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I just purchased a set of wheels and cant put them on due to suspension problems. I have an 85 Cutlass supreme and im putting some new shoe's on her. The problem is the rear rims are 10" wide and offset so they stick out a little and im gonna get some rub. I need her to arch her *** a little to get the tires to not hit the fender trim. Anyone have some suggestions on shock's i could up on here to lift the rear a little?

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Rears are 295/60 14's
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I had a 80 Monte that I ran a wide wheel on. To lift the rear slightly I put on G-body wagon springs, rode quite well.
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Search out "spring spacers" on Ebay, there are a bunch reasonably priced. You want a solid type spacer to fit between the spring and the spring seat. Or replace the rear springs with Wagon or El Camino models, or Moog "Cargo Coil" springs.

Air shocks suck for performance or handling, avoid them.

Air Lift bags that fit inside the springs are a good alternative, you see them a lot at the Drag strip in factory 4-link rear suspension cars like yours.
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I just purchased a set of wheels and cant put them on due to suspension problems.
No, you can't put them on because you bought wheels with the wrong offset. Get the correct wheels. That's the right solution.
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I just purchased a set of wheels and cant put them on due to suspension problems. I have an 85 Cutlass supreme and im putting some new shoe's on her. The problem is the rear rims are 10" wide and offset so they stick out a little and im gonna get some rub. I need her to arch her *** a little to get the tires to not hit the fender trim. Anyone have some suggestions on shock's i could up on here to lift the rear a little?
You can use 8" wide wheels and get more tire on them than will fit in the fenderwells, so why 10" rims in the first place? I agree- you have the wrong wheels to begin with.
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