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    Wink 17" wheels possibly scraping wheel arch - Help plz!!!

    Hi all

    Just wanna say I'm really liking the forum so far and have received a lot of help from it's users.

    I have a quick question about some new wheel/rims that I purchased and got fitted recently. They're Pirellis, and don't get me wrong they handle like a dream, but I think they may be scraping on one side (right) wheel arch. They are 17' 215/45 (I'll link to my prelude...If I can).

    Now this only happens when I put pressure on the right side wheel ie turning hard and accelerating out of a corner, but will never occur when I take it slow and go full lock, fromm what I've noticed so far anyway, I've only had them for a day so far.

    So far I haven't heard any noise from the left side arch, assuming that's due to the fact there is less weight on that side, so I would say that it is only just scraping on that right side.

    Is there anything I can do to remedy this, new suspension, perhaps? Cutting back on the inside metal of the wheel arch? Or maybe I should just lose a few kilos lol.

    Attached is a pic of my Lude, you should be able to see the wheels there.

    Cheers guys.
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    Last edited by Meevinman; 6th December 2013 at 09:19 PM.

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    migoreng
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    Ideal 17 inch tyre size is 215/40/17

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    Disappointing.

    Well, it looks like I won't be able to get my money back or swap them out, I guess I'll just have to deal with it, unless there are any solutions.

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    You want 40 profile

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    If you are not loweered 2 much it shouldn't rub

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean628 View Post
    If you are not loweered 2 much it shouldn't rub
    It's completely stock, has not been lowered whatsoever.

    But yeah, there would only be millimeters in it cause I don't even think my left side rubs.

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    could always just get the guards rolled. Might need to down the track if you lower. I scrub occasionally in mine if i've got extra weight in the car (my brother's a fat bitch). but it's not enough for me to bother
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    What wheel specs?

    if it's not lowered then your springs are too soft and allowing too much travel. I had the same issue with my 215/45/17's on 17x7+45's. The inside rubbed though.
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    No way those dimensions should scrape on a stock ride height. As above need some stiffer springs.

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    Just to clarify, the wheel is scraping the front right inside wheel arch, so when I turn left, and my wheel turns inwards towards the metal (chassis), so it's not anywhere near the outside arch.
    Last edited by Meevinman; 7th December 2013 at 10:35 PM.

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    I have the same problem with my Integra Type S wheels 17" wrapped in 215/45/17.

    Stock suspension at 170,xxx kms.

    If I have luggage or a passenger in the back seat and I take a right turn, I can hear scraping on the rear left side of the car. Pretty much same goes for right. Also If I have 2 people in the back seat and Im traveling at at least 60km/h and theres slight bumps in the road or some curves. Both rear wheels scrape. Its really annoying and I stopped carrying passengers in the back. However if I am by myself I can get it go scrape if I am taking a sharp turn at a bit of speed. Really annoying.

    Tyres have good tread otherwise would have replaced them with 40 profile. Considering coilovers aswell.

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    Springs are soft.
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    Front lip/Lip kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by harlz View Post
    Springs are soft.
    And is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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