88 Lx Rear Axle Damper Rubs New Tire

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I have an 88 LX (former state trooper car). I bought new 17" rims, 10" wide which rub the rear axle dampers.

can the dampers be removed and discarded or are they important to keep?
thanks!!
 
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Yea you can get rid of the dampers (quad shocks), but if you do that i'd suggest getting some upper rear control arms.
 

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try flipping the quad shocks first. You may gain the needed clearance. Removing them with stock rear control arms will lead to wheelhop.
I thought about flipping them but the wide part of the quad shock will be right against the main rear shock. how troublesome will wheelhop be?
 

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If you take the quad shocks off I'd recommend upper and lower control arms. Try flipping them first...I've never had any rubbing between the two shocks....way easier than control arms.
 

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If you take the quad shocks off I'd recommend upper and lower control arms. Try flipping them first...I've never had any rubbing between the two shocks....way easier than control arms.
I'll try that.
thanks a lot for your help.
 

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Control arms are simple. Old bushings can be a pain but there are simple ways around that. Dont let lack of a shop get in your way. This is one of those jobs that is perfect for a beginner. If you start to feel discouraged you can always just tighten everything back up.
 

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Control arms are simple. Old bushings can be a pain but there are simple ways around that. Dont let lack of a shop get in your way. This is one of those jobs that is perfect for a beginner. If you start to feel discouraged you can always just tighten everything back up.
thanks. that's encouraging. I've had the car a long time and was slowly restoring it until I retired, so money is a factor now. It's part of me now so I feel the need to keep making incremental improvements as I can.

I had 16" rims, 3 spoke, which I could not seem to ever get properly balanced, hence the new, high speed balanced, 17" wheels. fronts are 9" wide, rear are 10" wide.
hope I can make this work!
 
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