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      08-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Rubbing when there shouldn't be - what gives?

I finally got the VMR wheels of my dreams, just to have a rude awakening with unexpected rubbing in the rear. I wondering if anyone has any similar experience or ideas.

Pre-LCI e92 stock m-sport suspension, stock alignment done by dealer about 2K before the new wheels were mounted.

front 18x8.5 et35 235/40R18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
rear 18x9.5 et33 265/35R18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The rubbing is not just where the fender bolts to the bumper - it's all along the fender wall to the highest point, and maybe a bit further towards the front. Rolling the fenders or crazy negative camber are not options for me.

I've seen these wheel specs quoted many times as perfect for the e92. Has anyone else ever found 33 offset in the rear to be too close to the fender with 265/35R18 PSS or similar?

I'm dying to solve this and get my car on the road sporting my new wheels. The only idea I have is to have the alignment confirmed again, but it still looks fine to me, and there's been no impacts to it.
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      08-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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I finally got the VMR wheels of my dreams, just to have a rude awakening with unexpected rubbing in the rear. I wondering if anyone has any similar experience or ideas.

Pre-LCI e92 stock m-sport suspension, stock alignment done by dealer about 2K before the new wheels were mounted.

front 18x8.5 et35 235/40R18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
rear 18x9.5 et33 265/35R18 Michelin Pilot Super Sport

The rubbing is not just where the fender bolts to the bumper - it's all along the fender wall to the highest point, and maybe a bit further towards the front. Rolling the fenders or crazy negative camber are not options for me.

I've seen these wheel specs quoted many times as perfect for the e92. Has anyone else ever found 33 offset in the rear to be too close to the fender with 265/35R18 PSS or similar?

I'm dying to solve this and get my car on the road sporting my new wheels. The only idea I have is to have the alignment confirmed again, but it still looks fine to me, and there's been no impacts to it.
We haven't seen fitment issues with those specs before.
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