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Old 06-20-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default Wheel/fender gap question

I noticed that on Subarus the wheel gap (gap between tire and fender) is normally much larger in the front than in the rears.

Is this because the suspension system has to compensate for the heavy front end? I just find that it looks kinda funny with the nose up.

I just installed coilvers and set it to have the front with a larger gap than the back just to follow factory type of specs. 2 finger spacing in the back and 4 in the front.

Though I am now thining of changing that and going with a equal height int he back and front or possile 3 in the back and like 2 in the front for a bit of a more aggressive stance.

I'm really just wondering if it would be deterimental to do so?


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Old 06-21-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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bump for some input if possible

thanks again
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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The front fenders are cut higher - if you set it so they 'look' even you will actually be raking the car forward - which may be detrimental to the car's handling in itself depending on other factors such as your F/R roll stiffness. You will also need to take into account shock travel and the effect on steering geometry.

Bottom line - unless you only care about looks, don't use looks to set up coilovers.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:30 AM   #4
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mmm....for info on height adjustment etc...


That might help you out...
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