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TType85

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I just bought back my old T-Type and the previous owner put on the following:
Ridetech Tru-Turn system
Ridetech coil overs
Ridetech muscle bar
baer ss4 front brakes
4x GTA front wheels, front tires are 245's I think.

It handles great and rides much better than I though it would. The problem I am having is the passenger front tire will rub going through dips. I think this is partially because the Baer brakes push the track width out .400. Can the inner fender be rolled like you would do the back or would I just need to raise the car up a bit. I have body bushing to do which may raise the body a little.

Pic of how the car sits, right now you can fit about 1 finger between the tire and wheel well.
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1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
Sadly the front fender can’t be rolled. To make more room the GNX style fender extensions (fender cut out pockets, not the fender flares) are the only option other than a large hammer.
 

pacecarta

LOGGED OUT
Staff member
GNSperformance had the rick hunt built GNX fender clearance kits but has shown discontinued for a while now
you could slice the inner fender and push it up and roll the lip edge
with the offset of the brake package you may even be able to run GTA rear rims on the front which will move the tire in
 

turbojay

Active Member
You need shorter tires upfront. I had the same issues after installing the Ridetech system on my car. I tried adjusting the coilover in that corner as much as I could and the tire still rubbed. The GTA front tires are probably 25-26" tall and you need to run tires that are under 24". My current front tires are right at 24" and they do not rub at all but I couldn't find any low profile tires that fit my old 17" wheels so I upgraded to 18" GNX replicas.
 

Turbo6inKY

Short Guy
How bad is it? This bad?
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Passenger side only on my car. Similar suspension to your Ridetech setup. I ended up cutting that section out and making a new panel to cover the hole that was concave enough to clear the tire.
 

Hotfoot

Active Member
GNSperformance had the rick hunt built GNX fender clearance kits but has shown discontinued for a while now
you could slice the inner fender and push it up and roll the lip edge
with the offset of the brake package you may even be able to run GTA rear rims on the front which will move the tire in
Talked to Rick H a few weeks ago and he said he made a few sets just need to ask scot at GNS
 

TType85

Well-Known Member
Thanks for all the responses I will pull the tire and look closer, hopefully it's not as bad as Turbo6InKy's but I think the solution will be to clearance the area. I will have to try and get in contact with GNS to see if they have any sets, the site shows it discontinued.
 

Rosey1968

Active Member
I have the same Ridetech set up but with 18” x 9” on the front and the passenger on rubs on full lock out only and just a little... never during normal driving. I have C4 g-body spindles and c4 brakes which barely push out the wheel.

Be sure to check all the body bushing, if just one on that side is bad that could make the problem worse. also make sure the alignment specs are correct... camber especially.

good luck.
 

TType85

Well-Known Member
I really think it is the baer brakes widening the track width nearly 1/2 inch that is the cause. Once I get a chance to get under I will have to look at the body bushings. I have a full set, just not the motivation to put them in :)
 

Turbo6inKY

Short Guy
I really think it is the baer brakes widening the track width nearly 1/2 inch that is the cause. Once I get a chance to get under I will have to look at the body bushings. I have a full set, just not the motivation to put them in :)

It's probably the car is set too low.

I ran the Wilwood 2508 brake kit for years, and it widened the front track by half an inch, with those exact wheels and tire size. No issues running 5660 Moog springs in the stock locations.

My rubbing was using a 9.5" wide rim and 275/35R18s. You have the trick coilovers. Raise the car half an inch and be done with it.
 

TType85

Well-Known Member
It's probably the car is set too low.

I ran the Wilwood 2508 brake kit for years, and it widened the front track by half an inch, with those exact wheels and tire size. No issues running 5660 Moog springs in the stock locations.

My rubbing was using a 9.5" wide rim and 275/35R18s. You have the trick coilovers. Raise the car half an inch and be done with it.

That is probably the easiest thing to try. I just need to read the instructions on how to adjust them correctly; first car i've had coil-overs on.
 
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