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Tire rubbing on fender....cause?

Old 10-May-2007, 03:13 PM
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Tire rubbing on fender....cause?

I lowered my coupe on H&R sport springs (about 1.5 yr ago) and left the stock shocks on

it settled a bit now and everytime I make a turn I hear the wheel rub against the fender...

is it my shocks? springs?

I have performance tires....205/45/16

but when I put my winter tires on there....205/55/15 nothing happens....
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Old 10-May-2007, 03:23 PM
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it shouldn't rub with 16" unless your offset low I believe
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Old 10-May-2007, 03:29 PM
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I have the same size tire and I don't rub at all. It more than likely has to with the offset of the wheel rather than the tire itself.
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Old 10-May-2007, 03:38 PM
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probably your offset is wrong...

one solution is... get stffen up your suspension or change rims
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Old 10-May-2007, 04:14 PM
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your stock struts being blown would cause it to sti low enough to rub as well
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Old 10-May-2007, 04:59 PM
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The tire sits within the fender...i'm sure when I bought the rims they had the correct offset

So I should change the shocks?
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Old 10-May-2007, 06:17 PM
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^ if you are so sure then why don't you let us know what the offset is and we will let you know if you're right...
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Old 12-May-2007, 02:23 PM
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Check your offset... I had the same problem when I went to 205/40/17 running Eibach sportlines on stock shocks... my offset was +40... i ended up getting coilovers which kinda solved the problem... I raised the car so there is a finger and a half gap... it never rubs with just me in the car... but... when I have people in the car it starts to rub again... I don't really wanna go higher, but its something you should think about before spending $$$ on coils or anything... you could also cut out the fender liner, roll your fenders, get a camber kit and go more negative... I would probably advise getting new rims, if not... coils and a camber kit if need be.
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my offset is 40

and I just picked up some good koni full coilovers...gotta pop em on Tuesday

will report back w/ results
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my freind had the same problem if looked like the tire was to wide so he went down to a 195/ serious tire instead of the 205 and he has no problem now
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