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Old 10-15-2003, 00:57   #1 (permalink)
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rubbing tire

gday just wondering if any of you blokes could help me with a little problem.
i have an xw fairmont with 7-inch 12 slots on the back with 245 eagers and on the drivers side the rear wheels is scraping on the exhaust and inside of the tub (closest to the diff).
is there any simple way to fix this problem??
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p.s i can post a photo if it would help.
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Old 10-15-2003, 02:58   #2 (permalink)
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Re: rubbing tire

the most common reason for tyres rubbing is that they dont properly fit the vehicle that they're on....If the tyres scrap the msot when u are going over speed bumps, bumpy roads or when u have the wheels on full lock then u will msot probably have to et ur wheels arches grinded to compensate for the size of the tyre.

Also, another thing it could be, although unlikely, is that ur suspension is shot... a simple way to test this would be to push down each corner of ur vehicle and see how many times it bounces when u let it go... if they boucne longer than ud expect, it may be that ur suspension needs changing
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Old 10-15-2003, 04:03   #3 (permalink)
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Re: rubbing tire

well i jus bought the car recently and i took the tire off and saw it
it doesnt seem to rub anymore due to the tire being rubbed down although it is still safe and is nothin major but still i'd prefer it fixed
it has lowering blocks and the ride side block (where it rubs) isnt entirely str8
could this be the problem maybe???
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Re: rubbing tire

Get rid of the lowering block's and take it to reputiable suspension shop in your area,but I would have thought 245's on an XW would'nt cause any drama's.
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yea, galaxy is right, sort out ur suspension and all should be ok
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Old 10-16-2003, 00:13   #6 (permalink)
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Re: rubbing tire

sweet will do
i'll just get the leafs reset and
get rid of the lowering blocks so its done properly
thanks for ya help guys
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np... might not have to get rid of the blocks as other aprts could be worked on liek that arches... but yea, jsut see what the garage says
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lol
put the car back on the ground today and relised it wasnt scraping at all....
must ave happened to the previous owner???
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