Strut-rub rears it's ugly head, while sway bars are unattached - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 19
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Strut-rub rears it's ugly head, while sway bars are unattached

After roughly 2 years since an unforturnate accident where a decent portion of my car was destroyed im finally seeing some results from it... Before the wreck I had nearly constant strut rub and tire blowouts. After the wreck my tires never showed any "unusual" wear... I like to think that its because the wreck knocked my car straight but in the end i think it was the tire switch i made to BFG G-sport 245/45ZR 17 fro, the stockers. Maybe the tires just fit better IDK

Well today I changed my oil and wow was I shocked to see that my drivers side STOCK front sway bar is in fact not connected to the suspension in any way shape or form.... You can imagine how shocked I was to see this as I had been driving and servicing the car for lord knows how many years without noticing it, I then inspect all my tires for rub of any kind.... Sure enough the passenger side tire was literally strut-rubbed to the chords...

So I call my dad over to inspect the swaybar he says theres no way those bolts came loose over a 16 month period and insists that Hendrick automall must have literally forgotten to hook up the sway bars during the repairs... Ill give them the benefit of the doubt for now... cuz thats rediculous.

I have a few questions:

1. Could the un-attached sway bar be the possible cause of of the strut rub on the opposing tire? creating some sort of in-balance in the suspension?

2. Is there anything that GM or my Dealership can do to permantently fix the strut-rub problem or will I have to buy new tires every 3 months or risk a blowout? Was there ever really an official recall?

3. I also plan to lower the car with an Einach pro kit (which I know doesn't get much love around here) but how does lowering a car affect strut rub.

I am just so damn fed up with with this strut rub issue, once you think youve got it solved it comes back and rapes ya for a few hundred bucks.

2005 QuickSliver/Black M6

06' Taillights/ AEM CAI/ Hurst shifter/ Eibach Pro-kit/
Grey Gauges/ more to come

"The Only Easy Day, Was Yesterday"

Never-used open-box/packaging K&N 05'-06' Typhoon CAI for sale asking $235 will take offers
BIGmatt is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 2004-2006 GTO > Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes.

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GTO Sway Bars? AlaGreyGoat Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 3 02-21-2008 02:32 AM
Talk to me about Sway Bars Chris Draper Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 6 01-21-2008 10:06 AM
Hocthkiss sway bars JerseyGoat Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 4 01-19-2008 04:58 PM
Springs and Sway Bars MSTNGKILLA Drive train, suspension, alignment and brakes. 4 08-18-2006 10:32 AM
GTO Sway bars FREE ADDCO 2004-2006 GTO General Discussion 3 04-22-2005 10:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome