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Old 02-20-2004, 08:12 AM
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rims rubbing a arms ?

I have a mustnng 2 front end on a 29 ford. the rims are
rubbing the a arms at the top when i turn right or left
about 3/4 through the turn . will 2inch dropped spindles
help or make things worse .
thanks Bill R. south carolina.

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Sounds to me like you have a wheel back spacing problem. A lot of times people solve a track width problem by using odd ball back spacing on their rims. This could easily cause the rim to rub on the upper control arm. If this is the case, dropped spindles won't help.

Are you sure it's rubbing on the control arm and it's not the tire rubbing on the inside of the fender? Just a thought.

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Old 02-20-2004, 04:44 PM
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I have a full fendered '28 Ford and had a similar problem. I am using a 4"dropped axle. The tires were too wide and the center of the tires was not centered under the fenders. This caused the tires to rub on the fender braces. I solved this by getting rims with a different backspacing and using narrower front tires.

You should check to see where your tires are rubbing. They might be the area you mentioned and/or they might be the fender braces.
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Old 02-22-2004, 05:34 PM
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thanks for the suggestions . The upper a is cutting the
rims when you turn sharp. and you are probably correct
with the back spaceing sure would like to keep the rims though
i may have to change them .someone told me a dropped
spindle would move the upper a away from the rim .
Thankyou for your help
Billy R south carolina
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