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UNCFan 10-02-2009 12:43 PM

Rubbing Issues
 
Mounted the Sport Max 002's on 205/50/16 and I had the rear fenders rolled, however I am still having rubbing issues. No idea what to do, maybe put stiffer shocks on the rear? Any other ideas?

downhiller 10-02-2009 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4568913)
Mounted the Sport Max 002's on 205/50/16 and I had the rear fenders rolled, however I am still having rubbing issues. No idea what to do, maybe put stiffer shocks on the rear? Any other ideas?

roll the fenders alittle more, get a different offset rim

Hairy325is 10-02-2009 09:29 PM

i am running the same size tire and its all about the offset of the rim, where is it rubbing the shock or the fender?

UNCFan 10-02-2009 11:56 PM

Fender, and yea my offset is 0. If I had an offset it would be fine, I believe. Downhiller, I was trying to avoid the whole rim swap =D.

_Ethrty-Andy_ 10-03-2009 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4570300)
Fender, and yea my offset is 0. If I had an offset it would be fine, I believe. Downhiller, I was trying to avoid the whole rim swap =D.

nice one! 0 offset ftw! only way to fix that is to roll/pull the gaurds some more. pics naow! are they dished or what? (sorry if you have already said.. didnt read the top of this thread)

downhiller 10-03-2009 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4570300)
Downhiller, I was trying to avoid the whole rim swap =D.

just go ahead and get some new ones, and ill get rid of the old ones. free of charge:thumbup:

_Ethrty-Andy_ 10-03-2009 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by downhiller (Post 4571872)
just go ahead and get some new ones, and ill get rid of the old ones. free of charge:thumbup:

useless to you.. ill take them :P

UNCFan 10-04-2009 12:42 AM

There set it as my sig. Yea 3" lip on those wheels.

_Ethrty-Andy_ 10-04-2009 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4572455)
There set it as my sig. Yea 3" lip on those wheels.

ask/pm fcsteve. thats what he had on his old car

fcsteve 10-04-2009 07:40 AM

its just poor suspension. your suspension allows far too much travel for how close to the wheels your fenders are.

UNCFan 10-04-2009 02:53 PM

Yep. The front suspension allows no give. The back bounces around like a seesaw. Any suggestions on what type of rear suspension I should get? Trying to keep the price rather low, however I know it is costly to work on BMW's. Someone else put the current suspension on my car before I owned it. So is there a good and accurate way to check how much the car was dropped to make sure I get the same on the new shocks?

_Ethrty-Andy_ 10-05-2009 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4573580)
Yep. The front suspension allows no give. The back bounces around like a seesaw. Any suggestions on what type of rear suspension I should get? Trying to keep the price rather low, however I know it is costly to work on BMW's. Someone else put the current suspension on my car before I owned it. So is there a good and accurate way to check how much the car was dropped to make sure I get the same on the new shocks?

post closeup pictures parallel to the road and we will be able to give you and idea. whoever said it was costly to work on BMWs has never got thier hands dirty

UNCFan 10-05-2009 04:26 PM

Ok I will try to get the pictures up tomorrow.

noexceptions325 10-06-2009 09:46 AM

rear shock are easy as cake to replace, honeslty it took me 10 minutes, most of that was getting it on my dads lift, which is a pain with my car :(

UNCFan 10-06-2009 10:58 AM

http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...1006091347.jpg
http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/...006091347a.jpg

See there is room there, I just need a stiffer rear suspension. Any suggestions?

_Ethrty-Andy_ 10-06-2009 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4578386)

See there is room there, I just need a stiffer rear suspension. Any suggestions?

thats the same height as my car so thats a 40mm drop. i used to be much lower more like 60-70mm but it was just too impractical

downhiller 10-06-2009 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4578386)
See there is room there, I just need a stiffer rear suspension. Any suggestions?

coil overs

UNCFan 10-06-2009 10:56 PM

Any specific coil overs?

fcsteve 10-06-2009 10:58 PM

Ground Control sells a conversion kit for $400

UNCFan 10-07-2009 06:04 PM

What if I just wanted to get a stiffer set of shocks? Could I make that work?

kamotors 10-07-2009 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4582361)
What if I just wanted to get a stiffer set of shocks? Could I make that work?

doesn't really work that way, get a spring with a stiffer spring rate, you'll be happy.

downhiller 10-07-2009 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4582361)
What if I just wanted to get a stiffer set of shocks? Could I make that work?

shocks really dont have a specific stiffnes, but they do have rebound control.

fcsteve 10-07-2009 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by downhiller (Post 4582630)
shocks really dont have a specific stiffnes, but they do have rebound control.

but poorly chosen spring rates in combination with harder shocks will blow them quickly.

UNCFan 10-07-2009 08:17 PM

So what do you suggest Steve? And I know it's a little late, I was reading your bronzit thread, I hope you are doing better^^.

fcsteve 10-07-2009 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by UNCFan (Post 4582658)
So what do you suggest Steve? And I know it's a little late, I was reading your bronzit thread, I hope you are doing better^^.

id suggest looking for a set of rear coilover springs with adjusters. they go for sale every now and then on the forums.

a conversion kit will give you the best result and stop your issues for sure. but it would cost you $400. and you would pretty much be buying new suspension.

im sure you have told me but what is your current spring setup ?


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