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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Rubbing...any suggestions?

Okay, so I've been running the Gen coupe wheels (19x8 / 19x8.5 +35 with 235/35R19 Hankooks) for a couple days and I am having rubbing issues. Mainly in the rear.

Things I've already done:

Rear camber current at -1.5 (I have the Ingalls kit)

Rear fenders rolled flat

Rear bumper/quarter panel mounting tab trimmed and heated/pounded up as far as it will go

Rear bumper wheel well lip completely trimmed off to about 1-2" above where the rear HFP lip attaches

Raised the front 1/4" - now at 25 1/4"(seemed to stop the front from rubbing) and the rear 1/2" - now at 25" (stopped the majority of rubs but it's PA and the roads here suck and have tons of holes, dips, bumps, sharp turns, etc.)

I do not want to raise it anymore and have already made an appointment w/ Ryan for Wednesday morning to see what he can do (he owns a shop that specializes in customizations and will pull me for free) but I really don't want to pull if I don't have to; however, I want the ability to go lower w/o rubbing.

Now, I know some folks have run 9-9.5" wide wheels - what do y'all do so you don't rub while lowered? or do you rub and just deal with it?

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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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where is it rubbing?
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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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dayum you're quick, Jowell! Love it

I'm not exactly sure; I can hear it rubbing in the rear though on big bumps. I really don't think that metal frame could be rubbing as it seems to be far enough back that even if I would come all the way down on the suspension during a bump, it would completely clear the tire?

Honestly, I'm wondering if the point where the actual q-panel and rear bumper meet is what's rubbing (not the tab but on the actual exterior)? But the only way to fix that would be to pull a little...

What are your thoughts on pulling? I've heard a lot of people don't like to pull because it weakens the frame/panel. Than on the other side of the spectrum, Bimmers come with pulled/wide fenders...what to do...what to do...?
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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #4
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yup. that's where i rub as well. it'll rub away if you leave it be. but if your the type that really wants to fix things. you'll need to pull where the q and bumper meet. it's gonna be a challenge coz that part is the strongest.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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Thanks Jowell! I'm just afraid of it hurting/ruining my tires... How long did it take yours to rub away and are you running a similar setup? (8.5 +35) - it sucks because I have the perfect flush (IMO) in terms of the upper fender lip and the tire except for that dang Q & B meeting location...

So since Ryan is a professional and will pull me for free...should I ask him to pull a little? Any advice I should tell him to help it go more smoothly?
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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best advice i can give is make sure to see where it exactly rubs and go from there. since you say ryan is a pro and a custom shop. i bet he knows what to do w/ it.
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