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Old 06-13-2019, 08:30 AM
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I recently purchased RPF1 SBC’s with tires and I need some advice.
It’s a staggered setup:
17x8 +45 with 245/40/17
17x9 +45 with 255/40/17

I’m experiencing rubbing from what I believe is from the front. I have Eibach 1’ lowering springs on. I know that the front is too thick on the tire so my question is what can do I to prevent rubbing? Would dropping the tire size to 225 solve the issue? I’m trying to keep away from rolling fenders but will do it if needed.
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Why did you think you wouldn't need to roll the fenders with those wheels? They 100% need to be for that setup even with the 225. Not sure why you went with the 245 in front on an 8 inch wide wheel. You need much higher offsets if you don't want to roll the fenders. Being lowered is making it worse as well.
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They came with the Enkeis. I bought it used with the tires already on. So your advice would be to roll my fenders even when going to a 225? I read on a couple of forums that people got away with not rolling on a +45.

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They came with the Enkeis. I bought it used with the tires already on. So your advice would be to roll my fenders even when going to a 225? I read on a couple of forums that people got away with not rolling on a +45.
Yeah. They didn't roll the fenders themselves. The tire rolled the fender for them...
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Yes roll the fenders. Or sell those wheels and buy OEM wheels or a higher offset aftermarket wheel like the PF01. If you were at stock height you might get away with not rolling the fenders but it wouldn't looks very good. Lowered you 100% need to roll the fenders before the tire catches a fender lip and damages it.
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Yes roll the fenders. Or sell those wheels and buy OEM wheels or a higher offset aftermarket wheel like the PF01. If you were at stock height you might get away with not rolling the fenders but it wouldn't looks very good. Lowered you 100% need to roll the fenders before the tire catches a fender lip and damages it.
Im going from OEM to these. Looks like I’m rolling fenders unless someone says otherwise haha
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Running a 215/45/17 on the front would not require work. A 225/45/17 will fit in most cases, especially with only a 1" drop. Only issue would be during hard compression at close to full lock since the eibach springs are fairly soft, so they will allow a lot of compression. I ran a 225/45/17 on a 17x8+48 for years with no issue and only around -1 to -1.5 camber.
No matter what size tire you run in the rear you will have to roll and relocate the rear tab.
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Sorry I have to disagree. The fronts are always a higher risk because the wheel turns which makes it easier for the tire to grab the fender. A narrower tire lowers the chance of damage but there is still risk. You got lucky with those wheel specs and a 225 without any issues though the roads in AZ are far better than they are here in Seattle. Much flatter there. That plays an important part as well if you have to deal with a lot of steeper driveways or crap roads the risk is greatly increased.
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Honestly rolling fenders is a lot less big of a deal than it seems. The best advice i can give is to find someone who can do it properly and has photographic evidence of proof of his work. if he has done it on his own car then even better. there are ways to get fenders rolled and to keep the OEM look. I'm running a set of wheels 17x9.5 +41 and my fenders are rolled. I'm running 245/40/17 all around and have ZERO rubbing issues. I'm dropped probably 1.5"

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