Discussion in 'Cosmetic' started by mashori, Aug 3, 2011.
275 in the rear and 255 in the front
Its morning. Where are the pics?
pardon the delay . . .
the front needed a little rolling, really easy, took us less than 1 minute to do each side, this is the before
this is the after
it's hard to see here but the front rubs on the front valence at full turn
it's at Roger Daniel Alignment getting alignment right now. We'll see if they can bring out the caster enough to keep it off the front valence.
Looks good! , make sure they keep as much positive caster as they can (may have to shim the upper) as it will help high speed stability
will do, I'll see what they end up with. Thanks for the compliments. I really like the muscle car look with the 15" rims. This is a little too bling bling for me but perhaps it will look nicer once the car sits lower and once I get rid of some of that shinyness on the wheels.
how did you use the bat to roll the fenders? PM the details.
so what you want to do is take the big end of the wooden bat, insert it on the back of the tire right under the fender and hold it snug, then have a buddy roll the car forward and you want to let the bat gently roll with the tire through the fender. The whole time push down on the bat a little to flare out the fender. Just start small and you can always do more later. I did the same on the rear a couple times so I'm the wooden-bat-fender-rolling master, got it down with one shot
So I picked the car up from the alignment shop and he mentioned that there would be no easy way of adjusting the caster to keep the tire from hitting the front valence. He also said the lower ball joint is bad. So the solution was for him to bend something up in the tower to get the UCA to lean further back. He also mentioned that he got a little chip in my paint, no big deal. He said no charge which I assumed was because they chipped the paint. So I leave there thinking at least it was adjusted enough to be derivable. We get a courtesy call at the Bryant's shop an hour later saying that they didn't adjust anything and I guess they did that because they thought we were under the assumption that adjustments had been made.
Kinda frustrating but I guess they didn't want to make any adjustments with the ball joint being bad. So I swapped the wheels back.
I should have mentioned that the 245/45 comes VERY close to the Valence on mine. I missed that you were looking at the 255/45. I thought you were doing 255/40. There is no way I could make the 255/45 work. Its just too tall.
ALSO... Watch out for the pinch weld on the inside rear of the front fender wells. They'll make mince meat of your tires real quick
Sounds like you need to find another alignment shop that deals with older cars nothing should have to be bent
255/40 is the size I went with in the front. It wouldn't be hard to cut some of the front valence out or bend it in, that's plan B.
I like them!!
How's the clearance on the back? Springs and inner wheel well?
Springs it's 1/4" and inner and outer wheel well no problems. Gonna lower the back 1 3/4" so we'll see how close it will sit to the fender then.
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