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First off new to Focus Fanatics, so I apologies if this has already been addressed. I've owned my focus for about 17 months now and have done some minor upgrades such as, Eibach Sportline Springs/Pro-Dampers, cross and drilled rotors front and back, K&N drop in filter, and audio. I've also replaced clutch/flywheel, motor mounts and transmission mounts, shifting cables, alternator, etc.
My question has to do with my slight scrapping on bumps or when the rear is weighed down, at first I thought I may need to roll my fenders seeing how I'm running 225's but I discovered now that my tires are actually making contact with the rear splash guard bolts. Should I just remove the entire rear splash guards or will just trimming down the bolts fix this issue?
 

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Trim down if you've got one of the oddballs with screws sticking through from the back. Wouldn't have believed that possible if someone hadn't posted pictures...
 

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alright thanks, didn't really want to remove the guards seeing how I have to deal with snow and salt in the winter
 

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I'd like to see pics of the mud flaps since the SVT never came with them. Trying to get some ideas for mine.
 

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I don't have mudflaps, I guess I should've clarified that by splash guards I was referring to the fabric in the rear wheel wells. My apologies for any confusion.
 

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Ah I get it now. Yikes...you must be low. I always heard those springs were soft for how much drop you get.
 

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You sure it's the 'bolts'?

I'll wager it's actually the liner you're hitting. right where the bumper, body and liner meet on the outside. Look for a rub mark in that area.


But I can't say I've looked a the spot you're thinking. I will now though.
 

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You sure it's the 'bolts'?

I'll wager it's actually the liner you're hitting. right where the bumper, body and liner meet on the outside. Look for a rub mark in that area.


But I can't say I've looked a the spot you're thinking. I will now though.
I'll double check it this upcoming weekend if I get a chance to, will actually take the wheel off and examine it.
 

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Seeing how I don't want to get a fender roll I'll just get a skinnier tire when these need replacing (soon), I'm running 225's now so should I go back down to the recommended 215 or even skinnier with 205's. (corrected picture angle for better perspective)
 

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Do you rub A LOT? If so, then maybe entertain forking over more money on smaller tires. If it doesn't rub all the time, grinding a bit here and there wont affect anything. Others have done this too.
 
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