Pontiac GTO Parts And Pontiac GTO Accessories
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The Pontiac GTO is designed and machined with utmost precision down to a single centimetre, ensuring that all of its parts fit and work seamlessly with one another. And which is why once the tires in your GTO start rubbing against the struts, this should certainly be a cause for alarm. The tires in the Pontiac GTO should have enough clearance against the struts or against the wheel well, in general. Thus, the wheels should not touch the struts, let along rub against it to the point of getting destroyed in the process. And if these keeps happening in your GTO, have your car inspected as soon as possible.
Did you change your wheels recently? If yes, then it\'s likely that the wheels are too big. When buying a new set of tires, especially the aftermarket ones, you will need to take into account the sidewall height and width of the tire used. So before you install or even buy a new set of tires, look at the sidewall and check the tire size information that is stamped on it. The first number indicates the width of the tire in millimeters, while the next row letters indicate whether the tire is for use in passenger vehicles or light trucks. The next number and letters indicate the sidewall height and the tire and rim diameter in inches. Make sure that any new tires you buy match the exact same numbers specified for your car.
Rims of the incorrect size are another potential cause of the tires rubbing on the struts. Aside from diameter, you should also take into account that the rim must be able to handle the weight not only of the tire but the rest of the vehicle as well. This may be easy if you are changing to OEM rims and tires, as you simply have to find a set of rims and tires that matches the exact same specs as your factory parts. However, if you are planning on buying customized rims, you will need to adjust your tire sizes to ensure the wheel clearance remains the same.
On the other hand, if you are still using the same set of wheels and rims or have installed one with the correct diameters, a malfunctioning strut or other part of the suspension system. The GTO\'s suspension is designed not only to keep vibrations from the road to a minimum but also to help support the weight of the vehicle. However, extreme heat, corrosion, or the simply the ravages of time can cause the struts, strut mounts, shocks, and other parts of the suspension to fail. And when this happens, the suspension will no longer be able to support the weight of the vehicle and sag, causing the strut and the wheel well to rub against the tires.
In addition to broken struts, aftermarket struts can also rub against the tires due to incompatibility. The struts may be too large, for instance, or may have parts not found in their OEM counterpart that jut out and hit the tire surface.