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Old 07-04-2019, 05:49 AM   #1
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I recently installed silvers coilovers on my car and the tire rubs on the locking collar for the height adjustment. Im also getting noises going over bumps. Iím on the stock tires and factory premium wheels. I was thinking if adding preload could solve the clunk noise? Also to solve the rubbing issue I was thinking to add positive camber. Any thoughts?


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I recently installed silvers coilovers on my car and the tire rubs on the locking collar for the height adjustment. Im also getting noises going over bumps. Iím on the stock tires and factory premium wheels. I was thinking if adding preload could solve the clunk noise? Also to solve the rubbing issue I was thinking to add positive camber. Any thoughts?
Turning the spring adjuster so it clears the tire could work, but it will also change your ride height.

Camber will not change anything. The wheel/tire relationship to the strut is fixed.

Wheel spacers would probably be the easiest fix
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Turning the spring adjuster so it clears the tire could work, but it will also change your ride height.



Camber will not change anything. The wheel/tire relationship to the strut is fixed.



Wheel spacers would probably be the easiest fix


The thing that sucks is that the stock Goodyear tires have that rim protector. That is the part thatís rubbing.

Iím lowered as far as I can go. I played around with height adjustment and the adjustable end links that came with the kit would be too short at that point.

I didnít want it to come down to spacers but itís probably a likely possibility at this point. How would a new set of wheels/tires work? I would be going up to 245s but the offset of the wheels would be +40 compared to the +55 on the stock wheels.


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The thing that sucks is that the stock Goodyear tires have that rim protector. That is the part thatís rubbing.

Iím lowered as far as I can go. I played around with height adjustment and the adjustable end links that came with the kit would be too short at that point.

I didnít want it to come down to spacers but itís probably a likely possibility at this point. How would a new set of wheels/tires work? I would be going up to 245s but the offset of the wheels would be +40 compared to the +55 on the stock wheels.


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Just have to do the math on the wheel/tire difference.
Need more info. Current wheel/tire width to new wheel/tire width
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Just have to do the math on the wheel/tire difference.

Need more info. Current wheel/tire width to new wheel/tire width


I have the stock wheels and tires now. So 235/40/18
18x8 I believe.

Iíd probably go up to a 245/40/18 with a 18x8.5 wheel.

Iím honestly still new to the whole suspension/wheel and tire game so thanks for your patience.

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I have the stock wheels and tires now. So 235/40/18
18x8 I believe.

Iíd probably go up to a 245/40/18 with a 18x8.5 wheel.

Iím honestly still new to the whole suspension/wheel and tire game so thanks for your patience.

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In this case, wheel offset is measured from centerline. If you kept the same offset, but went to a .5" wider wheel it would add .25" to the inside and outside of the wheel. This would rub worse by .25" on the coilover side.
Now you go more +offset and it gets even worse.
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