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Old 07-20-2008, 03:23 AM
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I think I am having problems with my tires rubbing, even though I don't notice any rubbing there is extreme wear on the inside of my front tires (I have narrowed it down to this or piss poor alignment which I am going to get checked on Monday). I am just wondering if 215/45 on 17s would be enough to rub. If it is going to be a problem could I go down to 205s and be ok (even though 205s aren't on the recommended tire size lists).

Also, if anyone could recommend some good tire brands, I am in the market to buy some.
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:40 AM
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Depends on what the offset is. 215s should be ok, if the offset is about right. Really it needs to be within 43-53 depending on width.

But a suspect wheel alignment would also cause huge amounts of trouble with tyrewear, so it's a good idea to get that checked.
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had to delete this(beeerrrr) but just read this to see about an aliment

http://www.c-speedracing.com/howto/a.../alignment.php
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:16 AM
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i also have 215/45/17 tires...before i had 205/40/17, and when i lowered it, in about a year the inside of all my tires were worn out...this is due to negative camber...getting an alignment will not really help anything...they will tell you the same thing, and then tell you they can not make any adjustments to the camber without you getting a camber kit installed first...(ludes do not have camber adjustments)
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:07 PM
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the spc balljoints (camber kit) seem pretty solid... I put them on all 4 corners when I overhauled the Lude... seems I paid about $375 for all 4 on ebay... be sure to get a ball joint style... not one of those bolt looking jobs...

edit: paid $327

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the spc balljoints (camber kit) seem pretty solid... I put them on all 4 corners when I overhauled the Lude... seems I paid about $375 for all 4 on ebay... be sure to get a ball joint style... not one of those bolt looking jobs...
Not sure what you mean by getting a camber kit with bolt looking things...I plan to get the Sprint camber kit(andysautosport.com)...SPC is just a bit too much for me to pay for right now...You think those would work well???
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^didn't really know how to say it.. this style just below will get knocked out of alignment much easier than the balljoint style..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1992-...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ingal...spagenameZWDVW

I think these look a little better (don't know why the first ones are so cheap...appears to be a typically $140 kit):
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/INGAL...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ingal...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/INGAL...spagenameZWDVW

I bought these from these same guys... worked out great
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPC-F...spagenameZWD1V

The sprint kit might be okay, but I'm glad I sprung for the spc kit... the progress kit on that site looks nice.

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^didn't really know how to say it.. this style just below will get knocked out of alignment much easier than the balljoint style..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1992-...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ingal...spagenameZWDVW

I think these look a little better (don't know why the first ones are so cheap):
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/INGAL...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ingal...spagenameZWDVW
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/INGAL...spagenameZWDVW

I bought these from these same guys... worked out great
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SPC-F...spagenameZWD1V

The sprint kit might be okay, but I'm glad I sprung for the spc kit... the progress kit on that site looks nice.
yeah, i may still go for the sprint ones...but the ones you got look good too...
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:19 PM
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If you do, let us know how they workout... there aren't enough people posting experiences online about such things...

good luck with it.
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I used the camber adjustable ball joints from advanced auto made by northstar. they were $50 each and are very good quality. I've read somewhere that the nut hits the shock tower on big bumps on the 4th gens. and I think mine does :0
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^ Yeah, I've heard those stories :) that's why I went with spc... of course lowered just 1.7" I prob would have been fine with a cheaper solution, but I tried to just get all parts that I thought I could trust when I did my swap.
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