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Old 01-27-2011, 10:20 PM
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Still rubbing

Ok heres my deal. I have some 205-50-15 nitto neo gen tires on a + 35 offset wheel. I rub in the back with a load in the car or a huge bump. Id like to get rid of this. Ive tried rolling the fenders up in the back. Ive tried the metal spacers things that go in the springs and id like a perminant fix. Everyone says i need a stiffer spring. Is this true? Wuld the least drop spring work i its stiffer? Like swift springs? Please help!
 
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:03 PM
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the most permanent fix would be to go back to stock.

you can try narrower tires and/or more offset. Are the stock wheels +55? that's a HUGE difference. 20 mm on the wheel and THEN more because of the tire, 5mm if you have the sport (205s over 195s), +15 if you have the base (over 175s)... so, your tires moved something like 25 or 35 mm out. that's 1" right off the bat.

if you're on lowering springs, then the swift might help you, if your current springs drop more than an inch or so. current swift for GDs have 1.2"f/1.0"r drops with 3 & 5 kg/mm rate (f & r). so... it might not help if your current springs are much stiffer than the Swifts.

if you want that tire size... and the car height... your best bet is to get higher offset wheels. cause even if you got stiffer springs... you WILL hit bumps that rub once in a while (forgetting that you're going fast, or "hidden" potholes, etc).
 

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Old 01-28-2011, 12:17 AM
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Im on stock springs and i cant afford to go back to stock tires and wheels bec i dont have them. Also i cant spend a bunch on a set of wheels with a better offset either

Originally Posted by Goobers View Post
the most permanent fix would be to go back to stock.

you can try narrower tires and/or more offset. Are the stock wheels +55? that's a HUGE difference. 20 mm on the wheel and THEN more because of the tire, 5mm if you have the sport (205s over 195s), +15 if you have the base (over 175s)... so, your tires moved something like 25 or 35 mm out. that's 1" right off the bat.

if you're on lowering springs, then the swift might help you, if your current springs drop more than an inch or so. current swift for GDs have 1.2"f/1.0"r drops with 3 & 5 kg/mm rate (f & r). so... it might not help if your current springs are much stiffer than the Swifts.

if you want that tire size... and the car height... your best bet is to get higher offset wheels. cause even if you got stiffer springs... you WILL hit bumps that rub once in a while (forgetting that you're going fast, or "hidden" potholes, etc).
 
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:39 AM
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What gen is your Fit?

Whatever it is, you will need a higher offset like previously mentioned by Goobers. You may be able to find a set of wheels such as the GSR Blades or LS Meshes (came on the Acura Integra) which both 15 x 6 and have a 4x100 bolt pattern, have +45 offset (if I recall correctly), and should be found easily and reasonably priced on Craigslist or a local forum's for sale thread. They also will be able to have a 205/50R15 mounted on them.
 
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:55 AM
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Sorry my fits a gd. The problem is i really really like the wheels i have and id like to keep them but make them not rub


Originally Posted by Hootie View Post
What gen is your Fit?

Whatever it is, you will need a higher offset like previously mentioned by Goobers. You may be able to find a set of wheels such as the GSR Blades or LS Meshes (came on the Acura Integra) which both 15 x 6 and have a 4x100 bolt pattern, have +45 offset (if I recall correctly), and should be found easily and reasonably priced on Craigslist or a local forum's for sale thread. They also will be able to have a 205/50R15 mounted on them.
 
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:25 AM
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you said you rolled the fenders, so what are the rear tires rubbing on? find whatever is rubbing and try to fix that. is it the bumper tab where the fender and bumper meet?

you could also try 195/55/15 tires, but i'm not saying it'll work
 
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:22 AM
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If rolling isn't enough then you need a slight pull. The rear bumper mounting tabs need to be cut off and you can use zip ties in their place.
 
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by doctordoom View Post
you said you rolled the fenders, so what are the rear tires rubbing on? find whatever is rubbing and try to fix that. is it the bumper tab where the fender and bumper meet?

you could also try 195/55/15 tires, but i'm not saying it'll work
I rolled them slightly. I didnt do them with the tool. So its not perfect. I rolled them with a bat just to see if it wuld help
 
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Fitting View Post
If rolling isn't enough then you need a slight pull. The rear bumper mounting tabs need to be cut off and you can use zip ties in their place.
Ya ill see what i can do
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:35 AM
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i think u do need to lower the car so u have more camber,which will stop some if not all the rubbing.i am lowered on tanabe gf's and have same tire size on a 15x8 +25.only rubs with kids in car over deep bumps.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jman245 View Post
i think u do need to lower the car so u have more camber,which will stop some if not all the rubbing.i am lowered on tanabe gf's and have same tire size on a 15x8 +25.only rubs with kids in car over deep bumps.
Uh, doesn't the GD also use the torsion beam rear suspension like the GE? If so, I'm pretty sure there's no "camber" effect if you lower.

However, I think the GD does allow you to use camber kit or was it shims? hum.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Goobers View Post
Uh, doesn't the GD also use the torsion beam rear suspension like the GE? If so, I'm pretty sure there's no "camber" effect if you lower.

However, I think the GD does allow you to use camber kit or was it shims? hum.
I don't think all the camber I have in the rear in factory canned.im pretty sure that lowering might have helped.but yeah, u can use shims on the gd.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:21 PM
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Its not rubbing on the fender... its rubbing on that mount that holds the bumper to the fender. If you dremel that down it will fix it.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by JDMchris.com View Post
Its not rubbing on the fender... its rubbing on that mount that holds the bumper to the fender. If you dremel that down it will fix it.
yep i fixed that a few weeks ago, cut the plastic and used zipties to hold the bumper together. worked great no rubbing, but now for some reason my back sits lower then the front. i have to put spacers in the springs just to keep the ride height right. but atleast i got rid of the rubbing.
 
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