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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:00 PM
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tires rubbing

i bought motegi ff7 17" gloss black and they have an offset of +42. They rub on the inside of the wheel well, not the outer fender. Its rubbing against a piece of plastic that is part of that underneath like mud guard that is underneath your front bumper. Can i remove that or is it better just to buy some 3mm wheel spacers, and i read on another topic that they dont make 3mm spacers, so ???
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:16 PM
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actually they do make 3mm spacers, i found out.

whats the tire size?
and what drop do you have?
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:24 PM
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i have a 1.6" drop and the tire size is 205/40/17. yeah i thought they did make 3mm spacers because the guy at pickering tire told me he sold them, i just didnt want to say that they did and then like 30 people would correct me :P
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:27 PM
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wierd... u shouldnt have rubbing problem

does it happen at low speeds? fast cornering?
during turning? front? back?

can u pls give more info on the rubbing pls

also, what shocks and springs do you have
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:31 PM
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KYB AGX Shocks and struts. Eibach Sportline lowering springs. It only happens when i am cornering, turning too much and going slower, or not turning as much and going faster, if i dont go really slow around a corner when my car is full it rubs alot. it never happens when im driving straight
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:32 PM
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you can try to make your shocks a stiffer setting which might fix the problem or make it less

so it rubs in the rear too right?
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oh no, not in the rear it just rubs on the front
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do i have to take off the wheels to tighten the shocks?
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:37 PM
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can u pinpoint whats its rubbing against?

with a 3mm spacer, youll have an offset of 39mm which will most definately rub agaisnt the fender
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:38 PM
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oh i thought with a 3mm spacer i would have an offset of 45. it goes the other way? cuz the stock offset of my car is +45 (so i hear)
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:42 PM
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yeah im gonna go take a picture of it
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:43 PM
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the lower the offset the further the wheel sticks out
the higher the offset the further the wheel is into the car

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a 40 offset wheel will stick out more than a 45 offset wheel

there is no way to make your 42 offset wheel to 45. and yours is rubbing on the inside so you wouldnt want it closer to 45, you'd want it further away
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 01:45 PM
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i think its bent that piece of plastic a bit already from rubbing against it, i got the wheels installed last wednesday and have only put about 100 km on it.
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hows the camber? positive or negative?
do you have a camber kit?
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i dont have a camber kit and i dont know what that means. positive or negative? is that how much my wheels lean in or out? they look verticle to me
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yea from your picture it doesnt look like you have a camber problem

crap sorry man i have absolutely no idea whats causing this problem and why its happening. lets wait for someone else with more insight like alwaysoverkill

have you tried taking it to a ship and asking them what the problem could be and possible fixes?
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no not yet i havnet had time, i might be able to take it to one today, hopefully they can tell me but i might wait a day and see what people on here say. thankyou for your all your help
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The 42 offset wheels I had on my old Civic rubbed in the exact same place. It only happened at full lock. I just got used to it because it only happened occasionaly.
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Old 20-Mar-2006, 02:51 PM
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mine rub in that spot and on the outer fender i think because when i go around corners fast and the weight shifts to one side, it rubs on that side. So if the offset of my wheel is +42, and i got 3mm spacers, would that make the offset +45?
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