Ride Height Question

Rgpmalibu

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This is also something I never would have thought about. I did trim the corner of the bottom where it turns under the car. I took a small triangle off hoping it would fix the issue of the front of the tire catching it, but it still does. That lower part of the fender up front is pretty floppy.
 

64nailhead

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Rgpmalibu

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So I went to Discount today. The guy that works there (he's been there for as long as I've been buying tires there) said that he thinks 225/55r16's will work. He's going to order them (I didn't have to pay up front) and when they come in, he's going to put them on and check for the fit. If the 55's still rub, we'll take them off and go for the 50's. He's also giving me $50 off per tire in trade for the 60's, which is cool because I bought them last September. They don't have 50 miles on them, but because I bought them so long ago, and that I don'thave a working odometer, he can't refund the entire cost, which i totally understand, but it's still nice to get $100 off. Can't wait to see if this works - i think it will. I feel like Discount is doing me right, because it was my screw up. I would like to thank you all for your input on my latest of many obstacles on this project. Cheers!
 

565bbchevy

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That lower part of the fender up front is pretty floppy.
I know some Gbody's have a bracket or brace that holds the lower part of the fender and pushes it out more and supports it, if there is not one there I would probably fabricate something to hold it if looks like this is the issue before buying new front tires
 

Rgpmalibu

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The problem is also that the are rubbing on the inside too. I'm going to give the tire thing a shot and see how it works out. I don't mind the money part so much, I just want it to be right so I can move forward and jump the next hurdle.
 

Rgpmalibu

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I just put the 55's on and no rub! Looks pretty good to. I think I might be able to bring the front back down a little bit.

Actually, looking at the picture I think the ride height looks good. I don't know - it looks different in person than in the photo.

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