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I just went to put my winter tires on..stock LB's..
i have Vmaxx coils..
i used a set of 3mm spacers in the front and I think they are rubbing.. am i okay.. or do i need bigger? If it helps the helper springs are still on
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

im not 100% sure.. thats why i posted to see if someone else had any experience with this situation... i do not have 5mm spacers readily available to me either so its not like i can just slap them on there
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

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If you THINK they are rubbing, then obviously it is NOT ok.

well im running no spacers... and i know im rubbing... so your better off than me...
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

Quote, originally posted by bluebora20v »
If you THINK they are rubbing, then obviously it is NOT ok.

Hey! You! Common Sense!!! GTFO! These are the MKIV forums, we don't need your kind in here!

to the OP, check your tires and inside the wheel wells....if you have super smooth rubber on your tires, or shiny parts where there shouldn't be any, you are probably rubbing...


Modified by shortyjacobs at 2:58 PM 10-29-2007
 

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Re: I need help..quick (.Quagmire.)

i thought i heard a little squeel.. but my car makes a lot of noises anyway so thats out of the question...
would it make a difference if i raised the height?
 

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Re: I need help..quick (shortyjacobs)

Quote, originally posted by shortyjacobs »

Hey! You! Common Sense!!! GTFO! These are the MKIV forums, we don't need your kind in here!

to the OP, check your tires and inside the wheel wells....if you have super smooth rubber on your tires, or shiny parts where there shouldn't be any, you are probably rubbing...

Modified by shortyjacobs at 2:58 PM 10-29-2007

You could also try to squeeze your hand behind the wheel at ride height and feel for any coil/tire contact.
If you ARE rubbing, then you need to do something about it.
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

Quote, originally posted by bluebora20v »

You could also try to squeeze your hand behind the wheel at ride height and feel for any coil/tire contact.
If you ARE rubbing, then you need to do something about it.

i tried.. its pretty hard to get my hands in there.. if it is rubbing it is very very minimal i think.. if i have a class tonight how bad will it be to drive for awhile like this?
 

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Re: I need help..quick (03one8T)

jack your car up and see if you can fit something thin between the coil and the tire. i wouldnt be driving around with the inside of my tire rubbing personally. now rubbing else where thats a different issue.
 

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Re: I need help..quick (audi666)

the tire pressure was a little low.. so i filled up the tires w/ a little extra pressure and they clear now http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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the tire pressure was a little low.. so i filled up the tires w/ a little extra pressure and they clear now http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

That seems counter intuitive though...I would think if your tires were low, you'd have more clearance.
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

well the tire almost folded over the rim w/ less pressure... w/ more it made it taller in a sense? I dont know but its not rubbing now so F it!
 

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well the tire almost folded over the rim w/ less pressure... w/ more it made it taller in a sense? I dont know but its not rubbing now so F it!

How low were you?
Makes sense though.
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

no finger gap..almost tucked w/ the Long Beaches.. I have never measure.. i guess i should do that sometime...
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

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I meant the tire pressure. haha.



around 20...
ahah
 

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Re: I need help..quick (bluebora20v)

yyyeah.. i forgot the fact that these tires sat for a whole season...
 
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