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Re: Rubbing fenders on a 5k...

On Tue, 22 Apr 1997, Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:

> >For example, fender clearance is particularly tight for the 5k series and made
> >worse by lowering the car (which increases the track dimensions).
> I disagree ... unless you move the suspension mounting points, lowering the

I agree...  with Jeff.

> car simply moves the static ride height to a different position on the
> camber curve for that wheel.  If the tire's going to rub, then it will rub
> whenever it reaches that point on camber curve no matter what the static
> ride height of the car is ... I should also point out that tire flex varies
> by wheel diameter/tire width/section height and this does affect how much
> clearance you need to allow.  I've got 8x17s on my 200q, didn't do ANY
> bodywork whatsoever and they don't rub anywhere with 215/45-17 BFG Comp TAs...

Yep, I have 245/45-16 on the front of my 5KCSTQ and 225/50-16 on the back 
w/ no rubbing whatsoever.   I do have 1.5deg of neg camber in the rear 
though.  :-)

Graydon D. Stuckey 
'86 5KCSTQ - Lotsa Go-fast Toys!
'89 T-bird - Lotsa Look-Good Toys!  (don't need any more Go-fast toys!)
'85 RX7    - pooooooor baby, No Toys!  :-(