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Old 12-05-2017, 08:58 PM
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I am sure this question has been asked to shreds, but none of them have the exact answer that I am looking for. So I run Advanti Storms S1 15x9 +35 with 225/45 tyres. I am rubbing lock to lock. The rub seems to be from the lower control arms. My plan to fix this is to run a set of HR TRAK 10mm hubcentric spacers with ARP Extended Wheel Studs. I understand I will most likely have to roll my guards after this but the most important thing is will it stop the rub ? This would make my offset +25 so anyone running +25 on a 9 inch wheels are you getting any rub ?

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a 3mm spacer stopped my 15x9 +36 wheels from rubbing on my lower control arms on my NA. Your results may vary.
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What car do you have?
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Out of curiosity, do you guys have an NA or NB?
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I had 15x9 Konigs with 225 on NB2 and would only rub on full lock. So I just didn't go to full lock when moving.
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I drive a NB8B, I think a 3mm will not make enough of a difference.
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Remove the spacers and just don't:t use full lock. Faster and better handling with the offset at +36. We created the original 15x9 +36 6UL ten years ago as race fitment, meaning minor rubbing is acceptable. We have never used spacers on any NA/NB we have built or raced.

For street use, I guess folks care less about optimal geometry though.
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.. since all the manufacturers list a 8.5 inch wheel max. That's a 1.5 inch stretch, are you really OK with that?
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There are multiple threads people discuss steering rack stops/spacers. Basically put a piece of plastic pipe or shaft collars around the inner tie rod to limit your steering lock just enough to prevent the rubbing.
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Or score an MSM steering rack. The factory cut back on the steering lock for you so they could fit 17's and drop it a bit.
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Or like, don't turn the wheel all the way over when you park. I know, it sounds crazy.
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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
Or like, don't turn the wheel all the way over when you park. I know, it sounds crazy.
Its not that easy. When I moved the rack forward to fit the MZR literally everyone rubbed tie rods on my wheels if they had to back it up. Quite annoying. I dont do it but I cant let anyone drive the car till I install racek spacers. And I havent had this problem in years but if you havent come to the power steering masterrace its real easy to have a spin pin the wheel at full lock.
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