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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 10, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Passenger tire rubbing on 1968

I just rebuilt the front end on my Camaro and put the Hotchkis suspension on front/rear to lower 1 1/2 inches. I haven't aligned the front end yet. I put 17TT2'sx8 4.5bs all the way around, with 245/45 tires. I have a rub on the passenger front tire when turning to the right, the outer edge of the footing rubs on the bolt of the fender. Could this be because needing the alignment?
Or do I have to change front tire/rim size?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 10, 05:22 PM
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Re: Passenger tire rubbing on 1968

4.5" b/s on a 8" wheel is tight and will usually do that.

If your suspension is pretty firm,try removing the center inner fender bolt that's rubbing and see if that works...most times just that little bit is all you need.
If it still rubs after that,try adjusting your camber to bring the top of the tire in slightly...will help your cornering too.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 18th, 10, 11:35 PM
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Re: Passenger tire rubbing on 1968

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I have a rub on the passenger front tire when turning to the right, the outer edge of the footing rubs on the bolt of the fender. Could this be because needing the alignment?
Get the thing aligned...and when they do, remove all shims , lock the steering wheel straight and start from scratch.
Then you will know where you are at...while on the alignment machine any rubbing or bit close can be sorted as MCJohn says above.

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