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I recently replaced the lower turning signal panel on the driver's side of
my 240. Now the tire is rubbing the panel when I do a sharp lefthand
turn. I noticed this occurring on another 240 I almost bought before I got
the one I have. The panel for all intents and purposes looks like its in
the correct location , ie. it matches the panel above it. Is the distance
tolerance that close in this area? BTW the tires on the car are 205/70R14.
 

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Cheapest way to prevent wheel rubbing is to put coil helpers in the suspension. I put new Firestones on my 240 and had the same problem. The coil spring helpers do the trick but you will lose a little in ride comfort.
 

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You didnt mention the type of rims that you have. I would venture to guess they are not stock rims and probably have an offset which is perhaps your main problem. Another note on the "Spacer Idea" It may solve your clearence problem but you just reduced your cornering ability which is one reason you probably bought a sports car. In fact if you really want your car to handel get a set of progressive lowering springs, like the racers use, and watch the porsche's spinning out behind you. That was the advise I got from hanging around the SCCA Z duds and it really was Very impressive.
 
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