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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 20th, 11, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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New wheels, bad rubbing

My new 17x9.5 5.5 bs with 275/40 tires are rubbing real bad on the inner wheelhouse when turning or coming into a driveway. Rear is not lowered and has stock 5 leaf springs (five years old) with a totally stock 12 bolt rear. I know this combo works very well on 69's anyone have any ideas what could be going on or have some suggestions....

Could the springs be to weak, I did jack the car up from the shock plate on each side and the wheel tucks up pretty far and hits the inner wheelhouse right in the center. Maybe new springs would limit the movement????

Is there a chance that someone with the same combo can give me there measurements between the inside of the wheel lips when mounted on the car?????

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Re: New wheels, bad rubbing

A rear sway bar will fix it. Make sure they are 5.5" back spaced (measure yourself). you could also use thin wheel spacers 1/8 or 1/4, depending on how much room the outer wheel house give you..

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Re: New wheels, bad rubbing

Mark, mine are 1 1/4" but that is with DSE 3" drop leaf springs and Koni
shocks on the softest setting. Some times they will hit when going over
a dip in the road but not too much. That is with disk brakes. From the center cap to the lower lip of the quarter panel is 12".

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 11, 12:34 PM
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Re: New wheels, bad rubbing

That combo should work well,I'd try some thin 1/4" spacers first and see what that does for you,might just be the ticket.

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