17X8 inch Wheels Rubbing my 69 - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 03, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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I have 17X8 inch wheels on my 69, they look great, i do experience some rubbing on the fronts when I go over rolling bumps, not when I hit potholes. Any ideas on what I can do to stop this occurance? I have replaced the springs and shocks already. It helped but did not fix the problem. I have 235 / 40 / 17s on the wheels. Help is greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 03, 11:57 AM
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Where is the tire hitting? The outside of the inner fender? If so, not enough backspacing on the wheel. Not much you can do about that now. Except raise the front end some more.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 03, 01:12 PM
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What's the backspace and what are you alignment specs?

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