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Old Aug 30, 2016, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by MinusPrevious View Post
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


Heat gun sounds like a good idea. Would it be possible to shim the liner back somehow ?
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Old Aug 30, 2016, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by maxspeed96ct View Post
Heat gun sounds like a good idea. Would it be possible to shim the liner back somehow ?
Not quite sure about shimming. I doubt there would be much room for the liner to be set back any further w/out heating
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Old Aug 30, 2016, 08:28 AM
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juat to update.
Heat gun did the trip.

Here are the before pics, you can see where it touched.
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After pics, no more rubbing. There is a metal seem behind the plastic that is extremely close but it doesn't touch. I wouldn't autocross with it but on my swift springs no more rubbing.

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Old Sep 23, 2016, 02:50 PM
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Holy crap I cant believe this thread was brought back form the dead...
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Old Sep 23, 2016, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by maxspeed96ct View Post
juat to update.
Heat gun did the trip.

Here are the before pics, you can see where it touched.
After pics, no more rubbing. There is a metal seem behind the plastic that is extremely close but it doesn't touch. I wouldn't autocross with it but on my swift springs no more rubbing.
Nice job / Appreciate the update!
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Old Dec 29, 2018, 11:01 AM
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Wish i would have read this sooner. Bought evo X wheels and put Michelin Pilot Sport tires 245 40 and get the rub. Im OCD about things so I guess i have to sell my tires with only 78 miles on them and get 235/40 or 255/35 depending on price and size per tire

anyone in socal looking to buy practically brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 245 40 with 78 miles?? got the paperwork from americas tire
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Old Dec 29, 2018, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by silverevo05 View Post
Wish i would have read this sooner. Bought evo X wheels and put Michelin Pilot Sport tires 245 40 and get the rub. Im OCD about things so I guess i have to sell my tires with only 78 miles on them and get 235/40 or 255/35 depending on price and size per tire

anyone in socal looking to buy practically brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 245 40 with 78 miles?? got the paperwork from americas tire
All is not lost. Where are you getting the rub, exactly?

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Old Dec 29, 2018, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by silverevo05 View Post
Wish i would have read this sooner. Bought evo X wheels and put Michelin Pilot Sport tires 245 40 and get the rub. Im OCD about things so I guess i have to sell my tires with only 78 miles on them and get 235/40 or 255/35 depending on price and size per tire

anyone in socal looking to buy practically brand new Michelin Pilot Sport 245 40 with 78 miles?? got the paperwork from americas tire
Check for loose fender liners. I can't imagine you would be anywhere CLOSE to rubbing just by moving to a 245 tire.
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Old Dec 31, 2018, 10:08 PM
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Rubbing mainly on driverside front liner. Mainly on hard right lock so the liner part closest to the headlight near the outside part
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Old Dec 31, 2018, 10:56 PM
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Sounds like the liner isn't positioned correctly.
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Old Jan 3, 2019, 11:46 AM
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Sounds like the liner isn't positioned correctly.
Triple checked and all is wheel, plus car runs straight.
Thats what i thought too about 245/40 since everyone says to just put in EXO X wheels and tires with no prob.
The only difference is that the Michelin 245/40 are a little taller but then I read threads like this one about having probs with 245/40 just like mine and am curious if people just cut their fender liners or not care about rub etc
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Old Jan 3, 2019, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by silverevo05 View Post
Triple checked and all is wheel, plus car runs straight.
Thats what i thought too about 245/40 since everyone says to just put in EXO X wheels and tires with no prob.
The only difference is that the Michelin 245/40 are a little taller but then I read threads like this one about having probs with 245/40 just like mine and am curious if people just cut their fender liners or not care about rub etc
Depends on how severe the rub is. If its only at lock positions, we usually just let the tire burn through the liner.

The heat gun method is good to try for sure. That 40 series tire combined w/a lower ride height is the cause. Curious how low you are? If you dont have a least 2 fingers worth of clearance between the top of the tire & the front fender, you may want to consider cranking up on the coilovers (doing that will change your toe settings!)

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stock ride height
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Old Jan 4, 2019, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by silverevo05 View Post
stock ride height
Well, the issue boils down the this:
  • The 18" wheel w/the 40 series tire
  • The +38 offset which positions the tire deep in the well, in contact w/the inner liner at lock positions
My front liners are destroyed / modified. Its important to keep the upper liners,in place, in the well. There are important electrical harnesses that run above both front liners
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