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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 19, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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I have just put new a arms on my 68 camaro. I have coil overs on it. My 18 inch 245/40ZR Tires are now half an inch from the wheel well. They hit each other when rolling over lightly inclined patch in the road. I noticed I have spacers that look like an inch thick. My question is... are there thinner spacers I can put on that would put the tire further in the wheel well so it wonít hit when rolling over jumps in the road? If so, what size?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 19, 11:34 AM
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Re: Tire spacers

You got a photo of this spacer? You could maybe take them by a machine shop to have them lathe cut to the thinner dimension. Depending on what the spacer looks like.

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Re: Tire spacers

Just take the spacers off!

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You mentioned Coil-overs. You didn't by chance install 2" drop spindles did you? I sure hope not.....

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 19, 01:42 PM
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Re: Tire spacers

Did you get a front end alignment after you did all that work? You need one and it will affect tire rub. David Pozziís site lists recommended alignment specs.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 19, 02:51 PM
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Re: Tire spacers

Wheel spacer and adapter vendors and manufacturers advertise all over the net, and on EBay as well. I just had to get a pair for an old boat trailer I am converting to pull with my 64 Chevy 1 ton flatbed dually to use for repairs all over the area I live in.

There are spacers that simply slip over longer wheel studs, ones that have two different bolt patterns (one bolts tothe wheel pattern, the other to the new wheel pattern, to change from one circle to another), 4 to 5 lug, and back, all sorts.
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As stated, many thicknesses are available. Check out Jegs or Summit for some ideas.

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If all that was done is a control arm swap there should be no need for wheel spacers. Fix the front end alignment. See it all the time, guys donít get an alignment after doing front end changes. Bad practice....

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