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Hmmm... this is a BIT close! Pics inside...

My new wheels and tires barely clear this on the front. Is this normal? I am concerned that with new springs it'll end up right in my tire.




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That is much farther away than what mine was with my Eibachs and wide tires. I had to grind an angle on the stud to get clearance.
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Nothing you do will make your tires any closer to the spindle. The new springs will just make the spindle closer to the car, not the wheel/tire.

You have more clearance between yours than I do on mine. I can barely fit my index finger in to the first knuckle in the gap between the tire and the spindle.

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Thanks for the advice... just wanted to make sure I wasn't alone here.

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keep and eye on that upper control arm ball joint....the boot is ripped. only a matter of time....

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Yeah, SW hit it right on the head, and you have tons of room!

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Yeah, SW hit it right on the head, and you have tons of room!

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No doubt!! I was expecting to see credit card sized clearances.

The part of the spindle you've photographed moves with the tire.... so it looks like you need bigger tires.

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keep and eye on that upper control arm ball joint....the boot is ripped. only a matter of time....
beat me too it. Mastertech quted me 1500 dollars on balljoints a tie rod and strut bushings... but this is for another post.
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Dude, you got off easy .

I had to grind the lower stub of my upper ball joint off just to get my 255/50/17's to fit .

And yeah, you might be able to fit a CC between the sidewall and the spindle LOL.

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