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Please Help My Slicks are Rubbing

i recently purchased some hoosier 27-10-15 slicks on a set of 10 hole rims for my 88 lx mustang. i put em on this evening to make sure they were gonna work before i head to the strip tomorrow night. there is a shock or something they r rubbing on is this safe to remove?

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is it the one that lays kind of horizontal? if so, then yes, you can remove it..........hotwheels of insanemustangs

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If you remove the quad shocks it will probably have bad wheel hop, unless you have some kind of aftermarket lower arms ( Megabite jr etc. )
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If you remove the quad shocks it will probably have bad wheel hop, unless you have some kind of aftermarket lower arms ( Megabite jr etc. )
I used to have the same 88, and my experience was that the only cure is either a whole new rear suspension ($$$$), or some spacers (1/4" may work, but you may need more). Eibach and lots of other folks make the spacers, and they aren't too expensive. Make sure you get strong ones - the wimpy ones are only meant for street tires.

Once you space the tires out to where they don't rub on your suspension, they may touch the inner fender lips. This is where you do a bit of grinding/cutting on the openings, or do the old redneck baseball trick (baseball bat inserted between tire and fender and gently used to "open out" the fender opening). Done right, this will give you the clearance you need without destroying your quarter panels. Done wrong, you'll still get the clearance, but it will look like you did it with a baseball bat...

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Just unbolt the quad shocks and turn them around and bolt them back up. I've heard of others doing this for clearance problems. I wouldn't use spacers, it just sounds like a bad idea. I would worry about the strength and safety.

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