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pearldrum 10-09-2003 03:54 PM

BBS wheel rubbing?
I just put some BBS wheels on my car, they are 15', just like my old cookies. The drivers side front wheel rubbed when I went over a fairly small bump earlier. I was looking at it and the driver's side fender is right above the wheel, where as the passenger side fender has about 2 inches of clearance. I've never noticed this before with my other wheels and am wondering if something could have made it sit lower today after putting them on. I took them off of an'84 which there was no rubbing.

TCMdocs944 10-09-2003 04:00 PM

Bent control arm with jackstand? (hope not)

Tire of a different brand or wear?

Any other fixes "while you were in there"

I checked your "days of driving" pics...Is your rear ride height lower than the front? Seems the rear wheel is swallowed up by the well?

pearldrum 10-09-2003 04:07 PM

ok, the wheels are 16', tires are same brand and wear. I'll have to check the suspension parts tommorow. This is all I did on my car today.

Yeah, the cookies in the rear seemed to go in pretty far, but not up. I need to update that, the picture I'm almost sure you are talking about was when the car was sitting on a hill and the tires were up pretty high.

scheistermeiste 10-09-2003 04:14 PM

try jacking the low side up again. the other day when i had my car on stands and let it back down one side of wheels sorta 'tucked' under the car. when i jacked the car back up on the low side they just sorta 'popped' back out.

pearldrum 10-09-2003 04:40 PM

Yeah i just tried that, didn't help. Then I tried pushing on the front...yeah...I think the struts went out. I don't know how, but when pushing on the front of the car it's really easy to get it to go down...does it sound like the struts went out? I could swear it didn't do it this much before the new wheels...

Nabeel 10-09-2003 08:30 PM

Are these Carl's old wheels? I really doubt its the wheels. I drove his car pretty hard when I test drove it, and I felt no rubbing, but then again that car had the sport suspension and very little body roll. I was gonna suggest the same thing sheister did, but looks like you've already done that...

pearldrum 10-10-2003 06:32 AM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the front suspension. Looks like I'll be replacing it soon...

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