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big tire quandry

This is a discussion on big tire quandry within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; so when putting my 17x11's on my t/a oh so long ago, ihad to cut my bump stops off. has ...

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    big tire quandry

    so when putting my 17x11's on my t/a oh so long ago, ihad to cut my bump stops off. has anyone else had to do this? i also wanted to lower my car about 1 in but now when i think about it, my tires/rims are way too big to accomodate for the springs. anyone else have this problem or is my car retarded?

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    i think if you roll the little lip on the fender and just grind the small lip on the bump stop you should be in good shape. 1 inch isnt much. so are your bump stops completely gone or just smaller?

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    unfortunately they are completely gone. but, i dont ever carry a heavy load in the back or anywhere for that matter. no passengers are allowed in the backseat so the back end should never bottom out. it just worries me and id like to lower it just a bit. people have told me its because i have the wrong offset on my rims.

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    i don't have issues... i did cut only 1/2 of my bumpstops, though.
    I needed to massage the inner fender w/ a BFH.... as for the fender lip, i rolled it slightly inwards... but did not flare.... and I race with it... in the front... not much was done to fit the wide ones.
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