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Old 07-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #1
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MASSIVE rubbing problem! HELP

Hey All,

So heres the deal. I drive a 2003 SVT Focus, silver, stock tire and wheel size and no real suspension work done to the car. About 2 weeks ago, I bought and installed Koni Orange STR.T struts and eibach sportline springs. At first, the ride was great and the stance was amazing! BUT, I now have a huge problem. The drives side outside wall of the tire is rubbing bad on any little bump on the road. Primarily it is rubbing on the section where the front bumper meets the fender....a sharp-ish piece of metal that is basically ruining my brand new Nittos. I just rolled the fenders, and im sure I need a good alignment, but for now, im not sure what to do.....put the stock front springs back on? any help would be greatly appreciated!!


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Old 07-02-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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What the heck? I've ran Sportlines and rolled my fenders and never rub with my eaps... somethings wrong..

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:08 AM   #3
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Thats what I thought as well...but literally all that was changed was the struts/shocks and the springs. The tires are new, but that doesnt mean there should be rubbing..Im not really sure what to do?
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This is a complete shot in the dark, but maybe a bad/broken sway bar end link? Let's the body roll over further?
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #5
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nothing seems out of line....but that could be the problem? I plan on swapping the front sportlines and replacing with the svt springs tomorrow...the rubbing that occurs is just tearing the crap out of my tire..
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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yeah dude you shouldn't need to roll your fenders, you prolly just need an alignment
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:41 AM   #7
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But would an alignment really do that much? The car isnt pulling any direction nor is it wearing the tires differently from what I can tell. How much difference would an alignment make?
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Alot a hole lot... I put new control arms an bearing on mine in March and killed the inside tread on my hankooks with 20k of life left in a week... car didn't even pull

Anytime u tare apart the front end I recommend an aliment.

And just an idea u could get adjustable endlinks an add "preload" to the sway bar
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So do you think a simple alignment will help with the issue im having? Or should I replace the front sportlines with the stock springs?
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