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  • #31
    quote:Originally posted by buddymander

    My little 215 70's on my GT rubbed going into my driveway before I went to the bigger bar. My car isn't very low; just wide track.
    I am running 17 x 8 wheels with 245/45R17 tires, car is stock height
    and stock '63 rake. No contact with the fenders, but an Avanti II
    has added fiberglass that helps make contact with even conservative
    size tires. Both our '69 Avanti II (stock wheels) and '78 Avanti II
    (stock wheels) had broken fenders when we bought them. When I did
    the lowering on the '69 I cut the fenders to a quasi-Stude opening.

    When a tire contacts a steel Hawk fender it is annoying and damages
    the tire, when a tire contacts an Avanti fender body shops send their
    kids to college.

    Tom
    '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
    Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
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    • #32
      Tom, did you install an 1 1/4" bar or the 1"? Stock springs or stiffer? I don't understand if you are recommending these changes or cutting the fenders. I can't quite grasp the gist of what you are saying.

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      • #33
        The gist of what I am saying is that each car in the end will be set
        up differently, its impossible to give an exact formula. I have stock
        height springs, and stock sway bars and 20 year old shocks, without
        any tire contact. But I have a Studebaker Avanti, which has a larger
        wheel opening than an Avanti II. Wheel offset also plays an important
        role in the mix. If you plan on dropping an Avanti II down to a Stude
        Avanti height, you are going to have to cut the fenders.

        In my experience Avanti IIs are more prone to tire-fender contact.

        Tom
        '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
        Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
        http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
        I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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        • #34
          I like the tires and stance on one of Malcom's neighbors cars....

          (but when you put really big tires on you have to find a teeny man to put air in them)

          quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
          I've posted this before, but this is Malcom Berry's Avanti...

          For me...just right []


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          • #35
            Ya, I don't buy these claims of getting the right springs the first time, except on a stocker.

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            • #36
              quote:Originally posted by buddymander

              Ya, I don't buy these claims of getting the right springs the first time, except on a stocker.
              I wouldnt bet on even getting stock springs that are right. Its a hit
              and miss regardless. When changing something like that, expect to
              do it twice. Once its done - enjoy. That goes with ALL makes & models.

              Tom
              '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
              Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
              http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
              I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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