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Tires Rubbing Too Wide or wHat?

Old 07-Sep-2007, 08:03 PM
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Tires Rubbing Too Wide or wHat?

Alright car in question is a 1994 Honda Civic 2DR EX.

The car is lowered but it was purchased like that. so the lowering height is unknown. But I can say this is SLAMMMMMMMMED.

Every time my buddy go's over a bump he can here the tires rubbing with the fender.

THe rims are BSA 17's with 205/40/17.

I understand that 1010tires calculator says its a no no because the overall diameter is like 18mm bigger than the stock 185/60/14

I told my buddy to get these rims/tire combo because I thought the stock for his car was 185/65/14.

Anyways does anyone know if it might be the width of the rim has anything to do with it. because I jacked up the car put it on stands and drove the car and turned wheel all the way to one side and no rubbing......

anyways thanks.

Posting for a lazy buddy.
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Old 07-Sep-2007, 10:51 PM
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easy, just stretch the tires and add camber if you can. dont know f you can. but if its 205 its probably an 8" wheel in which case
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Old 11-Sep-2007, 11:50 AM
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its rubbing b/c you have a soft suspension. so:

1. change the springs to a milder drop -- no more than 2".

2. or change to a stiffer shock, like a full coilover 10k at the front.
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You might also want to check your wheel off-set. If they sit too far out...they will rub.
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Old 12-Sep-2007, 06:08 PM
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i had those exact same rims and tires and the rears always rubbed it was so annoying but my springs were shot..it was stock height.
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Well heres my ride to maybe help. It was rubbing crazy before i modded my stock fenders to fit wide bsa wheels. I rolled the fenders to look stock and still can take 5-10mm+ wider offsets over these wheels. Right now its on 17s with +30 offset and dropped 2+ inches on tein s techs which are soft springs and tokiko blues. Its been said 35 offset is the lowest for 92-95s on 15s and 195 wide tires to not rub without modification. No rub in straight line for sure which is most important and even on aggressive cornering with 5 ppl in the car
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