My front 17x9's rubbed as well with sharp turns. The wheel shop where I bought them was able to put some thin spacers on and fix the problem. I'm sure most any wheel shop would be able to help you out.
You don't even need 3/8" spacers...Go smaller. I used thin spacers on my black R's when I had em. I'm thinkin about having machine shop mass produce them just so people don't have this problem....Would anyone want a set...I have hub rings as well, but those would be more to machine....Mine are billett pieces.
you can get an "ET Style" lug which has a collar on it that will actually go into the hole on the wheel for the studs. they also keep the wheel, hub centric, which makes them hang up somtimes getting them on. this will give you another 1/4" of threads. so then with a 5/16" spacer you will only lose 1/16"
I dunno...let me check with the shop. I'll drop off a set next week and ask them to make me a couple sets. Then I'll sell them for my cost plus shipping. I'll let ya know.
If it works out ok...maybe I can leave them a set for templates and you guys can call for sets...we'll see.
The 17x9's are not made for our cars. They are made for the fox body Mustang offset, 5 lug with the T-bird pattern drilled out instead of the Mustang pattern. If you have an early model MN12 the wheels will not rub due to differences in the front suspension. That may be why you have no problems. Later models will rub on full turn.
i think my wheel is rubbing, not the tire. its only at almost full turn going backwards. it makes a grinding noise, if it were the tire, i don't thik it would make that noise. anyway, a small spacer will fix it, or you can grind away some on the spindle. i think when i get new ones, i'll go with 8's up front.
Well I got some 5/16 spacers and they work great, I should be able to put wider tires on the front then Im trying some 255s up there with the spacers, sorry I didnt post sooner but I dont get here too much.
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