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Old 09-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #11
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This is probably a dumb-o' question, but, are lowering springs (in general) good for a daily driving Foci in a mayor City


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Old 10-01-2012, 07:38 AM   #12
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There won't be any rubbing with either Eibach Pro-Kit or the Sportlines.

They only way you could possibly rub would be running a tire that is too big.
I have some Sparco Assetto Gara's with 215/45-17's on them. The only thing I failed to understand before I bought them was that they have an offset of 45, if I recall correctly. Ever since then, I have had a terribly rub when I go around a hairpin turn or if I hit a driveway lip or bump. It's also important to note that I have like 138K miles on original springs. Only recently I have learned how bad these stockers get after "X" number of miles, but I am wondering if my rub if more associated with bad springs or that mistake I made in those Assetto Gara's? I have tried running a 205 tire on the wheels and it only seems to help somewhat.

Any help would be great help!!

Also, don't know if it helps, but I replaced the shocks, thinking it was those that were bad. So I have the KYB AGX adjustables on there. I had them put on at 86K miles.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:05 PM   #13
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I have some Sparco Assetto Gara's with 215/45-17's on them. The only thing I failed to understand before I bought them was that they have an offset of 45, if I recall correctly. Ever since then, I have had a terribly rub when I go around a hairpin turn or if I hit a driveway lip or bump. It's also important to note that I have like 138K miles on original springs. Only recently I have learned how bad these stockers get after "X" number of miles, but I am wondering if my rub if more associated with bad springs or that mistake I made in those Assetto Gara's? I have tried running a 205 tire on the wheels and it only seems to help somewhat.

Any help would be great help!!

Also, don't know if it helps, but I replaced the shocks, thinking it was those that were bad. So I have the KYB AGX adjustables on there. I had them put on at 86K miles.
I totally forgot about running a different offset.

I've edited my original post about rubbing.

Are you planning on upgrading your springs?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:45 AM   #14
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I totally forgot about running a different offset.

I've edited my original post about rubbing.

Are you planning on upgrading your springs?
So, with out replacing my wheels, what can I do help my rub? I would guess that replacing my springs and shocks will help, but will it cure the rub?
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You can definitely keep the wheels, but consider running a smaller sized tire.

If you get down into the 205/40/17 tire size range you will decrease your width and height which should reduce, or most likely get rid of the rubbing altogether.

The ride, obviously will be a little rougher because of the smaller sidewall, but you shouldn't have any rubbing issues.

With that said, it doesn't hurt to replace your worn out suspension, but you probably won't see that drastic of a change by replacing your springs and shocks compared to running a smaller tire.
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So, with out replacing my wheels, what can I do help my rub? I would guess that replacing my springs and shocks will help, but will it cure the rub?
Are the wheels 17x7 or 17x7.5. If it's a 17x7 I can't imagine your rubbing being bad at all. 215 45 17 is stock tire size and the 45 offset is only 3 away from the stock 48 so that's pretty damn close. I'd look into replacing shocks and springs.
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Are the wheels 17x7 or 17x7.5. If it's a 17x7 I can't imagine your rubbing being bad at all. 215 45 17 is stock tire size and the 45 offset is only 3 away from the stock 48 so that's pretty damn close. I'd look into replacing shocks and springs.
Sticker on the box from Tire Rack says 17x7.. I am getting nasty terrible rub. If I take a hairpin turn at say 7mph, I rub. If I have a friend in my lack of a back seat, I rub. If I hit a driveway lip faster than 2mph, I rub.. I just don't know to do about it... I have tossed around the idea of having my fenders rolled, but I don't even know how to go about that.
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Sticker on the box from Tire Rack says 17x7.. I am getting nasty terrible rub. If I take a hairpin turn at say 7mph, I rub. If I have a friend in my lack of a back seat, I rub. If I hit a driveway lip faster than 2mph, I rub.. I just don't know to do about it... I have tossed around the idea of having my fenders rolled, but I don't even know how to go about that.
That blows my mind. I would replace the old worn out suspension first. Your describing worse rubbing that my car I'm running 17x8 with a 40 offset and a 225/45.
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I'm a little on the heavy side, and so is my wife, but we never experience this much rub before. It started to be noticeable before I got the rims. I went to a mechanic for a clunking noise in my suspension area. He said that the driver side end link was toast. He reccomended that they be replaced in pairs. So he changed out the end links. This was around Nov of 2010. I first noticed the rub when I went over a speed bump and the drivers front tire rub mad nasty, first time ever. I have had 205/45/17's on the drivers side front (popped a flat at work, and that was the only tire the mexican place that would fit..), but since have gone back to 215/45/17's. The rub did seem somewhat diminished with the smaller tire up there, but it never went away comletely..
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Hmm yeah I'd prob chalk that one up to a worn out suspension.
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