Have you ever thought you measured perfectly when selecting new rear wheels for your classic muscle car or truck only to find out your tires are rubbing on the leaf spring clamps? Yup, we’ve been there too. Luckily, there’s a solution.
If your tire is just rubbing your leaf spring clamps, your best bet is to relocate the clamps. Sometimes just changing your factory-style clamps for leaf spring bend clips will give you the clearance you need. But, while you’re at it, you might as well also relocate them on the leaf spring. Keep reading for step-by-step photo instructions on how to get it done.
How to remove factory leaf spring clamps
This process depends on what type of leaf spring clamps are on your vehicle. Some are pretty easy while others take a bit more work.