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Old Apr 9, 2007, 10:53 AM
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I have 18x8 Volk GTU's with 29os and I just put 245/40/18s the other day. Wehn pulling around a parking lot(wheel locked to either side) you can hear the plastic rubbing, and when you look inside the fenderwell its EXTREMELY close, but that's the only time it has rubbed at all.
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 12:41 PM
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I have Le28n +25 offset running 255 35 18 Dunlop Sport Maxx tires with no problems. Lowered on Tein Flexx. The 255 30 save me about .7 of an inch in height.

You may have to adjust your camber and make it more negative to fix rubbing problem. Maybe you are camber and toe are off bc u should not rub.

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Old Apr 9, 2007, 12:44 PM
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I have 255/40/18's on 18x9 offset 29 and I'm rubbing the wheel well liners too.
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Isn't that particular tire and size nearly a half inch taller than the stock A046? That may contribute to the rub-a-dub.
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 02:52 PM
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Like I said Mitch, you're not rubbing your actual fender, you're rubbing the inside plastic piece, my stockers do that a little too when the plastic decides to stick out a little, either live with it or you can do what I did and I took zipties and tied the plastic inner piece back a little so now it doesn't rub.....
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Originally Posted by sekula View Post
Like I said Mitch, you're not rubbing your actual fender, you're rubbing the inside plastic piece, my stockers do that a little too when the plastic decides to stick out a little, either live with it or you can do what I did and I took zipties and tied the plastic inner piece back a little so now it doesn't rub.....
Now that's an idea worth considering....
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Beware too, though … I've heard on occasion of people wearing through the fender liner and cutting tires up on a metal lip/edge beyond the actual liner.
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 03:21 PM
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yea ^^^true, but that's only if you have some MAD rubbing issues and rub every turn, but if they are minor ones like mine and I assume mitch's too, you can just tie the inner fender liner down more so it sits farther away from the wheel...
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by sekula View Post
yea ^^^true, but that's only if you have some MAD rubbing issues and rub every turn, but if they are minor ones like mine and I assume mitch's too, you can just tie the inner fender liner down more so it sits farther away from the wheel...
Any chance you can throw up some pics?
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sekula View Post
Like I said Mitch, you're not rubbing your actual fender, you're rubbing the inside plastic piece, my stockers do that a little too when the plastic decides to stick out a little, either live with it or you can do what I did and I took zipties and tied the plastic inner piece back a little so now it doesn't rub.....
That's why I said fender well . I KNOW I'm not hitting the fender!

Pics on the way.
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 09:13 PM
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245/40's will rub. Nothing you can do about it besides go with a 235/40. 245/40's are much bigger/taller than the stock tires once you put them next to each other. I had the same issue with my CE-28's. When I bought them, they had 245/40's on them and it would rub making a turn while my car say at stock height. Plus...I think 245/40's look like *** IMO.

Get 235/40's or some 255/35's and call it a day.
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Pics up.
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 10:24 PM
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Yea, tires too tall. There about half an inch higher than stock. It will eventually rub away and not rub anymore though. I didnt know you meant it was rubbing at full lock.
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I just installed some 245/40/18 and have some rubbing aswell in the same spot.
It's minnor, and occasional but annoying .

Op what did you do to fix yours ?
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Originally Posted by maxspeed96ct View Post
I just installed some 245/40/18 and have some rubbing aswell in the same spot.
It's minnor, and occasional but annoying .

Op what did you do to fix yours ?
The 40 series tire is approx 653mm in diameter vs stock at 643mm. Thats a tall tire, but very doable. You have a few choices
Leave as is & let the tire burn its way through the liner / Take a heat gun & heat the liner area in question & gently massage it out of the way / Go to the 35 series tire
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