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Bilstein shocks+eibach pro springs=tire rub!

This is a discussion on Bilstein shocks+eibach pro springs=tire rub! within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; My 02 z28 rubs (minimal) in the rear after replacing the shocks/springs. The drop was only suppose to be 1-1.5" ...

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    Bilstein shocks+eibach pro springs=tire rub!

    My 02 z28 rubs (minimal) in the rear after replacing the shocks/springs. The drop was only suppose to be 1-1.5" but it was obviously too much for my wheels/tires. I'm fairly ignorant when it comes to suspension, but will a spring spacer solve this problem?
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    Pacesetter headers-Flowmaster 40-3.23-CME-Bilstein shocks/Eibach pro springs-SLP Lid-K&N-ram air-Centerline 17"

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    Eibachs are notorious for sacking but, yours are new so that shouldn't be the issue.
    If you don't have stock wheels and tires on her, your running in dark water.
    They should work with the stock stuff.
    Measure your fender height from the ground for each side.
    They should be within a 1/4 inch of each other
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    It's my wheel offset, the tires are only 275's, I had 295's on my 97 without any issues. Fender height is identical on both sides. I was wondering if there was a solution without changing my wheels. I've seen these "spring spacers", but I did not know the reputation of them. I figured a 2.5" spacer would be more than enough for my clearance.

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    After a little reading/research, I've decided to try and get my fenders rolled by a body shop, I'll post results thursday

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    Hopefully they have experience with doing this. If they don't take their time, use the proper amount of heat, and finesse it just right, you're going to notice on the outside of your quarter-panel.

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    I'm not too worried about paint, it's been needing a paint job. The shop seemed to have a legitmate portfolio. I'll post new pics of the finished work and my chewed up tires

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    Good luck, that's the sexy way of getting clearance if possible.

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    subbing for rolled fender pics

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    tire rub sux. I have the same setup but with no issues. I do have to watch the speed bumps. Did you buy them together as a kit? some places tune the setup to work for your car

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    Imperfections are not from the body shop. This is what your car looks like when you don't have a garage. Probably about 6 separate door dings all on passenger side. Waiting til I have proper storage before I do any body work..








    My lesson learned:



    Overall results are a much better ride. No more chewed up tires! Definately recommend this being done for anybody who is having clearance issues.
    Last edited by arock24; 09-21-2011 at 02:32 PM.

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