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Old 03-05-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Please Help. 17" wheels rubbing

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I just bought some 17" mvk wheels off of my mate at work (215 - 45 - 17). He fitted them and they looked snug but as i got on to the main road it went real bad... any kind of bump or pothole or bend on a hill will cause the rear tyres to rub really badly. Is there anything i can do or shall i take them back to him. My car has been lowered but only half lowered i think. Any help very much appreciated! Thanks, chris.


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Old 03-05-2009, 01:05 PM   #2
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how wide are they? any wider than stock?
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My previous were 195-55-15, i made a mistake in original post, the ones i have on now are 215-45-17.
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my bad, i mean are the rims wide, i guess. mine are 17x7.5, and they rub a little when i hit bumps/dips going too fast and when i corner faster than crawling speed w/ a person in the back
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whats the offset on the new rims that could be why
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:26 PM   #6
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Where would i find this information out?
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Correcto^^ Got any pics? You might just need to roll your fenders a little.
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They are really quite badly rubbing actually, i rang my mate back up and he said his mate has a lowered focus with 17s and he had to take the wheel arch thing off? cant see how though
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As you can see i am a complete rookie and probably shouldnt of jumped in to this... what do you mean by "roll your fenders"? and how do i find the offset?
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from rookie to rookie, check and double check before doing anything:) its a good way to prevent the "oh sh!t" factor....
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