Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday September 15, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Legacy Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-26-2000, 08:59 PM   #1
byroll01
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 611
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Saratoga Springs NY
Vehicle:
'05 E55 AMG
GetADomTune.com

Question Anyone getting bad wheel rub on lowered Legacy's?

I lowered my '97 GT sedan,last August, about an inch or so with Tein struts and springs. This year I have much stickier tires and I'm a much better driver and I'm getting my frint tires rubbing on my inner fender lips. I have the Impreza 16x7 +53 offset wheels and the stock size 205/55-16 tires. It was the worst at the last auto-x. After one run I looked at my tire and said "holy @#$*!" what cut my tire like that? It ended up being my inner fender lip and I had to bend it back in with my fingers before my next run.
I really don't have my car lowered much(I still stare at it and wish it was lower) but I now ride with the settings on the stiffest. Is it possible that the struts "settled" after almost a year?
Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks
Byron O'Hara
1997 Legacy GT
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
byroll01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2000, 10:19 PM   #2
GTMAN
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 480
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Vehicle:
1998 Legacy GT Wagon

Have a Nice Day?

Man, sorry to hear that. Must be them Impreza wheels...but thats strange. I have my GTWgn lowered 1.8f/1.5r and I'm fortunate to say I dont rub. But I have stock wheels though. Ive gone over some nasty bumps during high speed 90deg turns and thought I rubbed, but never have so far.

I really dont know what to say.....may be alignment?

With my car lowered so much, I'm hesitant on going with larger/wider wheels - there is not much room for the wheel and tire as it is.

Good Luck
GTMAN
GTMAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2000, 12:43 AM   #3
PaulN
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 566
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Sussex, UK
Vehicle:
1994 Legacy GTB
Green

Post

Byron,

Wasn't quite sure which post to answer

I have a GTB Wagon, I have coilovers fitted alround with the standard GTB 17*7 wheels and 215/45zr17 Goodyear F1s.

When I fitted the coilovers I had to space the rear wheels out 5mm to prevent the tyres rubbing on the lower spring seats, but they still don't rub on the arches and the car is very low at the moment.

Paul
www.nebbs.com
PaulN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2000, 06:44 AM   #4
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Post

my car is LOW... too low...

but the tires don't rub... at all...

er... the mudflaps do tho especially at high speed corners... sccccrrrraaaapppee!!

must be your wheels... as has been said...

j.
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2000, 07:51 AM   #5
PaulN
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 566
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Sussex, UK
Vehicle:
1994 Legacy GTB
Green

Post

Jamie

Too Low!!!!!!!!!

Haven't you put the coilovers on yet

Byron

What camber are you running, less understeer with more negative camber and less likely to rub on the fenders

Paul



[This message has been edited by PaulN (edited June 27, 2000).]
PaulN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2000, 06:44 AM   #6
Subie Gal
GC84Ever
Super Moderator
 
Member#: 301
Join Date: Sep 1999
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: WA
Vehicle:
1970 FF-1 & '70 Van
02 WRX/01 RS

Post

coilovers??

sure Paul... where's my check? i'll go get them today!! hehehehe!!
Subie Gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone know where I can get a wheel bearing on a Sunday? URGENT brianmcd Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 14 03-02-2008 06:20 PM
Will my wheels rub with lowering springs? bolderer Tire & Wheel 4 08-10-2006 03:51 AM
Anyone experience coilover spring rubbing on aftermarket wheel/tire setups? caterpill Tire & Wheel 6 03-24-2006 05:01 AM
will 18" wheels rub on my 99GT sedan? scubaroo99 Legacy Forum 23 04-18-2005 06:31 PM
Do RS wheels rub on a stock GT? RoundtheBend Legacy Forum 3 05-23-2001 02:03 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.