheel and tire.Its not sitting UNDER THE CAR like the left side is and it's causing it to rub on the fenderwell!? Front tire size is 225-45-17's.
Any ideas as to why the right side is sticking out further than the left?

Thanks in advance for your time and ideas!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 08, 06:11 AM
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Re: Head Scratcher---need ideas!

Post some pictures so we have a better idea of what is going on. It is difficult to diagnose something like this without seeing it.

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Re: Head Scratcher---need ideas!

My first thought is you have 2 different back spaced rims for the front?
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Re: Head Scratcher---need ideas!

will post some pics this afternoon. as far as different bs on front wheels, i bought these wheels new. do you think its still possible that the bs would be different from the distributer? they are tork thrust 2's. i did all my homework in the wheel and tire section here on the forum before i ordered this wheel/tire combo and was certain i wouldn't have any clearance issues.
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Re: Head Scratcher---need ideas!

Check your front end alignment. This could be the cause.

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alignment is out for sure.


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Re: Head Scratcher---need ideas!

Check that your subframe is centered. Look at the middle subframe to unibody mounts, just outboard of the mounts is a centering hole, the hole is in the subframe and also the unibody they must be in-line.
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Re: Head Scratcher---need ideas!

thanks for the info david! will check that out tomorrow!
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do you think its still possible that the bs would be different from the distributer?
YES, it's possible. I got 4 15x7, 4.5" BS wheels brand new while my car was "in progress". When I got it back on the road, I couldn't sort out why my rear was shifted over so far to one side that the one tire would always rub the inner w/w. Kept messing with things (on and off) for like 2 years, then decided to pull the wheels and measure the axle to the frame. Weird thing was, the axle flanges were centered within 1/16". Looked at the wheel and found that one was a "special" 5 1/4" backspacing for some reason. Luckily, this was well after I bought them, so I couldn't return them

It's at least worth checking your before it's too late.
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Re: Head Scratcher---need ideas!

update- checked subframe alignment holes as david suggested and all seems well to me. over the weekend i decided to go ahead with the front suspension "winter" upgrade! ordered hotchkis rear leafs,sc&c stage one plus kit and am considering upgrading front to adjustable coilovers too while i got it all apart anyway.once all the parts arrive i will definately check the bs on the front wheels to be sure that it is what i ordered! really didnt expect to have a clearance issue with this setup after reading the "wheel and tire" forum for most of a whole night and looking a everyones different combo's. surely these parts will fix this issue after installed and a good alignment.
does anyone know a way to do a good alignment at home? i dont have much luck where i'm at finding shops that know a whole lot about our cars! mostly kids working in these shops that unless it has a forign nameplate or instructions written in LARGE TYPE they seem pretty clueless!
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