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Old 07-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Got Rims with tires already on them, now it looks like a flippin dragster. Anyways theres 3 inch clearance in the rear and when i go over a speed bump or make a moderate turn they rub against my rear quarter panel.

Is there a redneck way of stiffening up the rear suspension ?
ps will post some pics after waxing the rims/ tires
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what size rims and tires did you go with?
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225 70 15 in the rear, 215 65 15 front (front is normal size)
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You have options.

Cheep way would be to get spring helpers from your local parts store. Though that would not be the correct fix.

You could replace your factory shocks with after market air shocks and set the hardness to your needs with the air PSI

You could also buy heaver duty rear springs

If you wanted to spend some money and really help your car out would be to find a suspension off of a wrecked 1996 or newer Bonneville that has the factory installed FE2 suspension

How many miles on the car again?

You probably have a big speaker box in your trunk to right?
If you do think about spending even more money on higher end sound equipment.
High quality sound doesn't always have to be heavy!


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I might just get smaller tires i got a 215 65 15 spare in my garage so i might just buy another oneand have all 4 the same size ( but damn it looks bad *** with the wider tires in the back )

And no i dont have a boom box in my trunk, i like to keep it empty, just in case
i got 6x9 kickers that do the job quite nicely

btw pics will come in soon got to take her for a wash again (damn rain)
miles => 182000

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