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Old 11-09-2003, 01:32 PM
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will longer shocks help me

I just installed a set of new rims on my 1979 camaro. everything seemed to be okay until i had a couple of passengers in my vehicle. the tire began to rub on the fenderwell. At first i thought it was just bad shocks but i installed a brand new set and i still have the problem. Im thinking that a longer set of shocks would help but im not sure how much longer is optimal. i have about an inch clearance between the outside edge of the fenderwell and the top of the tire.

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Your rims have to much offset. Longer shocks won't do a thing. You either need to stiffen up your springs, get wheels that fit inside the wheelwells or keep your "fatass" friends out of your car.
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Poncho is right. They are "Shock Absorbers". This means that they absorb the shocks or bumps. Unless they are "coil over" shocks, they don't support the car, just slow down the bumps.

You need to either get heavier springs, lighter friends or a pick-up truck.
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well i kind of want to keep the offset where it is so i guess now im looking at installing a new set of leaf springs. which leaf springs do i want? or will a bolt on helper work?

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Old 11-10-2003, 12:35 AM
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Another option is to add air shocks. Then you could simply add air when you planned to carry a load and then remove air to retain ride height. Remember though air shocks need to have around 30 lb. of pressure minimum at all times to work properly and not rupture prematurely!
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