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Old 04-25-2003, 06:10 AM
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Post 66 Stang, rubbing?

Just got the car running and took her out on the road... couple issues.
1) Seems like tires may be rubbing wheelwell in the rear end when I turn. Would new leaf springs correct this or should I be looking at something else. Rear tires are 255x60x15. These should fit fine, so I don't know what the problem could be.
2) Front of front left tire seems to be a lot closer to the fender than the right side. Is this most likely attributed to a poorly installed fender? Or is there a chance that somehow spacing is off on something? Fron tires are 235x60x15.

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A 255-60 series is a really big tire for the early Mustangs. Is the tire inside the wheelwell being rubbed on the sidewall or is it sticking out beneath the wheel opening lip being rubbed on the tread? You may have to install a rear roll bar or, easier, slow it down on the corners.
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Well, I wasn't going more than 15 MPH (I was turning around in a cul-de-sac) when i heard it. Very new to all this... what's a rear roll bar, is it easy to instal and what will it run me??

The guy at th local mustang store said I could go as wide as 255x60 with no problem... ***** that he is.

I couldn't tell exactly where is was rubbing and the tires (and rims) are brand new.
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But the tire is sticking out of both wheel-wells ever so slightly.
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You should see the pattern on the tire where it's rubbing, but I always had to roll the inner fender lip to get them from rubbing on fat meats. On the front ,I'd take some measurements, It shouldn't be noticeably different. Over the years it could have been smacked in the front corner tweaking it over to one side. I had a car like that and only after walking around it and taking some measurements did I find that it had been whacked on one side and just had the fender replaced and painted. I was told later that her mom had slid it into the wood pile at the side of the drive one icy day.
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Spoke to the tire CO... they are actualy gonna let me do an even swap for some 235x60x15. Hopefully this will take care of my problem.
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I think that is still to big a tire for the car unless you just like to hydroplane!!!

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Car is a weekend driver that won't be used unless it's sunny and dry. No racing or track play.... just a hobby car.
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