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    1981 Camaro Tire Rub!

    This camaro has some pretty big tires on the back of it & the rear quarters are rubbing into the tire. Passenger is so bad the gouges look either 1/8 or 1/4" DEEP...

    What is the best thing for me to do without having to take the tires off? The car looks great, But I just can't hit a small bump in it!

    Thanks for any suggestions. Leaf's in the back, just an FYI

    Thanks again!
    Ryan

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    only real opitons are a cheap back spacing and replace wheels with proper back spacing. or narrower rim. other not so good ideas is they used to make a lift shackles to get a rake to run bug tires or air shocks
    as a side note i have gm ralleys that would go on there real nice with a slightly narrower tread with
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    Either air shock's or coil over shock's but with coil overs you will have to get the right spring's to hold the weight :!:










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    You might be able to roll the inner fender lip enough to clear. Can you post a closeup pic of the fender? (with car on the ground) Rolling the lip may only be a short term bandaid but at least you might stop the tire knifing. As stated in the above replies, more 'up', or more ''in' are the REAL answers.
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    Check the spacing on the backside of the tire. If there is alot of spacing then the correct rims would be the best method to fix it. All the other methods would just be bandaids. JMO.

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    Be carefull with the spring shackles on the back.It can cause funny handling at high speeds.FYI.

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    EXTENDED shackles;
    Back in high school I had a '56 Ford Fairlane. HAD to have that California look so I built a pair of 10" shackles and got the BIG rake stance. Talk about ill handling :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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    but if he uses 1-2 inch max shouldnt be too bad
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    no lift shacles tho
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