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Old 05-08-2011, 02:38 PM
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the tires, on those wheels, are just too wide for the wheel opening

if you got different offset wheels (more backspacing) you would be able to run that width, or maybe even wider tires.

but you can only do that, if there is more room on the inside, between the tires/wheels you have now and the inner fender/frame.

unless you make the susp. so stiff, that it doesn't move up and down, they are still going to rub----period!
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meng,First let me say the tires are to big for this car.This is the factory tire size.Now remember this was the 60's with bias ply tire no radial tires.6.95x14.In today world this is equal to 185/75/r14.Now next the rear springs are "NO GOOD".New shocks will not help the ride height.I'll bet the previouse builder put in shorter springs in the front.Or he cut the stock ones down.Are the front tires also 15" or 14"?? Looking at them I'll bet there 14"You will need new rear springs,shackel bushings.Front springs will also need to be replacedalong with control arm bushings.I'll also bet all the front bushings are no good too.Now please don't take this the wrong way,but this car looks like a "PAINT IT AND PUSH IT OUT THE DOOR".I feel sorry for you cause you'll need do to some seriouse work to get the car rite.If you put air shocks in the rear,all its going to do is ride like a truck.You'll need to keep at least a 100psi in the shocks.I will also bet the car steer's funny on the road too.With the back jacked up like it is,the caster angle is way negative.I wish you luck with this car.
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If you have a Galaxy axle it is too wide. If your tires hit the body you need a different offset of wheel or narrowed rear end no matter how weak the springs are.
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meng,First let me say the tires are to big for this car.This is the factory tire size.Now remember this was the 60's with bias ply tire no radial tires.6.95x14.In today world this is equal to 185/75/r14.Now next the rear springs are "NO GOOD".New shocks will not help the ride height.I'll bet the previouse builder put in shorter springs in the front.Or he cut the stock ones down.Are the front tires also 15" or 14"?? Looking at them I'll bet there 14"You will need new rear springs,shackel bushings.Front springs will also need to be replacedalong with control arm bushings.I'll also bet all the front bushings are no good too.Now please don't take this the wrong way,but this car looks like a "PAINT IT AND PUSH IT OUT THE DOOR".I feel sorry for you cause you'll need do to some seriouse work to get the car rite.If you put air shocks in the rear,all its going to do is ride like a truck.You'll need to keep at least a 100psi in the shocks.I will also bet the car steer's funny on the road too.With the back jacked up like it is,the caster angle is way negative.I wish you luck with this car.
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yes i do agree with you that this car was painted to sell because these suspensions are not the only problems im dealing with right now... both set of tires front and back are 15'' just that the back sets are wider... and the car does steer funny, a little turn on the steering wheel and feel like the car is about to loose balance or control when i first drove it, but i got used to it even though its not good... so to make this clear you're suggesting to get

front: suspension springs and control arm bushings
back: suspension springs and shackel bushing?

if you dont mind you can show me picture of exactly each products because if i was to research or look for it i wouldnt know what the heck im looking at or will be buying...
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If you have a Galaxy axle it is too wide. If your tires hit the body you need a different offset of wheel or narrowed rear end no matter how weak the springs are.

thanks i will look into that ...
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Start here.This site looks good. http://www.falconclub.com/
Then go over to links page.I'm surprised 15"tires so wide in the back even fit.Also if this car started life as a 6cylinder engine car,then suspension was very lite from the factory.6cylinder cars generally had 13" tires.Again good luck with this project.
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Start here.This site looks good. http://www.falconclub.com/
Then go over to links page.I'm surprised 15"tires so wide in the back even fit.Also if this car started life as a 6cylinder engine car,then suspension was very lite from the factory.6cylinder cars generally had 13" tires.Again good luck with this project.
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thanks for the info and tips i will need that luck
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