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Old 04-26-2007, 05:49 PM   #1
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well the rear is rubbing with my 235's so i decided to raise the rear a bit

when i went to adjust them i put them on the same thread (on the coilover shaft) so they matched but one side was heigher than the other. what could be causing this?

in other words one side went up when i adjusted them but the driver side still rubbed


edit: i went to raise it even more and it sill rubbed... im 5 threads higher than the opposite side too, and still rubbing
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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What alignment and what coilovers with what spring rates?
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:10 PM   #3
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What alignment and what coilovers with what spring rates?

allignment is close to stock
fn01r-c 17X8 235 45 17's coilovers are tein ss-p 5k f and 5k r

they all go up and down fine, but the rear drivers side if i try to raise the ride height im afraid that it will be too different from the passenger rear. seems like it doesnt wanna go up like the passenger side did.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:16 PM   #4
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different corner weight = different ride height
Look at any stock vehicle and the corners will be a slightly different heights.

Since you have coilovers you can adjust ride height for correct corner weights (corner balancing), or you can adjust for aesthetics so ride height is visually even all around (at the cost of optimal handling).
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:56 PM   #5
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different corner weight = different ride height
Look at any stock vehicle and the corners will be a slightly different heights.

Since you have coilovers you can adjust ride height for correct corner weights (corner balancing), or you can adjust for aesthetics so ride height is visually even all around (at the cost of optimal handling).
i did adjust it, but it wont go up for some reason, i keep turning and turning it and it wont go up....im just trying to make it stop rubbing, ill take it in for an allignment tomorow

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Old 04-26-2007, 11:35 PM   #6
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Stock alignment + wide wheels + not that stiff springs + lowering... it isn't totally surprising that there is some rub there. Changing any of those things should help, I would think
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He'd have to be really low to be rubbing on 235's.
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Are you rubbing on the fender liner or the fender lip?
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check your coilover. maybe the threads on the bottom piece (the bottom section that bolts to the hub) are stripped. jack up that corner, remove the strut bolts, and make sure the bottom bracket spins freely up and down on the shoock body. if it spins, but doesn't go up or down, the threads are stripped. if the threads are ok, you should be able to totally unscrew the bottom piece from the shock and inspect it.
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