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Old 09-09-2002, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default how does it feel when your tires are rubbing?

i just recently got 235/40/17 yoko avs intermediates on my wrx. and whenever im making a turn it seems to be a lil more stiff. maybe cuz its the handling improvement? also when im breaking to a complete stop my car seems to be shifting to the left or the right..does that mean the balance of my wheels is not correcT? it is also hard for me to just go straight, seems like my alignment is off. maybe its just that im not used to these wide wide tires. but please help? thankss.
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Old 09-09-2002, 07:23 PM   #2
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Your subject didnt match your post!

Anyways, if you car pulls to one side when breaking most commonly it will either be an alignment problem or that one of the calipers has seized on the pin so more force is applied to one side.

If you tires rub you will easily be able to see the marks where they have touch, even it its for a split second. Normally the entire well will have a light dirt cover while the rubbed spot will be cleaner and shiny.
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Old 09-09-2002, 08:22 PM   #3
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This is the second 235/40R17 question recently. What's the width of the wheels you're using? If you look up Yokohama's literature, you'll find that the approved rim width is 8.0-9.5in. Is your wheel wide enough? I ask because I don't see many 17x8 wheels out there for Subarus.

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Old 09-11-2002, 01:14 AM   #4
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the size of my rims are 8.5x17. i got my tires from tire rack and the person i talked to said there wouldnt be any rubbing. i dont think there is rubbing..but sometimes i feel a little restricted when trying to make turns. i dont know what the main problem for that would be though. thanks for the posts though.
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Two things:

1. The "pull" you feel when coming to a stop might just be the tires following ruts on the street. It takes a little while to get used to, but nothing out of ordinary. Your alignment might not be wrong.

2. What offset are your wheels? With a 8.5" wheel, if the offset is not low enough, your tire might be rubbing against the strut. If it's too low, then it might be rubbing the lip of the fender. Check for rubber mark on those areas.

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the offset of my wheels are 45. yea i thought it just was something that i might have to get used to...just wanted to make sure. but should i check to see if its an alignment problem? thanks
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How long have you had your car? How many miles on the stock tires? Any uneven wear on those? Switching wheels/tires will not affect your alignment.

But of course, getting an alignment is always a good thing.

BTW, the outside wall of your tire has been pushed 25mm outward, compared to stock wheels/tires - with your tires and offset. It's possible that you might be rubbing the fender. See if you have any rubber there. Or have a friend observe while you take some hard corners to see if there's smoke.

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