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Old 07-06-2002, 07:37 PM   #1
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Angry Damn...rear UUC springs rub on my sedan

Well, I've lived with my UUC springs for a little over a week and yesterday, got some rubbing issues This was the first time I had anyone in the rear seats and only had one person, on the passenger rear side. But it was enough to hear and feel the rear tires rub only when I accelerated. The ass end goes down and rub-a-dub they go!
It's a shame, because I like the front, not too low just enough, but I guess I'm going to have to swap them out for something else.
Can you run stock rears with aftermarket fronts?! Because my rear stock ones actually weren't that bad. But I don't know if this would work or hold up.
So if I can't/shouldn't use my stock rears, then I'll probably have to search for H&R race, Eibach, Intrax or something else...
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Are your fenders rolled Nick?
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Old 07-06-2002, 07:53 PM   #3
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Ouch, that's not good to hear. Hmmm...may have to roll. But yeah, I've thought about running OEM springs in the rears and just changing out the front with aftermarkets. Don't know if anyone is running this kind of setup, or I wonder how the ride is with this kind of setup.
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Old 07-06-2002, 08:35 PM   #4
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No, they are not...Should I look into this solution first perhaps?! Thank you
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Old 07-06-2002, 09:29 PM   #5
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What size tires??

I have 255/35-18's in back. All was fine with the stock suspension. Installed Eibach pro kit springs & shocks. Rubbed like mad. Had to get the fender lips rolled to fix it. Don't think anyone's had this happen with 235's though fyiw.

It's a drag.
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Dont get rid of the suspension yet, I suggest a good rolling of the fenders and what tire size are yah running?
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Old 07-06-2002, 10:06 PM   #7
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If I'm not mistakened, he's running 255/35/18 in the rear. But yeah, I'd tried rolling first before removing the springs. I might need to roll mine too. Maybe a group roll (or group MOD day) for us ATL people? Guess we'll need to fine a place, time, and tools.
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Old 07-06-2002, 11:24 PM   #8
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Dont get rid of the suspension yet, I suggest a good rolling of the fenders and what tire size are yah running?
Yup, I'm running 255/35/18 in the rear. Like Stealthwagen said, on the stock suspension with this tire size, no rubbing even with 2 fatties in the back..hehe...
Ok, I'll see what I can do come Monday and look around the ATL area. Dev, I'll let you know if I find anything! Thanks
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Yup, I'm running 255/35/18 in the rear. Like Stealthwagen said, on the stock suspension with this tire size, no rubbing even with 2 fatties in the back..hehe...
Ok, I'll see what I can do come Monday and look around the ATL area. Dev, I'll let you know if I find anything! Thanks
I simply refuse to believe you ever had 2 fatties in the back... with a ride like that, you gotta have 3 hotties in the back! Don't think you can fool me!
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as it will make a mess of your handling. Before I put my Schnitzer suspension in my 'vert I put Eibach's in the front and left the stock rear (with the sport suspension). It got really squirrely and unpredictable, and I was not able to turn sharply with any kind of confidence as it felt like the car was going to do it's own thing. If you have rubbing in the rear with 255's, you probably cannot do anything about it as it is rubbing on the metal on the inside of your fenderwell, not on the inner edge of the fenders like most cases. Either live with it, or put less agressive springs in your car. Good luck, and hope this helps!

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Old 07-07-2002, 12:02 AM   #11
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I simply refuse to believe you ever had 2 fatties in the back... with a ride like that, you gotta have 3 hotties in the back! Don't think you can fool me!

Your funny bro..Yea, never any fatties in this ride!
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If you have rubbing in the rear with 255's, you probably cannot do anything about it as it is rubbing on the metal on the inside of your fenderwell, not on the inner edge of the fenders like most cases. Either live with it, or put less agressive springs in your car. Good luck, and hope this helps!

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Thanks for the advice..Yea, I wasn't sure about mixing spring types..But in regardless to the rubbing, I think it is rubbing on the fenders..Because when I heard the noises and stopped to look, I can see on the outer most edge of the tire, faint lines/smudge marks indicating the rubbing. So maybe a fender roll might help? I dunno, but I'll talk to my bodyshop guys Monday and see what we can do
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I can see on the outer most edge of the tire, faint lines/smudge marks indicating the rubbing.
Sounds/Looks like the fender is the culprit.
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Good idea/suggestion. Would that be at the top or bottom of the spring?
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Kind of like wheel spacers but instead, it's springs spacers!

I guess the thing is...where do we get these extra rubber pieces? Old tires?
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Hmmm... FenderRollFest in NJ anyone? I got the tool, you got the cars. Would make a neat tech day, wouldn't it?

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wow this is a good idea. Too bad I rolled my fenders 2 weeks ago already.
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Nick: I found most of the rubbing

was actually my tires against the lower/back portion of the plastic wheel well liner. The rub marks were easily seen on the plastic part. I trimmed a few sq. inches away and this took care of most of the problem. :tongue: Still needed a roll job though 'cause there was some paint removed from the inside fender lip. Noise is mostly from the plastic though.

Roll Fest definitely the way to go in any case. Just good insurance.
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