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    Here my problem the Steering wheel is turned to the right about 30 degrees when the wheel is striaght. The other problem is that when turning to the left the wheel will hit and rub the frame with the left wheel. Any ideas on whats wrong? Or do you guys need more info?

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    You need to get a front alignment and have the steering wheel centered. Not sure about the tire hitting the frame. Are you running stock wheels/tires?
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    The rims are stock but not sure on tire size. What is the stock Size? Thanks

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    P225/70R-15.

    Most can run P255/60R-15 on stock wheels w/o interference.
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    Most front tire rub is from;
    1. wheels to wide
    2. tires to large
    3. wrong off-set
    4. spring sag


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    Quote Originally Posted by 73shark View Post
    You need to get a front alignment and have the steering wheel centered. Not sure about the tire hitting the frame. Are you running stock wheels/tires?


    With the wheel off that far, there's something really wrong with your alignment. One set of tie-rods is way too short and the other is way too long. Find yourself a good alignment shop that is familiar with teh ins and outs of Corvette alignment. Vettes are a slightly different animal.

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    The Shark front suspension is pretty standard GM. Upper and lower A-arms for caster and camber and tie-rods for toe. The stops determine how far each wheel can turn left and right. So if a tire is hitting, it's like Copdogcorvettes said. Of course there's always the remote possibility of a bent frame.

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