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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 09, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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68--RR tire rub

car has a pair of 255-60-15 on the rear that rub on corners and bumps(RR is the only one that seems to rub)The wheels are 7 inch ralleys with 4 1/4 inch backspace. my first inclination was to get two smaller tires, but I have a matched set of firestone firehawks that are still like new. If I find two ralley rims for the rear with say 4 1/2 or 4 3/4 backspacing will this cure my problem. Can anybody tell me what cars came with more backspacing? thanx wnk.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 09, 08:19 AM
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Re: 68--RR tire rub

Is you rear lowered from stock? I run 15x8 with same bs and have no problems with the same tires. Are your springs wore out?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 09, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 68--RR tire rub

no, rear isn't lowered, as a matter of fact it is a 5 leaf 12 bolt that I have been toying with the idea of taking a couple leafs out to see if it would ride better.
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Re: 68--RR tire rub

anyone??
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 09, 09:24 PM
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Re: 68--RR tire rub

I'm not aware of any original-appearing 15x7 rally wheels with more backspacing than you've already got.

Because the rub is happening on just one side, I would crawl underneath with a tape measure and check how much space you've got between the tire and the inner fender-well on both sides in the back. If the dimensions from the right side and the left side of the car are quite a bit different, then maybe your differential is sitting further over towards the right side and causing the rub.

Just a thought.
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