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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Looking for someone with the right tool for the job. Front tires rub sometimes and bend  out the inside edge of the fender.</p>

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    I’ll be interested to see how this plays out, I’ve been considering buying a roller, but the more I read about cracking paint and rust issues I’m hesitant to do it to my car, let alone to somebody else’s! Judicious use of a heat gun and a very gentle/patient technique its what I’ve gathered from my reading.

    Dave

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    OK TJ…you now have the 15″ wheels and the MeisterR Sportives at the ride height set out of the box

     

    What tire size are you using?  What is the wheel offset?

    What alignment has been done since the shock install?

    A minor ride height adjustment might be in order depending on how you answer those questions

     

    Where does it rub and under what conditions?…only at the autoX under heavy turning loads?

     

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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>I have 205 15 tires. I bought the wheels used so I’m not sure about the offset. The tires are pretty flush with the fenders. I did adjust the coilovers to raise it a bit but perhaps I need to do a little more tweaking to find the sweet spot. It  catches the inside lip of the fender and bends it out sometimes when I’m turning from a level road to a hill. It seems to me rolling the fenders could be an easy solution but for the reasons that Dave McCaughan mentioned maybe not. I’d like to keep it low and I like the look of the 205s on the car.</p>

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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>I should also mention that I had the wheels with the stock suspension and didn’t have this problem. Adjusting the height of the coilovers more should solve the problem but I thought having a lower suspension was part of the reason to install them. I guess it could come down to  1) putting 195’s on with a lower suspension.  2) 205’s with a raised suspension or  3) 205’s with a lower suspension and rolled fenders? Open for suggestions.</p>

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    have you had an alignment done yet?…a bit more negative camber might solve the problem

     

    Wheel offset might me the bigger issue.  the 205s should fit with a lowered setup…but it is offset dependent.  too much and you have the rubbing problem…going to a 195 tire is a definite help

     

    i went to the 195s on my red 94 on 15×7 wheels…25 offset..and pretty low.  only rubbed the plastic fender liner at the autoX…not on the street

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    I think Ill try to raise it just a little more and do the alignment with a bit more negative camber. hopefully that will be enough. Thanks for the help.

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    I have a roller and heat gun if needed.

     

    Matt

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