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Old 12-07-2003, 03:51   #1 (permalink)
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Tyre Rub???

Im about to lower my XA 3 inches at the back. My question is will the top of the tyres rub on the top of the guards with a full load? Ive only got 6 inch wide 12 slotters with 205 rubber under the back.
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Old 12-07-2003, 20:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tyre Rub???

Unless you have a really weird offset i'd say you'd be fine, but the easiest way to tell is to load your car up, get a ruler and slide it up the side of the tyre into the wheel arch untill it hits something.... give yourself 1 1/2" for wheel travel and whatever you have left over is your limit... for that size tyre.

Mind you I run 275's under the back of my XD and have only lipped/lightly pumped the guards and it dumped at least 3" with no problems. And that was with 4 people in the car driving flat out around sandown!
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