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WhitegurlGbodyjunkie

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Oct 28, 2020
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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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carnutjw

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pagrunt

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Before getting into parts needed, what is the overall diameter of the tire? Our cars came stock with a 26" (+/- .05") diameter tire regardless of the wheel diameter. With a good to/close to stock suspension height you could run up to a 28" diameter tire. Next is how wide is the wheel? Too wide will cause issues too. Stock width is like 6" for a 14" wheel, 7" for a 15". Guys have gone wider but the tire overall diameter affects how wide to go with out rubbing. 8" wide is doable, 10" would most likely too wide for your choice of wheels. Another factor will be the wheel back spacing or thickness of spacers/adapters used. Too much or too little will also cause rubbing. Try a little math with what's on the car now to see if the wheel/tire combo comes close to the stock numbers then try to correct from there. It could be fixed from justing that. If the combo is close then it might be just the need for new springs to bring the car back to the stock ride height. The last step would be lifting the car unless the plan is to go donk style with the car. Being the ATL there should be plenty of shops to find the parts needed to correctly lift the car.
 

carnutjw

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Before getting into parts needed, what is the overall diameter of the tire? Our cars came stock with a 26" (+/- .05") diameter tire regardless of the wheel diameter. With a good to/close to stock suspension height you could run up to a 28" diameter tire. Next is how wide is the wheel? Too wide will cause issues too. Stock width is like 6" for a 14" wheel, 7" for a 15". Guys have gone wider but the tire overall diameter affects how wide to go with out rubbing. 8" wide is doable, 10" would most likely too wide for your choice of wheels. Another factor will be the wheel back spacing or thickness of spacers/adapters used. Too much or too little will also cause rubbing. Try a little math with what's on the car now to see if the wheel/tire combo comes close to the stock numbers then try to correct from there. It could be fixed from justing that. If the combo is close then it might be just the need for new springs to bring the car back to the stock ride height. The last step would be lifting the car unless the plan is to go donk style with the car. Being the ATL there should be plenty of shops to find the parts needed to correctly lift the car.
Maybe TURNA might have some suggestions for tall springs??? 🙂
 

fleming442

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With that big of a wheel, rubbing is going to be a fact of life. You flat just can't turn as tight as what the car was designed for. Even if you lift it, it'll probably still hit something at some point in the suspension travel or turning radius.
 
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64nailhead

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Everyone has hit on the rubbing issue -find out what's rubbing EXACTLY, and then a resolution can be determined. Regarding the brakes, you mentioned money wasn't a concern, so here you go :


These things will stop a big wheel. Seen a set of these 14" brakes in action with a set of 22's in pickup with an LSA blower on it - they work, and boy oh boy will your pocketbook know it.
 

Macguyver

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Pretty simple fix...
1. The O.D. of the wheel tire combo is too tall and wide for the current ride height. Either cut the car out of the way of the tires or raise it.
2. The stock brakes are too small. Go to 14" with a 6 piston caliper.

We have the parts you need if you feel you need to stop and turn.
 

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