Results 1 to 10 of 10

Front Strut Clearence?

This is a discussion on Front Strut Clearence? within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; On another GTO web site someone tore the front tire up on the inside because the tire was in contact ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    western mass
    Posts
    15

    black
    2005 gto

    Front Strut Clearence?

    On another GTO web site someone tore the front tire up on the inside because the tire was in contact with the strut.I put my 05 gto on the lift and measured distance from tire to strut i got a quater inch on the left and right side? What is the acceptable clearence ? Iasked same question but no one answered/ I think this is a more technical group, how about it?

  2. #2
    txcosmos
    Guest
    I don't know what the "acceptable" clearance is supposed to be, but if the tires aint rubbin', then you should be OK.

    Mine rubbed a little bit, not enough to tear up the tire. Easy fix: when you replace tires, go one size narrower in the front. You will have all the room you need.

  3. #3
    yellowscremr
    Guest

    Strut Rub.............

    17,000 on mine and the front tires are bald on the inside edge. Dealer did alignment, and replaced tie rod ends. Working to get 2 tires from them. Details to follow.........

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    western mass
    Posts
    15

    black
    2005 gto

    was the tire wear due to rubbing the strut or wheels out of alignment, or both?

  5. #5
    yellowscremr
    Guest
    tire rub on the strut

  6. #6
    yellowscremr
    Guest

    photos

    they say pics say a thousand words.......

  7. #7
    Grand Imperial Wizard Sarge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Texas Department of Corrections
    Posts
    18,129
    Retired Outlaw Sum Bitch

    Pontiac gave me two brand new 235 size (versus the 245's) Yoko's for the front....they also aligned it with a tad more positive camber....
    This is my signature. It is mine. Nobody else has one like it.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    western mass
    Posts
    15

    black
    2005 gto

    a friend of mine just bot 06 gto with 18 in. we put it on my lift and he has a lot of clearence about inch and a half but his strut looks smaller i wonder if they changed them? Also i brough my 05 in to dealer for my free oil change and tire rotation i mentioned i had a sligh howl in my rear end at 46 mph they said there is a bullitin on this , so they ordered me a new diff. they are on 3 wk. back order. must be a lot of b. o.

  9. #9
    yellowscremr
    Guest
    thanks for the info. I'm waiting for their response. It's been over a week now. I need new tires. They rotated the tires last Sept. with my state inspection, and all 4 look the same.................someone owe me some rubber.........

  10. #10
    yellowscremr
    Guest

    The Latest..............

    OK, guys here's the latest............after a half dozen calls and 2 visits. I just was told "GM WILL REPLACE YOUR TIRES (4) and do another front end alignment, with NEW specs.............................MY CHOICE OF TIRES!!!!

    I ask him for the specs on the alignment..................when I get I'll post.

    Guys keep bugging them..........MAKE THEM FIX IT!!!!!!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Changing front strut mounts
    By PatrizioD in forum GTO
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-21-2009, 06:36 AM
  2. Question: How can I get to front top strut bolts
    By strikezilla in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-20-2008, 04:27 PM
  3. Mini-emergency...Looking for a front strut
    By Mr. Luos in forum Rocky Mountain Members
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-12-2007, 06:47 AM
  4. WTB: front strut upper spring perch
    By up2nuthingud in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-26-2007, 05:14 PM
  5. Front strut install
    By ZandSS in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-19-2006, 12:59 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •