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My car is lowered .75 inches and I still rub with a conservative wheel setup

 
Old 01-07-2019, 01:12 PM
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Have you been able to confirm where you are rubbing? Sometimes people actually rub on the frame rail side of the fender liner.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:15 PM
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Hi, apologies for the very late reply. I've been busy lately.

I did see tire marks on the inner fender, and also see tire marks on the area right next to the fender lip.

I now rub when I hit bumps and when I brake. Could it be the suspension bushings?
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:12 PM
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Update: I pulled my fenders a bit and it still rubs. I also now rub under braking and on some bumps. In addition to that, I now hear a clunking/knocking noise occasionally when I steer. Any clue what went wrong?

I also looked under my fender, and saw tire marks at the frame rail (inner), and the area right next to where the fender lip is supposed to be (outer).

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Old 02-08-2019, 07:22 AM
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my only guess is that your front subframe has shifted, but even then that must have been a massive shift. Have you cehcekd your subframe bolts? Can you share some pics of your setup and areas that are rubbing? You should not be rubbing anywhere especially with such a conservative setup. What wheels are you using? Advan rgd? I have a very similar sized wheel up front with wider tires and have no rubbing even with a 260lbs passenger on an autox course...fenders are not rolled.
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Originally Posted by Carbon Blue View Post
my only guess is that your front subframe has shifted, but even then that must have been a massive shift. Have you cehcekd your subframe bolts? Can you share some pics of your setup and areas that are rubbing? You should not be rubbing anywhere especially with such a conservative setup. What wheels are you using? Advan rgd? I have a very similar sized wheel up front with wider tires and have no rubbing even with a 260lbs passenger on an autox course...fenders are not rolled.
I'll go post some pictures this weekend. I'm using Advan RSII.

That is a thing I have not checked out yet! Thanks, I'll go check it out!
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How do you know the wheel offsets? Did you measure them?
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I bought them
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I bought them
Were they market with the offset? If they are +45x8 in the front instead of +54 it would account for the problem.
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They are marketed as +54. Also, I wouldn't think offset is a problem. The other side's fender is not rolled, and yet the other side doesn't rub.
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They are marketed as +54. Also, I wouldn't think offset is a problem. The other side's fender is not rolled, and yet the other side doesn't rub.
It might make sense to measure the suspension mounting points against a reference. The manual doesn't seem to have the body and frame reference diagrams. Body shops get the Mitchell Guide and so frame machines come with the dimensions. https://www.mitchell.com/products-se...nibody-chassis

Maybe the dealer or body shop will let you take a picture of the pages (the phone cameras these days are higher resolutions than typical scanners). Or maybe a body shop will check it for a modest price.

A quick measurement would be from the 4 suspension mounting points to a point on the fender and compare left and right sides. That will require removing the wheel and tire.
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