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Tire rubbing with rolled fenders!

Discussion in 'Suspension Modifications' started by Bdubbs, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    I'm at a loss here. I just did some data logging and doing a 3rd gear pull at a measly 3k rpms I have the passenger side tire rubbing. I rolled the fenders about a month ago because of this. I rolled them from about 10 to 1 o'clock or so. I was told that most of the rubbing is farther back towards the rear bumper.

    Anything else I should look for? Only does it on passenger side.

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  2. Eatonualive281

    Eatonualive281 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    what springs do you run?
     
  3. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    H&R race springs all iso's in place. I've run these r888 tires 305/35 on saleen 18x10's in the past with zero issues.
     
  4. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    I'm actually getting to the point of selling my TF wheels and just buying some AFS cobra wheels. Maybe go back to a 17" for more sidewall.
     
  5. jwcobra03

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    Brady, does the right wheel stick out further than left? Sure appears to be sticking out pass the top of the fender quite a bit. Could just be the angle of the pic though. Nice looking car you have there :rockon:
     
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    wheels are nice, sucks about the issues your having with the rubbing, is it a offset issue?
     
  7. Bdubbs

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    Think it's just the angle, but I'll look again.

    Steve told me it's the common fender flush offset. I do know I rolled the fender quite a bit in on passenger side. It's never rubbed on driver's side.
     
  8. Bdubbs

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    I'll post up more pictures shortly.
     
  9. Bdubbs

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    Here you can see some of the fender area that's rolled.
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  10. blue93bolt

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    I ruined a 275 pro radial rubbing on my passenger side I still haven't figured out, it actually rubbed the top portion of the bumper cover on mine

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  11. Eatonualive281

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    yeah. same thing happened to me as well. i hit a substantial bump with my mt drag radials and i caught the tire. never happened before. fenders rolled and everything. same springs. very very frustrating indeed
     
  12. Bdubbs

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    Yeah can't even enjoy the car.
     
  13. 94slowbra1

    94slowbra1 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That sucks man. I rolled my fenders pretty good and since it very rarely rubs. My car is also lower than yours, h&r sports with no isos. Also run a 315 on an 11" TF fender flush wheel. Maybe the IRS isn't centered? I contacted Bruce about this and there isn't a whole lot than can be done like a solid axle car. I'd try rolling them more, all the way to where the rear bumper meets. Go from there
     
  14. Bdubbs

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    I have them rolled up quite a bit. And pretty much have them rolled to the rear bumper. This is why I initially wanted 18x10's. I'll likely set these aside, maybe use them for shows. Or sell them.
     
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    Is your suspension, shock, bushing in good shape? Like the other said the IRS might not be centered.

    I know that my MM CO will be stiffer then your H&R spring, but look at my last year setup, alot lower and pretty much the same offset and it rubbed only over big bumps (I know its the driver side, but in my case both side were not rubing that much).

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  16. Woody6799

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    I would switch to rear coils with a stiffer spring rate. Then you can get it dialed in.
     
  17. Bdubbs

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    How do I verify if my shocks are in good condition? I never gave coilovers much thought, I wouldn't even know what to look for.
     
  18. Woody6799

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    If I remember right your car had about 40k on it right? Your shocks should be fine. I would just call up MM and talk about a coil set up. they will get you all set up with spring rates and all. They were great when I went coils up front.
     
  19. Bdubbs

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    Almost 28k on the car, thanks I may give them a call. I just would be worried about doing the whole coilovers and still have rubbing.
     
  20. R.D.P.

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    Here's the question, if you look and take pics, does the offset appear the same on both sides, or can you see that it's sticking out further on the passenger side? If it appears even it could be your shock on that side.
     

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