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Old 11-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #181
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yeah, 6uls, xidas, 2130lbs, driver's side(though I rotated them around, this one saw the most)
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I'm at 4" front, 4.25" rear and I have no rubbing with R-S3s. I'm surprised that you're rubbing.

5mm spacer?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:10 PM   #183
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Marcus I noticed rubbing in the exact same spot on both of my front Rivals as well. The paint on the lip next to the front shock mounts in the fender wells was rubbed off down to bare metal on both sides. The easiest way to stop the rubbing without raising the car is probably to extend the bump stops. I think there are spacers designed for this task with slits that just slide in/under available from 949 and/or FCM.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #184
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Ah yeah.



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Old 11-17-2013, 11:20 PM   #185
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I won't be running rivals anymore, so maybe once I double check my ride height and get it aligned I won't have any issues. Spacers might be an option as well, especially after I add more front camber, which I know the car needs

I might send Emilio an email, I think I recall him saying ''225s on 15x9s on a low car will rub the shock tower under heavy loads.'' I could be wrong though.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:23 PM   #186
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Lol, yeah that's how mine look too on the shock tower. Not hitting the top of the fender well, but my fender liners have some rash.

Is the spacer on top of the bump stop in that picture leafy?
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I noticed when I was fully compressing the bump stop that it would actually fold around the black spacer piece on the top of the xidas before giving noticeable resistance. The big flat washer got rid of that, and then thats an extra 1/4 piece of bump stop from my rears. You guys probably dont need the extra 1/4 piece of stop, thats more because the hoho's are taller than the 225s (even though they're supposed to be shorter), and make more grip which use up more of the bump stop travel. If you ever do the spring off clearance test on these shocks the bumps compres to like less than half their height before they bind, and at least with the hooisers, they will hit bump stop bind if you hit a bump while loaded in a turn.
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