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Old 04-21-2001, 06:15 PM   #1
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Angry RE730's and Tein Medium springs Rub rub rub!

I just got RE730's in 205/55/16 (stock size) and they rub against the under fender plastic bits.

I removed the front ones, and now there is no problem, but the back ones rub too, so I am going to remove them.

Just thought I would let you all know in case you do the same someday.
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Old 04-22-2001, 07:48 AM   #2
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Update - removed the rubber fender lining from the rear and they STILL rub!

So I tried to roll the fenders, which resulted in much paint chipping and falling off from the under-side of the lip, but I still have rubbing.

Anyone have a good technique for rolling fenders? I jammed a lead pipe in there (which is about how much clearance I have between the wheel and fender since it's lowered) which worked so-so.

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Old 04-22-2001, 10:27 AM   #3
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Do you have the stock rims? If not, what offset are your wheels?
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Old 04-22-2001, 02:49 PM   #4
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I have posted the same thing many times, that the stock wheels with RE730's in 205/55x16 rubbed very slightly - but not enough to either wear out the rubber strip lining the fender or the tire, and they were still 1/8" off the strut.

I removed the rubber strip at the race track when the 15" VW wheels I bought off a guy with BFG-R1 race tires rubbed right through the rubber strip, and the rubbing was completely gone with the RE730's ever since.

How is your alignment? Maybe you don't have enough negative camber in the rear?

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Old 04-22-2001, 08:12 PM   #5
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I replaced the springs and have not aligned it. I didn't think you could adjust the camber in the rear, am I wrong? (Probably!)

And yes, they are the stock rims.

But I scored pretty darn well at the AutoX today - I actually kept up with the other Impreza's - not the usual 3-5 seconds slower!
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Old 04-23-2001, 07:20 AM   #6
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Hey RS25.com,

Which struts are you running? Stock or aftermarket?

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Old 04-23-2001, 07:57 AM   #7
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Just for reference they do NOT rub on stock suspension.

Note: I am not arguing just wanted to let other readers know.
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Old 04-23-2001, 08:39 AM   #8
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Stock struts. Which ain't the greatest with the Tein springs, but it's better than before. And the tires clear the struts just fine, BTW.

I think I am going to have to order a body hammer from JcWhitney and pound those fenders a bit!
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Old 04-23-2001, 10:11 AM   #9
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I'm running H&R/STI suspension with RE730's in 205/55R16. I get rubbing on the inner plastic cover if I hit a dip in the road during a hard turn. It isn't too bad, though. I don't remember rubbing at all with the RE-92's last year.

In the winter, with my Pilot Alpins (also stock size), I rarely got any rubbing.

The RE730's are definitely wider than the RE92's. I thought that was odd being that they are both Bridgestones...but oh, well! The RE730's grip like hell. I don't mind the occasional rubbing, and if I drive more "reserved", I'd probably never have rubbing.

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Old 04-23-2001, 11:51 AM   #10
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time to roll,
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Old 04-23-2001, 03:13 PM   #11
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That is too cool... any one in the North Bay do that?
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