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lowered the elco and the tires rub terrible

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes' started by jphillips, May 3, 2016.

  1. jphillips

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    I need help guys. I had 3 in drop springs and 98 blazer spindles . It sat too high in the front . So I put 2 inch drop spindles on it. Looks awesome but the tires are touching the inner fenders .when you turn the wheel it hits the fenders.I'm running 16 inch iroc wheels and 225 60 16 tires. What size tires is everyone else using?
     

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    What springs did you install with your 2" drop spindles?
     
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    I kept the 3 inch springs .
     
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    iroc rims came in two different off sets per vehicle. the front rims (yes they are labeled front and rear on the inside spoke) have a 0 offset. while the rears have a 16mm positive off set, meaning they sit in (closer to the frame) 16mm or 5/8". which rims are on the front? if you have a set of "rear" rims, try one on the front. but i'll warn you now, "rear" rims on the front may rub on the tie rods.
     
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    I only have 4 fronts.I'm good with getting rid of the inner fenders. My fear is the fenders themselves getting ruined.
     
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    Maybe you can clearance (aka beat em with a BFH) the inner fenders? Or if ya can find some IROC rear rims to bring em in a bit.
    50 series tires might help.Those 60s look kinda tall. I had 245/50s on the front and 255/50s with Iroc rims on my 80 Z28. But I know they have much larger wheel wells than these G-bodies/
     
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    I don't understand how the car was siting too high with 3" drop springs
     
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    That's what I couldn't figure.the blazer spindles should have not made it any higher. But it was a good inch higher in the front.
     
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    A little update . tonight I ditched the inner fenders. No rub until it turns then it hits,bad.i tried some 15x7 rallies I had. No rub. So there is my answer I guess. Anyone want to buy some iroc wheels?
     
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    For future readers...Tire profile would correct alot of this.
     
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