The steeroids would account for inside-rear rub, but my front tire hits the sway bar on a full lock right turn, up in the air and on the ground.Huh. Mine doesn't rub. Could it be the Steeroids? My tie rods are all OEM.
The steeroids would account for inside-rear rub, but my front tire hits the sway bar on a full lock right turn, up in the air and on the ground.
Johnny, please don't think I hold you responsible, like you gave me bad info or anything. That's not the case at all! And you are correct about the Hyperblacks.Dre- I'm really sorry you've had these problems. I never did. But, since the wheels have exactly the same backspace as the SLP Hyperblack wheels... I'm inclined to say you would have had the same problems with them. I think you have something that is just barely different between the tire, tie rods, and sway bar alignment that it is creating these problems.
Since you said it is only on a full lock right turn- not with the left turn- I'm thinking you do have an issue with that sway bar. Perhaps it has moved off to one side too far?
...So today I finally popped for the 17" Torqlites and I'm gonna mate them up to Riken Raptors @ 255x50x17. I got it all from Summit Racing for $1000 (and 85¢). I get free mount & balance from a friend locally.
They should be on the car by the 2nd week in April. Although, not like the car will be out on the road at that time. We'll probably have snow on the ground again! ...We always get an April snow or two. Sometimes even in early May on rare occasion.
The Riken's are actually Michelin tires and I believe are based on their Pilot Sport tire. I guess since they are an unadvertised brand, they are super cheap (which they were at only $99 each!)
Yeah, we have alignment shops here :L. And yes, I had my car done with a specific alignment a year or two ago after having the Steeroids installed.When I could get 245/60/15's from Goodyear I ran them. When my car would need alignment my right front would rub... They have alignment shops in Ohio don't they?
Start a new thread about that. I'm sure there's plenty of people that will want to offer their condolences (or razzies! )And, since I sold my '80... you'll have the only C3 on the CAC with Torqlites.
Nice color!I have a 1980 with American Racing 17"x8" Torq Thrust II wheels and Bridgestone Potenza RE750 255/50-17 tires installed. The wheels were purchased with the correct offset and backspacing. I don't have Steeroids installed. I have stock trailing arms. The tires have never rubbed anything except pavement even at full turn on the front.