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The new 18 x 8 1/2 with +1" rubber sure drives nice. The CTS wheels required spacer adapters of course, and I half expected I'd get at least as much rub on the sway bar as I had on my old FWB running stock SS wheels. But the A-arm grabs the sidewall in back instead of smooth rubbing as on the front on the bar. Search pulls up drilling/tapping the typically bent in existing stops using 1/4-20 adjuster bolt. Any experience with this repair or whether 1/4" is stout enough for the job?



 

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That's what I did. They can be adjusted by adding/subtracting washers. How 'bout not cranking on the wheel as it reaches the stops? Eventually,I added increased length wheel studs to use thicker spacers where needed...
 

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Well nearly a year later and finally got her in the air to prep for an upcoming road trip for a slug of things, including renovating those stops:





Current condition of the stops. The car has 80k, but the original blu-hair owner apparently enjoyed pegging it to the locks. But the actual parts look pretty flimsy to begin with considering the size of those rivets:








The good news is the right side only rubs the frame on the front and nothing at the rear:





The bad news is the left hits the bar, a bolt and random weld slag, and even the inner fender in front, and several points in the rear including a little on the lower A-arm as I suspected:









FWIW, Navy Lifer posted on a TSB for an oversized stop, with reported unnecessarily excessive reduction of turning radius. They were $6.38 once upon a time, and show up now on an EU 'American Spare Car Parts' site for 29 EUR each!




I'll have a chance to snap pics as I go showing the 'adjuster bolt mod' ;)
 

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Well That Was A Revolting Development -

I got out in the rain and attempted bending the stop a tad to get a better perch for a drill, and immediately felt the 'pop' that it had cracked. Searching brought up an outfit that fabs a couple styles but nothing close. It looks like the best attack now is drilling out the rivets and building something new out of bar stock.
 
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