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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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Rubbing on 17x8s?

I have an Eibach 1.2" drop, 17x8 rims with 215/50 Bridgestones on a 00 AV6. The tires are at 42 psi. I am scraping when I am braking no matter the speed and when I turn the wheel. I see where the wheel is rubbing.
Should this be happening? Should I increase the pressure to have more clearance?
Anyone else running 50 series and rubbing?

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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #2
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lol with a 1.2 drop i dont think its possible to rub front. wut u mean ur scraping when ur braking...???
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Old August 30th, 2009, 08:14 AM   #3
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^^ I think he means when he hits the brakes, the front of the car dips and the front tires rub. I agree...it's weird that you're rubbing with a 1.2" drop...but really you just have to get lower profile tires...maybe a 215/45...you'd get about 1cm more clearance...which should be enough.
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Ha, that's what I meant, rubbing. It's the right plus size and the TL's run the same size so it should've been fine. Just wondering if any AV6ers on 50 series are having the same issue.
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i've run 235/45/17 in front with a 1.5 inch drop with no problems. The tire profile height of the 235/45 is about the same 215/50. Are you sure it's the tires that are rubbing and not something else?

I'm currently on 225/45 in front and i'm dropped 3 inches from stock and i don't rub. I'm on 17X8+45 btw.
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Higher offset like above +42 will not rub

My Works were 17x8 rear +35 offset and my tire size is 215/50/17, wow and that crap rubbed in the back all day long, but I semi rolled my rear fenders and they stopped until I lowered it more.

But now my fenders are about 90% rolled and I shouldnt have a problem. If I had lower profile tires 40 or 45 series, then I would put my works back on again
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Old August 30th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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i run 225 45 17 on an 8.5 et 25 in the front. theyre not rolled.

im dropped too lol. no problems.

are you sure its not the fender linings?
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215 on an 8" wheel would be a stretch. like what dtown said...i bet the issue is with the offset of his wheels
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215 on an 8" wheel would be a stretch. like what dtown said...i bet the issue is with the offset of his wheels
not thaaaat much of a stretch =P
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Old August 31st, 2009, 10:38 AM   #10
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42 psi WTF?

That's tremendously too high unless you're on the track.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 07:24 PM   #11
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The rubbing I see is on fender linings on the inside, not the outside. If I get any offset, I'd end up with rubbing on the outside.

That's the psi that I got from TireRack when they sent it to me.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:11 PM   #12
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I can understand a bit since it's a slight stretch of a 215 tire onto an 8" width.
But I dunno, 42 still sounds too high to me.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 08:25 PM   #13
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lol.. I laugh at this thread.
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whats the offset?

from my experience an 8" wheel the lowest offset that will clear is 45(04 TL wheels)

ps 42 psi is way to much... u go any higher ur going to be in for a bad experience when you hit a bad pothole or bump
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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:03 AM   #15
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^^ I don't think the base 3G TL wheels are 8" wide.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 08:18 AM   #16
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i've run 235/45/17 in front with a 1.5 inch drop with no problems. The tire profile height of the 235/45 is about the same 215/50. Are you sure it's the tires that are rubbing and not something else?

I'm currently on 225/45 in front and i'm dropped 3 inches from stock and i don't rub. I'm on 17X8+45 btw.
you don't rub with the 235/45R17 in the front!?
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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:28 AM   #17
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^^ I don't think the base 3G TL wheels are 8" wide.
they are 8 inches

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you don't rub with the 235/45R17 in the front!?
yup, my drop was weak though. I rubbed after i slammed my car so i switched to 225/45. I don't know how the hell icyaccord fit 255/40 in there. lol
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 11:51 AM   #18
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Interesting. So is it just the offset that makes the TL and TL-S wheels different? Or are they the same spec just different design?

I have 215/45s up front on the TL-S wheels and I still rub sometimes. I have 235/45 in the back and they don't rub...but that's because I folded the fender lip in.
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i got 225 45 18 with 18 x 8 wheels + 45 offset no rub

I have tein SS and it's lowered about 2-2.5 up front when I had the suspension at the softest it rubbed how I have it at 20 /25 no rub

get harder suspension
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they are 8 inches



yup, my drop was weak though. I rubbed after i slammed my car so i switched to 225/45. I don't know how the hell icyaccord fit 255/40 in there. lol
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I dropped the car a quarter of an inch, I hate running finger gaps.
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Just checked the offset on the rims, 50mm and they're all at 32psi. Still no reason why they would rub on the inside lining...
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Hey guys, sorry to revive this but I have a question, and this thread seems as good a place as any to ask it.

Some wheels popped up on my local forum, and I was thinking about picking them up. I don't know anything about wheel fitment though, so here are the specs.. maybe you guys could fill me in on what I might need to do to get them to fit right.

Wheel specs are 17x8 +35 offset, tires are 215/45/17.
Suspension-wise, I'm on stock struts and Eibach Prokit springs (~1.5" drop).
The roads are pretty bad here in Winnipeg, but so far I haven't rubbed with my stock EX-V6 alloys and 205/40/16 tires.

How do you think these will fit on a 6th gen coupe?
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Old October 7th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #23
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it will fit.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 03:26 PM   #24
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Old October 8th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #25
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What about the offset? I dont want the wheels to stick out past the fender..
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Old October 8th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #26
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offset is good and it will not stick out past the fenders front or rear.

I have +36 offset 17x8 rear with some thick tires and the tires rubbed onto the fender since i had a 215/50/17 tire lulz.

215/45/17 is good enough
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Old October 8th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #27
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Thanks for the info!
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Old October 28th, 2009, 11:44 AM   #28
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My winter tires are 27s and they did the same thing so I took a sledge to both of the wheel wells and it got rid of almost all of the rubbing.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 10:00 AM   #30
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get some 45 or 40 series tires with a 5mm spacer, you'll be fine.
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