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New Tires Rubbin' (Options?)

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by CAFROG, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    I just put 205 50 r15 with a +45 offset 6 inch rim. It is close to the fender well but seems okay.
    But when I am turning kinda sharp (90 degree in a parking lot) and the suspension flexes on a bump...I here the rub.
    I 'think' its rubbing on the inner fender well. I know I can take them out but I was wondering if anyone trimmed them?
    Or just took the center plastic screw out?
    I know I can have the fenders rolled but seems crazy with LS Mesh and 205's.
    seems like lots of EG's can run that set up. I'm only tucked a little tiny bit
     
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    If its hitting the factory plastic fender liners, you can heat that area up with a heat gun and massage it a little for better clearance. That only really works if its barely rubbing though, you won't get very much movement.
     
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    should have went w/ a 195/50.. its the factory size.. and a tad smaller in diameter
     
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    what do you have for suspension?
     
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    I know....I kick myself for not getting 195/50's.
    I think I am rubbing on the plastic screw thats at the top of the tire. I also felt another hole
    that is a few inches from the top screw. I am going to mess with it tomorrow and see what
    relocating the screw does. If it works, it will give me a little extra room. It only rubs for a
    split second when the springs compress from a bump when making a hard turn.

    Thanks guys
     
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    I have 2-1/4" Neuspeed race springs that are well settled
    KYB shocks and camber kits. I'll take a picture tomorrow
     
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    just pull the front wheels off and inspect inside.. if its rubbing you'll see where it rubs
     
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    No wear yet. They're brand new tires and I have only rubbed 4-5 times so far.
     
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    Sounds like you screwed up. 215 on a 6 inch wide wheel? wtf?

    Raise the car about 1/4", that'll fix the problem.
     
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    Read again.....205
     
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    And read the part about my suspension being old school neuspeeds....not adjustable
     
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    How many miles on the shocks?

    In how many miles have you rubbed only 4 or 5 times?

    The only reason a setup like that would rub is because something is bottoming out/too low.
     
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    give yourself another degree of camber if you can. it will likely clear the rub if its hitting on top
     
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    My shocks probably have 20-30K on them.....I can tell they're getting a little tired from how they felt new.
    Just don't feel like buying new ones right now (b/c I would just buy good coil-overs and that's $$$)

    I've already spent well over $3K in the last few months (with the new swap and blah blah blah)
     
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    Then enjoy your rub.
     
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    im suprised you rub really. there are a lot of people running 205/50s that are pretty slammed with no problems.

    i know my car is 2.5" down from stock height and i dont rub. but when i used to have 16s with a lower offset and 205/45s i did slightly rub the fender liner.
     
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    I am surprised that I am rubbing too. I've seen lots of guys roll around lower then me with 205's. Its common on EG's. Its only slightly rubbing and I think if i try to either melt the plastic back (like phyregod said) or take the center plastic screw out might help too. Its not a big deal b/c the rubbing is minimal but would rather not have any rubbing at all.
     
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    most guys i know with 205's slightly roll their fenders.
     
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    i wasnt talking about on the tires.. i was talking about inside the fender well.. you'll see where the tire rubbed something off..
     
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    Ah....I get it. I will look into that today. I'm heading out of town but will check it when I get a hold of a jack. It doesn't rub at all driving down the road under suspension flex....so I guess it could be worse
     
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