: Why are my tires rubbing (fronts)



04CTSVFLA
02-03-06, 06:58 PM
I noticed that my front tires are rubbing. I have gs-d3's (stock size) and my car is not dropped. Im not sure what to call it, but it i can see/feel the part it is rubbing on. It looks like a bolt poking out....if you squat near your front tire and look at the 12'oclock position, you will see the part. My question is....why would i be rubbing with gs-d3s and not rub with the stock tires???? also, is it going to be a bigger issue if i attempt to lower the car...ie what are you lowered guys doing about it - YOU HAVE TO BE RUBBING THIS PIECE.

heavymetals
02-03-06, 07:10 PM
Post a picture.

I went up one size and I have no rubbing issues.

04CTSVFLA
02-03-06, 07:15 PM
It only rubs when I turn.

04CTSVFLA
02-03-06, 07:15 PM
i will try to take pictures, but dont own a camera.

BeagleBrains
02-03-06, 07:19 PM
Running GS D3's 255-45/18. No rubbing, straight ahead or when turning.
A little less traction than with the F1's, but no big compromise.
I am going to give the V a good look-over tomorrow, however.

ace996
02-03-06, 07:23 PM
Running GS D3's 255-45/18. No rubbing, straight ahead or when turning.
A little less traction than with the F1's, but no big compromise.
I am going to give the V a good look-over tomorrow, however.

check the brake ducts....

CIWS
02-03-06, 08:09 PM
i will try to take pictures, but dont own a camera.

Dude, go buy a digital camera. You can pick up a 3-4 MP camera these days for 100.00 easy. :)

VELOSE
02-04-06, 12:40 AM
04ctsvfla,
Are you referring to that silver bracket over the wheel? I'm running 20x8.5 on 235/35/20 tires in front. I don't rub. I did rub on 245/35 in front but it was on those tabs that hold the front bumper to the fender.

Maybe blackonblackonblack can help you. He has done more modifications inside the fender for clearances.

Either way, could it be the strut losing pressure or a bad spring? Does the car sag on that corner or ride funny? Just brainstorming.

wildwhl
02-04-06, 01:33 AM
Lowered with GSD3's, no rubbing.

I'm guessing you're talking about the upper pinch bolt on the upper suspension arm? It is close, stock tires or GSD3's, but no rubbing here.

WW

04CTSVFLA
02-04-06, 04:57 AM
maybe the noise i hear isnt rubbing.