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Old 09-21-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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Tire rub drivers side

I just got new tires today and I am getting some tire rub on my drivers side.
What can I do to prevent that


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Old 09-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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What size tires did you get and is the car lowered? It shouldn't rub unless you went a size bigger. It can rub in a few places, the liners or the actual fender. If its the fender the best way to eliminate rubbing is rolling the fenders so they are like a butter knife and out of the way of the tires. Some trimming of the liners might be required too.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #3
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Yup. If you look at the fender lip, there is an edge extending towards the tire, probably about a half an inch. You just need to bend that up out of the way.
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It is lowered on h&r's and I did go up to a 215/55/16 tire. And thanks guys, I will bend that lip in and see how it does. In a good note(I guess) I keep checking my tire and I am not seeing any damage on the tire it just sounds atrocious. So if the fender bend doesn't do it I will be adjusting the plastic cover inside the wheel well.


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Wow you went with fairly beefy tires. Tire rub doesn't surprise me. Just like the others said, roll the fenders slightly.
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I didn't even think about it, but the fender roll helped.


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No longer having issues rubbing?
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if you are still rubbing, just coat everything in blue painters tape and then go drive aggressively for a bit. Come back and see where the tape is rubbed off.

sometimes that helps with figuring out where you are rubbing and then you can come up with a game plan to fix it
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #9
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No I got all the rub taken care of. Thanks for the painters tape idea, will keep that in mind for any later use.

Thanks all guys, really appreciate the help. Sorry I am a late reply


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