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Old 01-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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Need a solution to my serious rubbing

Recently I lowered my car on HnR Race and put on some ssr gt3's.. rear offset is 34 and im running 275 tires.. I have shaved the inside the wheel well and it is bad. Last night I went out with my gf and her friend and she was in the back and it rubbed soo soooo bad. It was the first time I ever had somebody in my back seat. I have a sedan and the back is useless because the sounds are so bad.

so what are my solutions? get a smaller tire ? or is it maybe blown shocks? I cant really tell. from the rear it sits normal on both sides but could they still be blown?

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Old 01-31-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Remove the tire and see where exactly it rubs. Aside from fenders getting rolled, check the rubber flap on the wheel well. You can cut the part out which rubs. If you have stock shocks, then changing them to stiffer shocks (like bilstein's) will also solve this or switch to coilovers. I stongly suggest changing shocks since the stock ones are too soft and if worn will cause too much play especially with lowering springs.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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275's in back on a sedan will definitely rub with most offsets and widths. Some fender rolling and/or smaller width tires will fix it.
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275 is extremely aggressive for a sedan... I would swap the tire out for a 255 as soon as you can. Fender rolling can only cure so much and a tire being 20mm wider then it normally is recommended is definitely going to be tough.

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