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#1 71 Impala 916

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:19 PM

Im having a hell of a time fitting these 6s on my Impala! Now the tire turns a quarter way and wont turn any farther cuz its hittin the rear of the front fender well hard! They just barley pass the front bottom of the front fenders. I already have lifted the front with UCLs front lift springs...

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26s with 265/25/26 tires
1" wheel spacers
UCL lift springs up front
rear is stock height

Ill get some pix up l8. Plz help

#2 Q. Walt

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:40 PM

Do you have the spacers on the front wheels? If so, take them off and see if it makes a difference.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

Do you have the spacers on the front wheels? If so, take them off and see if it makes a difference.

Yes and they have to stay cuz there wheel adapters. But from watching the wheel turn it doesent seen to be te wheel adapters causing the problem...

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:09 AM

The spacer/adapter maybe pushing the wheels out far enough that when it turns it snags on the fender. That's why I only buy wheels w/the right bolt pattern.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:10 AM

Yep offset becomes pretty critical when trying to stuff the bigger wheels on these cars
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:06 AM

Yeah I fawked up and got the wrong lug in a trade for some 22s I had. My only option at this point is to have the rims filled and redrilled or start cuttin. That's all I can think off...

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:16 AM

Yeah I fawked up and got the wrong lug in a trade for some 22s I had. My only option at this point is to have the rims filled and redrilled or start cuttin. That's all I can think off...


or flip 'em and get you some that's the right bolt pattern and offset

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:50 PM

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 06:52 PM

You can see it hits that bottom courner. How much do you think I would have to trim to get pass it? Would extending my upper control arms give me a little more lift to maybe clear it?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:04 PM

I dont even think you have to lift to do 6's on donks, maybe new springs and 1 knuckle but not much
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:19 PM

I dont even think you have to lift to do 6's on donks, maybe new springs and 1 knuckle but not much

I already have lift springs up front from UCL...

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:45 PM

What's the porpoise of steering knuckles? Will they help my problem?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 11:03 PM

Its to lift the front...

Id suggest posting in the donk fest or wades fest to get an answer.

I dont own one of these nor have I mounted wheels on one, just going off of what I "think lol" ive read on here. Pretty fuckin sure you can mount 6s without much work.

Will say I have seen some of them cut the inner fenderwells though. IMO not a good move cause all of the dirt, water, mud, road grim gets thrown into the door jamb. Atleast it did on my cutlass, live and learn
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:15 AM

Its to lift the front...

Id suggest posting in the donk fest or wades fest to get an answer.

I dont own one of these nor have I mounted wheels on one, just going off of what I "think lol" ive read on here. Pretty fuckin sure you can mount 6s without much work.

Will say I have seen some of them cut the inner fenderwells though. IMO not a good move cause all of the dirt, water, mud, road grim gets thrown into the door jamb. Atleast it did on my cutlass, live and learn


I would jus cut to clear bud. like everyone said, it's gonna be a bitch without the right bolt pattern wheels bro.




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