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Old 12-17-2008, 02:23 AM   #1
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I've got 235's on my '06 and I have a slight tire rub on my struts. Thinking about getting some 5mm spacers. I also have some Cobb springs waiting to be installed but haven't got around to doing em. Will this make my problem worse? Should a 5mm spacer solve it? Are there certain brands I should consider? Also will this effect my lugs? Stock 17x7's FYI. Did a quick search but couldn't turn up anything definitive. Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:25 AM   #2
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you are using the wrong size tire....they shouldnt rub and you shouldnt need a spacer

I had WIDE-WIDE 235/40's on my car and didnt come close to rubbing

if you have 235/45 on it, they are too tall....camber bolts may be cheaper than spacers


also....avoid the cobb springs....they are 'slammer springs' and these cars dont 'slam' well.....BAD idea
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....hate to say it, but you were warned about this possibility already:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...3#post24713253
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I knew I might rub from the get go. The fact is that I do and it's very minimal. So, back to the question. Can someone help?? And plz don't tell me to get new tires (235/40/17).
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buy spacers, they are like 8.00 or some crap for slip ons
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I believe Scotty gave you one of the only other options. ....dialing out some of your negative camber. Springs shouldn't have an affect on the clearance between the strut and tire (assuming the car is re-aligned as needed). You will need camber bolts though for the rear. ....which (as Scotty pointed out) may be cheaper than spacers. Just be aware that you are doing all of this simply to make a tire that was made for a 8" - 9.5" wide wheel fit on your 7" OEMs.
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I knew I might rub from the get go. The fact is that I do and it's very minimal. So, back to the question. Can someone help?? And plz don't tell me to get new tires (235/40/17).
you dont need new tires...you need new WHEELS

235/40 is too wide for a 17x7 the minimun recommended width for 235/40 is 8"
....but they shouldnt rub in any event

I have them on 17x7.5 with MORE negative camber and mine dont rubthe struts

you have something wrong there....bent lateral links or something

check all your tires....make sure they are all the same size
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