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Old 03-20-2009, 11:17 PM   #1
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raising the rear after a drop *UPDATE*

so i droped my car 2", with the tires i have i have some rubbing issuses on the rear. it only rubs with a full car or hard turning. i plan on rolling the fenders but i can tell that wont be enough due to the way the tires stick out. does anyone know if i can buy some rubber inserts or just the adjustable part of adjustable rear suspension? i only need to go up probaly 1/2"-3/4". if you guys have any ideas please let me know.



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Old 03-20-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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hey man. i dropped my car 2.3in in the front and 2.0in in the rear with some tein stechs and had some rubbing issues in the rear and front. i rolled all the fenders but my tires stuck out too and they still rubbed. so i went with a lower profile tire and havent had any problems since.
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thats what i will do but i cant and dont need new tires right now.
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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bump and update

i found some rubber inserts at auto zone but they were to tall to get into my springs so i took them back. i think this idea will work i just need to find some. please if anyone has any ideas throw them out there.
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You could put some spring tensioners in there, it will raise it a very small amount.
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^^^ pics or where do i get them? i dont need much of a lift just enough to stop rubbing.
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You could put some spring tensioners in there, it will raise it a very small amount.
Are you referring to those crank around kind of tensioners that you put over the springs like clamps and just turn them with a wrench to adjust? They have some sets that can either provide lift or you can turn them around and use them to take some of the tension off the spring. Damn I can't remember what the names of these are either. I had a set for an old car of mine that had a problem with rear end sag even with new springs and struts
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I've got a set of these things to try and help my rubbing issues on the rear and with the crappy roads and my 18"s .

http://www.mr-gasket.com/ProductDeta...txtSearch=1287
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there is also or at least was a metal block with a square hole for a rachet to turn and lock it inbetween a coil they might still have in JC whitney they used to carry in Kmart in the 80's. They look like a rock climbing bloc w/o the cord.
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so i droped my car 2", with the tires i have i have some rubbing issuses on the rear. it only rubs with a full car or hard turning. i plan on rolling the fenders but i can tell that wont be enough due to the way the tires stick out. does anyone know if i can buy some rubber inserts or just the adjustable part of adjustable rear suspension? i only need to go up probaly 1/2"-3/4". if you guys have any ideas please let me know.
I dropped my sedan with sportlines a while back and don't have any rubbing issues but I don't like the stance. Its level all around and I like the forward rake it had stock.

What I plan on doing is putting a metal plate on top of the rear rubber bushing the top of the spring rides on. In between the bushing and the subframe so the spring itself is not modified at all.

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