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Missionaryjosh 04-15-2014 07:00 PM

Front Wheel Clearance Question
 
Hey, this is my first post on this forum so hopefully you guys can help me out!
I recently purchased my first mustang, a 98 gt, and I love it. The previous owner did some modifications to the car, including suspension and new wheels and tires. The rear tires a pretty wide but I am not noticing any clearance problems there, the problem is the front. When I turn hard left or hard right i can hear the front tires rubbing on the inner wheel wells. I can see tiny patterns of the tires on the inside wheel well where it is rubbing. The car has been lowered a bit so I think that could be the cause of some of the problem. The tires aren't too bad yet and I really like the rims and tires on the car, and money is always a factor so I would like to keep them. The inner side of both tires are slightly worn but like I said not too bad. I was wondering what solutions you guys had in mind? I was wondering if wheel spacers would work? Any info you guys could give me would be great! Thanks again!

school boy 04-15-2014 07:31 PM

With you mentioning more wear on the inside of the tires, castor camber plates will fix that and maybe the rubbing issue too. You could also have the wrong offset on the front tires causing the rubbing. Also look and see what size the tires are. Take a couple pics of the car and post up!

Missionaryjosh 04-15-2014 08:03 PM

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tires are p245/45 ZR17 89W
The top of the wheel seems like it is ever so slightly leaning in maybe a little negative camber hopefully the pic helps

sv650lex 04-15-2014 09:23 PM

Inner tire wear is usually caused by a toe out condition. It could use an alignment.

school boy 04-16-2014 08:02 PM

I agree with sv650, the way the tire wear looks like a toe out condition. If it were a negative camber, it would be more of a angle wearing across the tire and not just the inner edge only. As for tire size, its fine. Take a pic from the side of the car, this way we can see how low the car is.


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