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    c5 vette rims, tire rubbing?

    I just got some c5 corvette rims put on my car 18'' in the back 17'' in the front. im not sure of the exact measurements but they are off a 2001 vette. the front ones (17's) were pretty bald so i changed them and the backs (18's) had the stock f1's on them which are still in pretty good shape so i used them. Now i think the back right (passenger) tire is rubbing whenever i make a hard left turn. I didnt hear it that well because i had my radio on but theres definetely something going on My question is, shouldnt an 18'' rim with a 275 40zr18 tire fit the back. I put my hand between the back part of the tire and the inner fender well of the car and i cant even get my fingers between it? Could my shock or strut be bad and allowing the tire to move/bounce more than it should?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ggino85 View Post
    I just got some c5 corvette rims put on my car 18'' in the back 17'' in the front. im not sure of the exact measurements but they are off a 2001 vette. the front ones (17's) were pretty bald so i changed them and the backs (18's) had the stock f1's on them which are still in pretty good shape so i used them. Now i think the back right (passenger) tire is rubbing whenever i make a hard left turn. I didnt hear it that well because i had my radio on but theres definetely something going on My question is, shouldnt an 18'' rim with a 275 40zr18 tire fit the back. I put my hand between the back part of the tire and the inner fender well of the car and i cant even get my fingers between it? Could my shock or strut be bad and allowing the tire to move/bounce more than it should?

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    I had the same issue but I had 1.25 spacers. Try rolling the lip on the fender well and see if that helps. All Vettes have rolled wells for that reason. Is the tire hacked up real bad? Should be an easy fix but as far as factory struts go it shouldn't affect the rubbing issue. Another thing you could do is trim the inside of the fender well.

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    It seems to be only rubbing on the inner fender well, you can look in there and see a black scuff where the tire rubs, the tires not hacked up at all, it looks like its rubbing the side of the tire not the actual tread, i think? I barrowed a grinder from my uncle and im gonna try to grind down the spot were its rubbing tomorrow. I'll take some pics tomorrow with the tire off and post them.

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    I am running 18X9.5 rims all the way around with 285X35ZR18 tires with a 52MM offset (stock height vehicle), it is not the rim diameter (17 or 18") or the tires that is the problem. The problem of the rubbing is due to the offset of your rims, especially if they are 56MM like most vette rims.

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    Have you looked at the rear from behind the car to see if the rear is centered? There are some F-Bodies with rears that are off center. This was discussed at Spazapalooza last year. I never knew this. I don't know if you will need an adjustable panhard bar to center the rear if it's off center tho.

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