Rear tires rub - 67 Tempest
Just installed a set of Nitto NT55R 275/60 R15 tires on 15x8" Rallye II wheels with a 5" backspace. Seemed like there was plenty of clearance on the outer part of the tire at the fender lip.
But on my first test drive I heard an odd noise so I quickly came back to the house to find that the drivers side inner portion of tire had a thin very shallow strip that was rubbed by the inner portion of the fender well. Further inspection of that area showed much of it folded inward towards the inner tire and very close to tire. For some reason the passenger side was straight and had plenty of clearance.
Anyway I took a BFH to the area to flatten it out and rounded it back towards the center of the car. I also went ahead and rolled the fenders using a baseball bat trick my friend taught me. I am wondering if this inner wheel well wont still be an issue if I'm cornering. Got too late to test it as my car is VERY loud and I don't want to piss off my neighborhood.
Any ideas, tips, things to watch out for here?? I have about 1/4" between inner tire and inner fender well.
Also the rear is sitting on new Hotchkis springs which I believe lowered the rear about 1". All new bushings, new boxed upper/lower control arms, and new shocks. So the rear should stay put I think.