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new rims/tires are rubbing

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by pizzadeliveryboy, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. pizzadeliveryboy

    pizzadeliveryboy Junior Member

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    i got new rims and tires on my 89 hb, and the tires rub on my fenders when i turn hard. i see pics of people with much bigger rims than mine and they are fine, the wheel well comes over their tire, whereas mine rubs. what should i do?
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Is it lowered? how big are they wheels and tires? 18's, 19's? If they are youre gay and need smaller wheels/tires...
     
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    17s are about as big as you can go on an EF, and even then they will rub like hell. If you have an EF 15s or 16s work well, with minimal rubbing if any at all. My car has just a little bit of rubbing, but that is because it is too low right now. When my roommates car gets off the jackstands I will even my car out.
     
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    pizzadeliveryboy Junior Member

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    dude they are 14's

    the tires stick out a bit

    the wheels/tires came off my buddy's 88 isuzu impulse b4 he sold it

    potenza tires for free... yeah i had to take em
     
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    stock suspension i said the tires stick out a bit
     
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    So the offset is off... whcih means its not stock... whcih means you need different wheels.
     
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    have you got a pic?
    you may be able to roll the fenders
     
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    How wide are the rims? As an EF really cannot take much more than a 7 or 8 inch wide rim.
     
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    they are p195/60r14 85t....

    they are about 7.5 inches wide
     
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    im thinking of getting fender flares and cutting out the stock fenders, molding in the flares

    i want to get a body kit neway,so they will look good i think with the mugen back bumper, r33 front and mugen sides, all but the fenders available on bodykits.com

    ne way yeah thats my idea.
     
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    It's all about the offset... you can fit 14x7.5 wheels with the correct offset on an EF.
     
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    ok so based on this, i think i need to find new wheels with a zero offset, and mine have a positive. now, i have not noticed a problem with my handling, so is it ok if i just get fender flares and i cut out my current fenders, or are there things i cant notice that are taking place that may cause a problem?
     
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    Honda wheels are typically +40 to +45mm offset for a 15x6. If you're rubbing your fenders now, you'll want more positive offset than you have now- that will pull your wheels in toward the inside of the car more. Give Tire Rack a call or take your car to a wheel/tire shop so they can spec out a proper size wheel for your setup.
     
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