Need advice

WhitegurlGbodyjunkie

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Thread starter
Oct 28, 2020
6
1
ATL (Decatur, GA)
Hoping ya'll be able to help us! My people got a 85 SS with 24s already on it. But they rubbin and hard to stop. Whats the best way to fix this problem? Are there shops that do this? We're in ATL and catchin hell tryna find anyone....money is no prob...willin to take it anywhere in GA FL TN AL ....we are basically automotive illiterates.
 

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UC645

G-Body Guru
Apr 20, 2020
576
93
Kittanning, Pa
Lifting the car a little would probably help the rubbing, if the fronts aren’t rubbing when you steer.

As far as not stopping, see if FlynBye still has the LS1 Camaro conversion brackets for front brakes. You’ll either need a dedicated hub, or you’ll need to have your front rotors machines into hubs. For rears, go with LS1 Camaro rears, and don’t forget the proportioning valve for rear disk brakes. You might need to swap out your master cylinder for one off a Camaro but I can’t remember.
 

WhitegurlGbodyjunkie

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Thread starter
Oct 28, 2020
6
1
ATL (Decatur, GA)
Lifting the car a little would probably help the rubbing, if the fronts aren’t rubbing when you steer.

As far as not stopping, see if FlynBye still has the LS1 Camaro conversion brackets for front brakes. You’ll either need a dedicated hub, or you’ll need to have your front rotors machines into hubs. For rears, go with LS1 Camaro rears, and don’t forget the proportioning valve for rear disk brakes. You might need to swap out your master cylinder for one off a Camaro but I can’t remember.
What method of "lifting" do you recommend? Ive been told lifters, spacers, spring adapters, as well as lift kits. No shops around here do any of that that ive been able to find. You said "if the front tires arent rubbing"....does lifting not help when front tires rub?
 

WhitegurlGbodyjunkie

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Thread starter
Oct 28, 2020
6
1
ATL (Decatur, GA)
Lifting the car a little would probably help the rubbing, if the fronts aren’t rubbing when you steer.

As far as not stopping, see if FlynBye still has the LS1 Camaro conversion brackets for front brakes. You’ll either need a dedicated hub, or you’ll need to have your front rotors machines into hubs. For rears, go with LS1 Camaro rears, and don’t forget the proportioning valve for rear disk brakes. You might need to swap out your master cylinder for one off a Camaro but I can’t remember.
What method of "lifting" do you recommend? Ive been told lifters, spacers, spring adapters, as well as lift kits. No shops around here do any of that that ive been able to find. You said "if the front tires arent rubbing"....does lifting not help when front tires rub? I need 24s on an SS for Dummies answer lol
 

scoti

Master Mechanic
Sep 5, 2019
362
93
Texas
What method of "lifting" do you recommend? Ive been told lifters, spacers, spring adapters, as well as lift kits. No shops around here do any of that that ive been able to find. You said "if the front tires arent rubbing"....does lifting not help when front tires rub?
It depends on 'what/where' the actual rubbing occurs.

These cars had a 15x7" wide wheel w/a 26" tall tire. Your current 24" wheel w/a tire is taller & taking up all the extra space. It could be rubbing on the plastic inner fender-well; it could be rubbing @ the wheel opening, or it could be rubbing @ certain points when turning (or any combo of the above when driving).

There are "lift spindles" & spring spacers out there. You have to know what/where the rub is to know your best option.
 

81Regal

Royal Smart Person
Apr 5, 2009
1,496
83
Terril Iowa
Most people here dont run tires over 20" so the smaller tire would be the easiest fix. Lift spings and spindles would be the "best" way to lift, like was mentioned it depends where the tires rub.
 

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