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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 13, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Scrubbing with C5 Vette wheels on front?

Hello!

I installed C5 Corvette wheels all around. On the front with 2" spacers. So I got a backspacing of 5". A 235-tire is installed. It looks pretty close. It is years ago when I tested the clearence with a C4-wheel (same dimension as the C5 => 8.5x17, same bs) so I'm not sure any more, if I could lower the car without the risc of scrubbing.

I read in the forum that there are a lot of cars with 8" rims and 4,5 " bs.

How will the wheel moves during suspension travel?

Will the top of the wheel moves in the direction of the engine in an upwards movement?

So there will be less chance for scrubbing.

Thanks for tipps / help!

69`Camaro, 92`LT 1 / 94' BW-6 speed, shorty headers+Flowmaster, Vette wheels, Eibach/hotchkis springs, koni shocks, Nova rear, Corvette 13" front brake system
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 13, 09:46 PM
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Re: Scrubbing with C5 Vette wheels on front?

you can get an idea if it's going to rub with the car up in the air, but you won't know for sure until you are able to cycle the suspension and steering thru it's range of travel..
when i rebuilt the front suspension on my Nova, i put it all together except for the front springs and used the jack to raise and lower the car while checking for clearance..

you don't plan sincerity.
you have to make it up on the spot.

wanna hear about 20 years ago when i was too smart to know any better?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 13, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Scrubbing with C5 Vette wheels on front?

Hello!

I did the same, but years ago. I installed everything, exept for the springs and checked the clearance. But it is years ago and so I can't remember the results and I didn't take any pics.

Rubbing is no question with the existing setup, because the Eibach springs are not cutted and the disadvantage is that the spring end is not in its seat of the lower control arm. There is a rubber installed to give the spring a suitable seat.
But I want to lower the car a little bit and so I want to cut the spring to fit its seat. This is approx. 10 mm lower at the spring seat and approx. 20 mm at the wheel / for lowering the stance. So this is the sense of my original question => Is there enough clearence.

69`Camaro, 92`LT 1 / 94' BW-6 speed, shorty headers+Flowmaster, Vette wheels, Eibach/hotchkis springs, koni shocks, Nova rear, Corvette 13" front brake system
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