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Wheel and tire clearance

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by 94ExVTEC, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. 94ExVTEC

    94ExVTEC Junior Member

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    Ok, to start out i have a 94 civic ex coupe. I have Eibach springs on it which lower it about 1.5 inches. The problem is i had some Fittipladi 15's with 195/50 tires but i got a really good deal on some 17's with tires ($650 for set of Excel Radius wheels and Ventus HR-II tires), and now the front rubs some mainly because i went up 2 inches in rim size and went to a 215/45 tire. I was able to roll the back fender wells so it wouldn't rub but i have a problem with the front. During normal driving i dont have problems but when i drive down a road with curves fast the body roll causes the front to rub or if i hit a bump large enough, but it's only rubbing on the plastic on the inner fender well. I cant just take the plastic out because i have an AEM Cold Air Intake and i would hydro-lock in the rain. Should i move down to a 205/40 tire, get stiffer suspension, modify the fender well, or do something else? :blink:
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    raise it, or buy wheels that fit the car.
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    hydro lock is highly improbable(sp?)
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Snap up some 205/40 or 215/40 and you won't rub nearly as much. Toss those 45 series, they don't belong on civics.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    17s dont belong on civics
     
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    :shrug: Whatever floats your boat. I've got 17s and I like them overall.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I've got my eyes on a certain set of 17s... but they're crazy expensive.

    215/45/17 is way too big for any Civic from 88-00. Get new tires.
     
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    I could snap a set of Centerline Forged 17s.... for a couple hundred frogs. Thinkin about it...
     
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    I had a problem with 215/40/17s rubbing from body roll on my civic. I went with 205/40/17 and havent had a problem since then.
     
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