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      07-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Wheel/ Tire Rubbing Coils?

Hey guys,

I just finished an install of my fresh ST V1 coils. Everything seemed ok until I started hearing a whirring sound while I was driving. I went straight back to the garage and jacked up the car to see what was going on. I realized that the wheel was pretty much slammed up against the coils. I'm thinking some spacers COULD solve this? But at the same time, I'm nearly rubbing the fenders at only et35. I can barely stick my fingers under the fender.

Here's what I'm running:

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19x 8.5 et 35 225/35/19 falken fk 452

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Here are some pics I took to illlustrate what's going on:







Any help is much appreciated!

Thanks!

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      07-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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19x 8.5 et 35 225/35/19 falken fk 452
What's your ride height, camber; toe? Changed caster?

Outa curiosity. Ride height may be the key to your issue - looks a titch low....
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      07-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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You could raise it the 1/2" or so it looks like you'd need to clear the tire, or run a 5mm or so spacer.
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how would u rate the install on coils?
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run a spacer seems as a cheaper way without destroying the appearance
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You're probably too low, I have st coils and my front fender is just a tad lower behind the tire. I'm on 225/18/40 et 28, so it probably needs a raise but try spacer too. Do it before it settles down more.
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Thanks for all the help guys! I'll be giving the spacers a shot soon.

Here's a photo of my height. Didn't adjust anything other than the coils itself:
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Thanks for all the help guys! I'll be giving the spacers a shot soon.

Here's a photo of my height. Didn't adjust anything other than the coils itself:
Yeah you're lower than me, bring it up just above the tire, you'll be ok too.
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omgah i cant believe your rim lip is exposed like that! watch out for those curbs.
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