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Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 05:09 AM
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My front tires are rubbing the through rods on the front end when I turn hard. I have 4x2 1/2 arms. The tires are 30x9.5. And the wheel are 6" wide.

It only rubs on very hard turns but made a little groove in my new tires.

I was thinking about going to 235/75r15. It shows them on treadwright as 9.1 inches wide and my 30x9.5 are showing 9.4 wide.

Think that will be enough? I dont want to go too much smaller?

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance. This website has been a great help on all of my projects!

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How about the wheel width? That seems pretty wide for fronts- might also be part of your problem. If you're stuck on the width though, a different offset would help also. Of course, leave it to me to point out the most expensive option!


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I am not set on the width. I just dont to go go any smaller tire diameter.

I wouldnt mind finding a nice set of aluminum wheels. Maybe I can check some prices of 15x5 wheels.

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I think that ther is a screw or 2 on the steering box were you can set your end stops. look for end stops that you can adjust. My car is no longer stock so I'm not sure any more.


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If anybody else had a similar problem I found 3/8 inch wheel spacers on ebay. They were only $12 each and did the trick.

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