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Old Apr 8, 2007, 10:38 PM
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Volks and 245/40 rubbing inside my fender well?

I just installed my Volk LE-28N's with 245/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's; when I turn the wheel, I can even hear the tire rub the fender...what's going on? I tought I would be safe with this size tire, especially after reading all the threads with people running them? Input on how to solve the problem would be most appreciated.

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 10:55 PM
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you're not rubbing your fender i dont think at least...those should fit on a stock height car no problem....it's prob rubbing that inner plastic piece inside your fender...and also, since YOU mounted them and you don't do that usually lol, sometimes the wheel doesn't sit on the wheel hub all the way and it can be stickin out a little...
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 07:11 AM
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Thank you for your helpful reply, really....

I had two other people verify the tire is rubbing the fender well...
And I'm well aware of how to mount a tire, especially since after market wheels have no "slack" like stockers; leave your sarcasm at home.

Anyone have something constructive to add?
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I am having same issue also along with rear fender rubbing. I installed 255 40 18's rt615 tires and have stock height. I am looking into rolling my rear fenders and don't know what I am going to do with the front wheel well fenders?
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What size rim, what offset? What exactly is rubbing?
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Old Apr 9, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Show us, pictures Mitch.
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I have Advan RGII GTR face 29 offset in 18's
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Originally Posted by Evo-L View Post
What size rim, what offset? What exactly is rubbing?
18X8.5 +30 offset...a safe size.

The tire is rubbing the inside of the fender well , close to exactly the middle of it. The outisde of the tire looks like it's making the contact.
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Ur offset is probably wrong...

What are the exact measurements to your wheel/rim?
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Originally Posted by Mitchubishi View Post
18X8.5 +30 offset...a safe size.

The tire is rubbing the inside of the fender well , close to exactly the middle of it. The outisde of the tire looks like it's making the contact.
That is a safe size and offset, there should be no problem really. What fender well do you mean exactly? The front or rear? Is it rubbing the cars body in the rear, or some of the plastic liner in the front? Post a pic if you could, im not exactly following you.
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Front fender well...I'll get some pics tonight or something.
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Those size tires will rub the inside piece of plastic in the well. I am running the same size and when I make a hard corner or something it will rub for a second. I knew that going in when I made the purchase, though.

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More info please. Offset?

EDIT, I see it is a +30.
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yah they have a tendency to eat the inside plastic ... look at them carefully and you will see its prally gunna be chewed out .. Most ppl just remove them .. Im thinking of fabricating a hard plastic piece like they have in rally cars .. cause i still want that added protection from debri.
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That shouldn't be rubbing at all 245/40 with an 18X8.5 +30 is as safe as you can go, and your not lowered at all huh, that's weird I had 255/35 with a 18X9.5 +28 on the front of my car, slammed and it didn't rub, get under there again get pic if you can, please.

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