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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 05, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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thinking the tires might rub on my 69

i have a 69 camaro and i am lookin at puttin hotchkis lowering rear leafs with a 1 in drop block...i have 245/50R16 and i i was looking to see if the tires were going to rub and it looks like if i do put the parts on that they might...does anyone out there think they will
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 05, 03:45 PM
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Re: thinking the tires might rub on my 69

my setup is the same as yours but i have a 67, as long as your backspacing is right, you should be fine
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Re: thinking the tires might rub on my 69

I know you have 16's but I have the hotchkis set up front and rear on my 69 with a moser 12 bolt and I have 245/60/15 on the back with no rubbing issues at all. Fronts are 235 and rub when the wheel is locked.

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Re: thinking the tires might rub on my 69

the rims are eagle series 212's out of summit....16x8 with i think a nuetral offset...it doesnt say in the magizine but i think they are nuetral offset...any one know...if they are nuetral...will this casue problems with dropping it?
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Re: thinking the tires might rub on my 69

I' ve got 245/50-16 on a 16x8 wheel. I believe 4.5 backspacing. And the Hotchkis lowering leaf springs in the back as well. The back tires do not rub.
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Re: thinking the tires might rub on my 69

cool thanks guys
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 05, 12:34 PM
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Re: thinking the tires might rub on my 69

Don't go by referencing a '67 or '68 with round wheel wells when you have a '69. If you don't know your backspacing but guess you have a 4" split you might be ok but you are still guessing. As the car sits now, take a straight edge (I use a 24" level) and place it against the tire on both sides of the wheel and up to the fender lip. Leave it against the tire but move it so you can see where it's the closest to the lip. You'll want 3/8" or more clearance (your 50 series tires will help some) as the tire will flex as you corner and the suspension travels. Try to project where the wheel well will sit around the tire once it's lowered, double check the clearance in those areas as well as straight up and down.

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