1981 Camaro Tire Rub!

Old 01-15-2011, 10:25 AM
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Default 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!
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:46 AM
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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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Old 01-15-2011, 02:35 PM
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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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Old 01-15-2011, 04:22 PM
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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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Old 01-15-2011, 04:25 PM
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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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Old 01-16-2011, 12:46 AM
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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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Old 01-16-2011, 09:29 AM
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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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Old 01-16-2011, 10:51 AM
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but if he uses 1-2 inch max shouldnt be too bad
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:03 AM
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http://www.jcwhitney.com/car/suspens...uestid=7650278
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:11 AM
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no lift shacles tho
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