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This is a discussion on Tire problems within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; I just bought new tires for the T/A. The ones on the back are 305/30/18 Nitto Drag Radials and I ...

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    I just bought new tires for the T/A. The ones on the back are 305/30/18 Nitto Drag Radials and I am noticing now that when I turn to the left or right I can hear them rub the wheel well. Should I get narrower tires, or would it be more feasible to grind down the fiberglass in the wheel wells? The tires are not too tall, just a little bit too wide.

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    have you considered wheel spacers?

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    what size wheels do you have those mounted on?

    You probably have to do the bfh mod. I ran my hand around the inside of the tire and found where it was closest. Then hammered it back at those locations and sprayed on some new rubberized undercoating in the wheel well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvbroham1 View Post
    have you considered wheel spacers?
    Where can I get them? I only need maybe an extra 1/4 of an inch

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    Try Summit

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    Thanks for the help

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    for the rear of the car you will have to pull the clips and remove the axles... PITA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    for the rear of the car you will have to pull the clips and remove the axles... PITA...
    For a spacer?

    Not if you get a hubcentric one.


    Mine are similiar to that for the ProStars.
    Although I do have much longer than stock ARP studs on my car.
    Last edited by Mr. Luos; 09-29-2008 at 11:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    for the rear of the car you will have to pull the clips and remove the axles... PITA...
    I got spacers and new longer studs and the problem is fixed. Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    For a spacer?

    Not if you get a hubcentric one.
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    Mine are similiar to that for the ProStars.
    Although I do have much longer than stock ARP studs on my car.
    still have to remove the axles to get the new studs in... i got .375" spacers that i never put on cause im to lazy to pull my axles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    still have to remove the axles to get the new studs in... i got .375" spacers that i never put on cause im to lazy to pull my axles...
    Remove the wheel speed sensor...makes life much easier.
    They are changeable without removing the axle.

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