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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 03, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have 17X8 inch wheels on my 69, they look great, i do experience some rubbing on the fronts when I go over rolling bumps, not when I hit potholes. Any ideas on what I can do to stop this occurance? I have replaced the springs and shocks already. It helped but did not fix the problem. I have 235 / 40 / 17s on the wheels. Help is greatly appreciated.

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What is the backspacing on the wheels? It sounds like there's not enough; 4.75" to 5" is ideal on the front with a 17X8" wheel. Less spacing would have you rubbing on the fender lip.

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I took your advice and called the wheel shop. I asked them to order me new front wheels with a larger back spacing, mine are 4.5 in. They are more than happy to do so, but they said that getting a wheel with more backspacing will only push the tire out towards the fender more. Make sense to anybody? I really do want to get this rubbing taken care of. Thanks for all your help.
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They are wrong. More backspacing moves the rim INWARD...toward the inner fender. Backspacing is the distance from the mounting surface of the wheel (the inner hub) to the inner edge of the rim.

Look at this tutorial if you don't understand.

http://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html#patterns


I guess you need to give your wheel vendors the link too LOL!

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