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I have 18x9in rims on my sixer right now. How will it effect my turning radius if I put on a set of 1.5 bbk lowering springs with caster camber plates?
 

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If you lower it could make the side of the tire rub your wheel well when you turn it. But idk i have 18x9's on the front of mine and it rubs some now when i turn it all the way
 

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You should be fine w/ a 1.5" drop. I'm running about a 1.7" drop and I have 18x9's up front and no rubbing issues. Even on a full lock turn.
 

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^Same size wheels, 245/40 tires, same drop about, and I rub on full turn.
 

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Do wheel spacers fix this issue? just curious
They could acually make it worse on a full lock turn. Think about it... when you turn all the way to one side your wheel is inside the wheel well on either the left or right. Now, with a spacer it pushes the wheel further out while inside the wheel well, thus coming closer... its hard to explain in words...

I have 17x9 up front with a 275/45 tire (large tire) and about a 1.5" drop with H&R SS springs and I come within about an inch of rubbing on a 100% full turn.
 

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^yeah and I would never use wheel spacers anyway. I've never fully understood them. If you need them to make your wheels looks right, to me you aren't using the right wheels. It's just one more piece that could fail or cause issues on a part that moves constantly while you drive.

I hope my issues are resolved when I either: 1) Get new, smaller tires in front, but I'm waiting to get the full life out of what I have, they came with the rims, 2) Cut some material out of the fender well, but I would need some direction here as I haven't looked into it yet, 3) attempt to adjust my bumpsteer kit's spacers to see if it will raise the car ever so slightly, or 4) A combo of 1-3.

I need a new steering rack to, and have been looking at "performance" aluminum ones, lighter weight I suppose, and I would get new bushings, and probably even a new PS pump & fluid to get the whole system to 100%. 126k miles gets things worn.
 

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I need a new steering rack to, and have been looking at "performance" aluminum ones, lighter weight I suppose, and I would get new bushings, and probably even a new PS pump & fluid to get the whole system to 100%. 126k miles gets things worn.
Don't bother with a performance rack unless you're getting a better steering gear ratio its not worth it.

The rack only weighs 10-15 lbs.
 

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Don't bother with a performance rack unless you're getting a better steering gear ratio its not worth it.

The rack only weighs 10-15 lbs.
Thanks, I've been waiting for that info, haven't looked into it THAT much cuz the money isn't there yet, but that's good to know. Although if I recall correctly price was comparable.

Smaller tires (I don't know why everyone loves thick ass tires up front, I say 245 is even too big) but smaller side wall too, and/or cut some out from the wheel well. There's a piece of it that's rectangular that drops lower than the rest of it, which is where my left-side wheel rubs on. I'm actually gonna attack that today.
 

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i agree with above. wide and tall front tires just add weight. i like a skinnier decent sized rim up front.
 

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i have 17x9s, and i rub on my sway bar, but it did that b4 i dropped it, btw im dropped on h&r ss springs w/ mm camber caster plates
 
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