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Re: Wheels Rubbing!

I've been told by people in the know, that tire widths are slightly
different between the different manufacturer for the same size tire.  If
your wheels fit but only marginally, this size difference could be enough
to make the difference.

But it does sound like the wheels are questionable for fit though.


At 09:25 PM 6/4/99 -0700, Thomas Barbera wrote:
>I bought a set of MB Motoring MB6  15*7 wheels off of Discount Tire
>Direct several of
>months ago.  I bought them for my '86 4kq.  I was told
>these wheels would fit my car.  It turns out the wheel offset is wrong,
>and they stick out too far.  The tires rub the wheel wells in the rear!
>I rode the car like that for a while because I had no choice, and the
>rubbing went away so I ignored the problem.  Well, I just recently had a
>tire slashed, so I decided to buy a new set of tires, the same size the
>wheels came with.  When I put the new set on, it started rubbing again!
>Why would their computer tell me the wheels fit when they don't?  What
>I do to fix the problem?  I don't want to ruin my new tires!  Would
>cutting some
>of the wheel well work, or will that cause a problem?  Would someone
>to buy my wheels?  I don't know what to do.  Any advice would be
>Thomas B.
>'864kq (rubbing away)