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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 11, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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New 17x8 TT2's will not fit in front

I have a 68 camaro I am restoring and I just tried to install my new TT2's I just purchased. My car does have the disc brake conversion and I opted for the 2" lower bracket. My TT2's are 17x8 with 4.75 backspacing mounted on 225/45/17's. It appears my problem is the rim is hitting on the lower tie rod end.

Does anyone know if there is an option or some spacers I can buy as this seems like it should be a simple fix or a common problem as the majority of members have this combo.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 11, 04:10 PM
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Re: New 17x8 TT2's will not fit in front

By 2" lower bracket do you mean drop spindles. If drop spindles I've read that problem is common with that size rim. I guess the best fix is to get rid of the drop spindles and use lowering springs instead.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 11, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New 17x8 TT2's will not fit in front

Yes its the 2" drop spindles. I like the stance of the car and the drop spindles are new as well.
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Re: New 17x8 TT2's will not fit in front

Yes it's a common problem but no easy fix if you like your rims to fit. Most people wind up replacing them with standard spindles and 2" drop springs for the same look without issues. There are supposed to be some drop spindles out now that fit right.

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Re: New 17x8 TT2's will not fit in front

My set up is slightly different.
I have a 68 with 17x7 TT2's with 4" bs and 225-50 tires.
I used 2"drop coils. I have no rub issues.
You can use your old drum spindles for disc brakes if you machine a little from the upper boss.

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Re: New 17x8 TT2's will not fit in front

Check if wheel spacers will placce your wheels outward enough to clear the the rod ends.

its the cheapest way to go if it'll clear. you might have place longer wheel studs if you go that route.

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