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Old 05-21-2007, 11:36 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

A little while back, I posted odd noises under hard cornering. I thought they were my new perrin endlinks (rear)...Well, turns out that was PART of the reason. The endlink sat really close to the sway bar and nicked it under hard cornering. Now, I realize the majority of the noise is coming from my passenger rear tire rubbing. HOw do i get rid of this? I have 18 x 7.5 buddyclubs on and although I haven't had this issue previously, I am starting to now. Are my springs starting to crap out on me? and I only experience this when cornering hard lefts. thanx

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Old 05-22-2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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rubbing on what? what's the offset on the wheels? What tire size are you running?
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:40 AM   #3
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it's rubbing that black plastic piece that lines the fenders.

225/40/18

offset is +44 i think. i'l double check later today
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:14 AM   #4
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What kind of suspension are you running, stock?
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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roll the fenders, thats about it, or get a 215 size tire....are you on stock struts, they may have blown
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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yes i'm on stock struts and espelir springs.

blown shock? just waht i need hahah
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:45 PM   #7
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i never had this issue before and the driving style hasn't changed so I think i'll just order a new set of struts lol. thanx
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Springs don't affect tire clearance.
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Springs don't affect tire clearance.
LOL.

Tell that to my 275s.
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How much rear camber do you have? Often bumping up the camber will tuck the wheel and stop rubbing. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to crank my camber for my 235's.

I hate rolling fenders. One thing I did on my Civic, when I had to roll, is fill in the creased metal under the bent lip with RTV so, it didn't collect dirt and start the fender rusting. Basically the whole bent over lip is one smooth fillet of RTV. Dirt and water just rolls over it.
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LOL.

Tell that to my 275s.
275s, whether or not you rub has nothing to do with the height or rate of the springs.
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Old 05-23-2007, 02:56 AM   #12
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i never had this rub issue until just recently. I'm pretty sure my shock is blown so it's only operating on the spring. Is there a way to check to see if it's blown? or is it all by feel?
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