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hello everyone i'm new to the forum. i would like to aski f anyone can tell me if i roll my rear fenders if it will iliminate the little bit of rubbing i'm gettting, i just replaced the rear shocks cause the original shocks were totally gone they were not doing there job at all,the rubbing was worse with the old shocks, it got rid off the rubbing mostly, except when i do hard turns. also even though i have new shocks the passenger rear side still sits lower than the left driver side. are my springs bad? the wheels i have are the two piece BBS style 5 17x8 all around i think the offset is 20 or 21 with 225/45/17 all around. nice 1.5-2'' inch lip. i love the look just want to get rid of the rubbing, any help would greatly be appreciated.

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Your rubbing with 17"s??? I have 18"s and the only reason I rub in the front is because their 8" wide. If I ran 18x7 they would fit no problems. And I'm lowered with Koni sport springs and shocks. Are you running in just the rear or the front too?


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hey Lord Vader, thanks for yuour reply. yes 17x8 all around with 225/45/17 tires. i only get rubbing in the rear, especially in the right passenger side. i think if i roll the fender just a bit i should eliminate the rubbing hopefully. but also even with new shocks the rear passenger side still sits lower than the rear driver side. once agin should i replace my springs. thanks
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Theirs Definitley something up if it only rubs in the rear. What's the height in the rear compared to the front?

I run size:
Front: 225/40ZR18
Rear: 245/35ZR18


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the rear height is def lower, the front tires fromt the top of the tire to the fender is about 2"-2.5" the rears is much less like1"-1.5" especially the passenger side that side sits real low compared the other side, i just rolled the rear fenders went for a test drive no rubbing on the rear driver side and still a little rubbing on the passenger side. like i mentioned the passenger side sits real low, i did call autozone and they are ordering me another shock just incase the one i installed is defective.
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The springs control ride height. The shock determines dampening, and how quickly the car returns to normal after bumps. It may be possible that a blown shock would cause it to sit lower though.

How did you roll the fenders?


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i rolled the fenders by removing the wheels, then heating the inside ledge or lip, reason for this is cause of the silicone in there if you heat it uip it get soft then you can hammer it. i tried at 1st with a soft mallet did niot work so i switched to a regular hammer. make sure you support the car really good just incase jack gives out. BTW thanks for your advice on the springs. i'm switching out that one shock see if that helps, last resort will be the springs.
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I prefer using the fender roller, as i have heard people using the baseball bat method have had poor results. I personally would never use a hammer but thats just me. Heating the car with a hair dryer or similiar also prevents the paint from cracking.


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