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    Posted: 09-Aug-2013 at 04:28
So, after cutting the 10th tire I've had on my car in the 2 years I've owned it, something has to give...

I've cut the right front twice this year, along the top of the inside sidewall. I suspect the culprit to be a pinch weld hanging down an inch or two from the top of the wheel well.

Any thoughts or ideas on what I could do to eliminate that hazard, other than just raising my car back to a normal ride height? I'm not rolling in money at the moment and can't really afford to shell a couple thousand bucks for a new suspension.

Grind it down? Bend it? Drive my belove/hated W8 into the river?
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Hmmm, I've never ever had a problem. Are your fenders rolled?


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  Quote Mr.Fisher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Aug-2013 at 06:27
You appear to be riding even lower than I. I'm guessing the fenders were never rolled. Perhaps that's the solution I need...

Maybe not. The cuts I'm getting are on the inside wall of the tire. My best guess is a strip of steel (?) that drops down into the wheel well, starting about mid-way back, well inside the fender. I think it's probably near where the front quarter panel meets the body/engine compartment. I'll snap a photo when I yank the wheel off in the next few days...




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Inside sidewall? I rolled my fenders because my outer sidewall was hittting the bracket on top that hold he plastic wheel liner.
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Aug-2013 at 16:06
Originally posted by Mr.Fisher

You appear to be riding even lower than I. I'm guessing the fenders were never rolled. Perhaps that's the solution I need...

Maybe not. The cuts I'm getting are on the inside wall of the tire. My best guess is a strip of steel (?) that drops down into the wheel well, starting about mid-way back, well inside the fender. I think it's probably near where the front quarter panel meets the body/engine compartment. I'll snap a photo when I yank the wheel off in the next few days...




Yeah, take a picture. Probably depends on the offset of your wheels also, but I have 19x9.5 with 235/35/19 one them, they seem to be pushing the limits of what fits, but I haven't had this problem. If you know your wheel specs, post them also. If I get the chance I'll try and look at mine and see if I see anything like you're describing.
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  Quote SeaHunt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Aug-2013 at 02:18
your car looks great srdavis872 :)
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