65 chevelle tire rub...sway bar? - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2010, 04:47 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,394
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 54
Thanked 155 Times in 145 Posts
I definitely would roll the fender lips to avoid any sharp edges that may cut a tire if it hits..that is the first thing..as far as alignment get one of these:

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/ECONOM...AUGE,2699.html

this works fine and once i get the fenders rolled I check castor and camber to see that i am within limits..then i can mount a tire and wheel and support the vehicle fom the A-arms (ride height) and turn the wheels both left and right to see where I have clearance..then once i know all of this I can make a more informed choice on wheels and tires..If you have turn tables it can life a bit easier here..

One more thing if you are running springs and need to raise the car just a wee bit make a large "washer" and place it on top of the spring. An 1/8 or 3/16 spacer on the spring can make just enough difference to make it all work..

Sam

    Advertisement
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2010, 05:33 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,236
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,358
Thanked 1,192 Times in 1,051 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony@AirRideTech
Ingliv.... by the way here is a picture of our shop 66 Chevelle that I drove out to Bonneville and Pleasanton 2 years ago. In the front we are running 275/40/18. That is with stock inner fenderwells and rolled fender lips.
Very nice car and a very nice photo. Yes you can get a lot more tire in there with mods, but even then likely some harmless rubbing. And what's wrong with a little harmless rubbing?

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2010, 06:04 PM
mud.man.rj's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 382
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
tire rub

Springs are cheap, just start with a small block set instead of the 6 cyl set and it won't roll over half as much for sure, a stock big block set will be even better but will raise the car at least an inch in height.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 10-23-2010, 09:36 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,236
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,358
Thanked 1,192 Times in 1,051 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by lngliv3
Tony, that thing looks sweeeeeet! But I have to imagine (being from ride tech) that the front of your ride is bagged, and actually rides higher than that normally? If not, how in the hell did you get those meats under the front without rub? Also, all you other guys helping me out....did you look at my plan for 17"'s....does it seem doable?

Hey Ssedan64....I love the stance on yours....is it lowered as well? Looks like a very similar tire to what I have now?
There is no way it is driven like that without a LOT of rubbing so yes it must be bagged.

I am a photo nut and still can't get over what a beautiful shot that is. It's not hard to get a nice shot out on the salt, you just can't go wrong with 24 thousand acres of nothing but flat white salt around you! But the angle, the clouds, it is simply a perfect photo showing the best of that car, very nice!

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2010, 08:06 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 296
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the props guys... that trip was a blast....

Ingliv, MartinSr... yes you are both correct, that car is on Air Ride all the way around. Ride height is about 2.5-2.75" higher than where it is at in those pictures. In order to get that kind of meat under the front, first we had to fix the geometry and camber gain issues that A bodies inhearently suffer from, Then we had to step up to an 18" wheel to help with clearing a tubular lower control arm... then we just measured the car for the correct backspace wheel. That car there has pulled up to 1.12 lateral G's at putnam Park roadcoarse and that was on D.O.T. rated tires... in fact they were BFG KDW/TA's
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2010, 11:19 AM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 13,236
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,358
Thanked 1,192 Times in 1,051 Posts
Yeah it is a very cool car but I don't think this is a big dollar project we are talking about in this thread. Tall spindles, tubular A arms and such aren't in this builds future.

But it would be cool huh lngliv3!

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 10-25-2010, 04:23 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: michigan
Posts: 87
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I agree, that photo looks professional! I actually just watched a show on speed the other day that put several well know builders cars against one another in a autocross, roadcourse, and 0-60-0 show down.....Tony, I could have sworn that your chevelle was one of the entries?
Also, back to the backyard chevelle (reality check) Mud Man...I like your idea. I can put the small block springs up front, and maybe use the sway bar idea 2nd, both reasonable price tags.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 10-26-2010, 09:56 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 296
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ingliv.... you were probably watching the Optima challenge from last year and yeah we were there for that one We will be running the optima challenge again this year with it to right after SEMA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 10-26-2010, 09:15 PM
SSedan64's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Macon, GA.
Age: 50
Posts: 6,016
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by lngliv3
Hey Ssedan64....I love the stance on yours....is it lowered as well? Looks like a very similar tire to what I have now?
I used springs for a Wagon w/AC & cut 1 coil on front, can't remember which springs on rear, I'll see if I can find rear spring Info. Think they were for a 4-door.
Newer Disc spindles & stock Disc brakes.
Actually didn't lower it alot, Engine has Aluminum Heads, Intake, Water Pump & no A/C, so it's much lighter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sway bar cold or warm bend? staleg Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 10-06-2008 10:41 PM
front sway bar 69 chevelle SS Suspension - Brakes - Steering 1 03-28-2004 06:42 PM
Need tire help for Chevelle machgnr General Rodding Tech 10 10-12-2003 08:45 AM
Tire selection and what rim 65 chevelle esears Suspension - Brakes - Steering 0 09-01-2003 08:40 PM
Sway Bar Installation...do it. F-1Rodder Suspension - Brakes - Steering 3 09-19-2002 03:01 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.