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Old 05-10-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Difference of 225 and 235 width tire on an 8" width rim.

I have about what looks like an inch space between the tire and the coilover on a 225 width tire on mystery alignment specs(getting alignment tomorrow). How much closer would the tire come to the coilover if I put the same tire in a 235 width?Would it rub the coilover? Would I get more clearance if I ran a camber plate in the rear to adjust camber? Thanks
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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How much closer would the tire come to the coilover if I put the same tire in a 235 width?
In theory, 5mm (10mm 2).
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yeah, but you also have to consider that the 8" width is stretching the 225 already. Maybe less than 5mm then? I want to run a 235 and run at least -2.5 degrees of camber, but not sure how much room would be available after moving up in tires.
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If you have an inch between strut and tire- you've got lots of room to move to 235's- inboard anyways. Remember not all 235's (or 225's or 245's, etc) are created equal- some have wider section and tread widths than others.

You'll have a btter idea of clearnace after you get the car aligned to your specs- take a good close look afterwards- front and rear and see what your new clearnace is.

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yeah, thats why I mentioned 235 of the same tire.it looks as if the rear is exhibiting positive camber, so that worries me as well.
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yeah, thats why I mentioned 235 of the same tire.it looks as if the rear is exhibiting positive camber, so that worries me as well.
You can tell if it's positive or negative by holding a carpenter's level vertically against the tire.* If you want to know how much before you go to have it aligned, there's a a very precise method for measuring camber in the "alignment thread" sticky in the suspension forum. It requires very few tools, and no alignment rack.




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You can tell if it's positive or negative by holding a carpenter's level vertically against the tire.* If you want to know how much before you go to have it aligned, there's a a very precise method for measuring camber in the "alignment thread" sticky in the suspension forum. It requires very few tools, and no alignment rack.




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no no, good to know. simple is better sometimes. the thing is, what if the tire in the rear has been wearing on the outer edge and the front,which was wearing on the inner edge, was swapped to the back? would that rule still apply?my alignment has been funky since the day I got it. You ever see those raise trucks driving a little sideways when going straight? Yeah, thats how mine is, sort of :P
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