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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 06, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Rear tires rubbing outer edge of quarter

I have 255-50R-17's on the rear and anytime I take a turn or get into the pedal the rear tires rub at the outer upper rear area of the tires. Can anyone tell me the best way to cure this problem? (lifting blocks, air shocks, longer shackles) The car is a 1968 RS/SS with multi leaf springs.
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Re: Rear tires rubbing outer edge of quarter

I'm assuming the reason your asking is because you don't want to get new wheels with a different offset. All of the things listed will raise the rear of your car. The shackles are in my opinion the quickest and easiest way. For about $20 at any local parts store, and your in business with a set of universal adjustable shackles. Just make sure to run them as low as possible and trim the rest of the shackle off so we don't have to look at them. Air shocks will give you a stiffer ride,and lifting blocks can be a safety issue in a performance application. (not to mention a more involved install)


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Re: Rear tires rubbing outer edge of quarter

Raising the rear is NOT the best solution. We need some more info - what width rear wheels - how much back space? The best solution would be to replace the rear wheels with wheels with more back space but if the rub is slight maybe you can roll the fender lips. Eastwood sells a tool to do it or a baseball bat works if you know how to use it. You have to roll it over the tire and work the lip upwards. With that size tire it sounds like the back space on the wheel is the problem.
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Do you have the chrome wheel well mouldings installed?


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Re: Rear tires rubbing outer edge of quarter

Yes, I do have the chrome trim around the wheel opening. I do not want to change my wheels. Thats why I am trying to find a cure that doesn't include changing wheels. Thanks for everyones input!
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Re: Rear tires rubbing outer edge of quarter

I have 255-45-17's on my 68, with 8", 4.5" backspace rims and no rubbing. what basckspace are your rims? 4" backspace will rub.





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Re: Rear tires rubbing outer edge of quarter

The reason I asked about the chrome trim is my rears rub a bit but they rub on the trim. The trim extends into the wheel well more then the fender lip does. If I were to remove the trim I wouldn't have any rubbing.

Just a data point and something to noodle on.


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