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Old 03-14-2002, 06:29 PM
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Question tires rubbing

hello all,,,,
i have a 53 buick special that has been subframed with a 2nd gen camaro subframe...im having a problem with the tires rubbing....i got a pair of olds toronado rims on it which have alot of backspacing ..and its drivable until i get into a parking spot...ive been looking at ways to narrow my wheelbase and the only thing ive found so far is FATMANS narrowed a arms...but this will only narrow it 2 inches total,,1 inch per side...is there a better solution to my problem that would give me more tire to fender clearence???
thanks,,,,,kev........
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When faced with a car that has a sub frame installed that is clearly too wide, your choices are pretty limited. The narrowed "A" arms will help but your only real option is a set of aftermarket rims with enough backspacing to get the wheels in the proper location.

Good luck.
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I agree with center line. Figure out the back spacing and have the wheels made.The narrow a-frames from the overweight guy just screw up a whole bunch of other stuff(like rollcenters,caster and camber gain,bumpsteer) Now from exp i have done a few 53-54 chevys.Do you think its the same width(body wise) I really dont know(i guess i should) Did they put a front steer clip or rear steer clip on?? Front steer the steering box is up by the bumper brackets the rear steer is close to the firewall behind the front tire.??? (2nd should be up front)

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i forgot to mention that it has a front steer setup...ill have to pull off the wheel and find out what backspacing i have right now......i know theres about 1 1\2 inches between the rim and the (steering arm?).....as for backspaced rims....i want to keep hubcaps on this car...so i would like to get smoothie rims....any suggestions on who can make these with the backspacing i need?
thanks alot for all your help!!! kev
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