Author Topic: Help with rear wheels  (Read 501 times)

Offline Dmulder

Help with rear wheels
« on: July 01, 2017, 07:03:08 AM »
Can anybody tell me why my rear wheels make contact with the rear subframe when I jack the car up?  How do I stop this from happening
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Re: Help with rear wheels
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 07:05:11 AM »
What tire size are you running?

Offline Dmulder

Re: Help with rear wheels
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 07:11:32 AM »
145SR12. As I started looking at it it seems that my shocks just go to full droop extension when the car is jacked up. This is somewhat normal correct?
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Help with rear wheels
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 08:58:10 AM »
The shocks going to full droop is normal.  The tire touching the swing arm mount is not normal.

What brand of tire?

It is likely the tire is actually a "nominal" 145/80/R12 and that brand may be tending to run large in the sidewall - coming out more like a 145/85/R12.  (Looking up online the translation of a "145/SR12" typically defaults to 145/80/R12.)

The 12 inch '145' size tire that is supposed to be on Minis is actually a 145/70/R12.

Some 145/80/R12 tires run small and will fit fine, but if they run normal-to-large they will hit like yours are.


Offline Dmulder

Re: Help with rear wheels
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 09:50:37 AM »
Thanks.  When I have the extra cash and am not fixing other things I will look at getting the right size tires.  I really wanted to go back to the 10 inch wheels but have to have extra cash laying around.  With a family that includes me, the misses, 3 kids, and 2 dogs on a pastor's salary that becomes difficult. 4.gif
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Offline richard1

Re: Help with rear wheels
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 07:40:17 PM »
Are your trumpets broken?

Offline Dmulder

Re: Help with rear wheels
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 01:58:57 PM »
No. I put new ones in last summer
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