Front Upper Control Arm Rubs Tires

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  1. hellcat87

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    I just noticed today that the upper control arm rubs on both OE front tires. Can cause a blow out down the road. 20151105_143555.jpg 20151105_143531.jpg Anyone else notice this?
     
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    Damn... I need to go check mine. Are u running OE tire size?
     
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    Yes sir..stock rims and tires.
     
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    You might want to contact SRT ASAP and forward those pics to them!!!
     
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    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Had my tires off when I changed brake pads. Didn't see any evidence. But my car is a Charger and I see yours is a Challenger.
     
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    I am going to contact them tomorrow.. we will see what they can do to fix this....
     
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    This is the first I have heard of this can you get a picture of the bolt coming in contact with the tire
     
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    I'm thinking something else is contacting the tire. Have never seen an upper control arm reach out over a tire that would cause the mark you've taken a picture of. Will look under mine in the morning. Have you lowered the car? Are those Pirelli all seasons?
     
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    I have custom wheels and tires(larger) and don't have this issue,, do you hear it rub, or feel it, does it only do it on turns???
     
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    I just looked. I was wrong. Upper control arm extends over the top of the tire. My ball joint stud is about 3/4 inch above stock 275/40/20 tire. There appears to be about 1/4 inch of the stud sticking out below the nut that retains the ball joint to the upper control arm. Have you done any road course racing where you are forcing a lot of body roll on the car? Not sure how the stud would contact the tire, as the whole assembly (tire, spindle, upper and lower control arm) all move together in an arc.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Okay, interesting, I went out to my four OEM's on the shelf. All four have the mark. We rotated the original fronts to the backs and did a road race day and hammered it. All four have the mark, but not as deep as the OP. So much for even thinking of larger diameter units up front. Now everything even a little shorter are looking good. But looks like all studs need looked at quick. Looked just at the right side, mine are neatly tight with just short of 1/8" ..just estimating for now. Seems to be a legit issue! image.jpg
     
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    Thanks for posting gents! I currently have everything stock and i do normal road driving..no course or track driving whatsoever. I do not hear or feel any rubbing when i am driving down the road..the only reason i noticed this was because a truck ran over a rock and shot it at my front bumper as i was driving, so i pulled over to check my bumper and i noticed the line on the tire...at first i thought it was part of the tread but upon further inspection i noticed it was not normal tread and found on both fronts. I am guessing this wear on the tire comes from rubbing of the stud and the tire as one goes over speed bumps and hard turns?..i noticed more wear on the right front tire than the left front..hopefully we can make others aware of this issue before anyone ends up with a blowout as they are doing 350 on the highway hahaha
     
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    Btw..no damage to my front bumper :D
     
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    This should be a safety recall.....
     
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