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    1. Member AlpineE90's Avatar
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      05-22-2012 02:20 AM #226
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    2. 05-22-2012 05:02 AM #227
      Quote Originally Posted by AlpineE90 View Post
      Good luck with the fender rolling, theres not really much to roll back there. You could try a mild pull for a little more clearance.

      what size tire are you using? raise the back, dial in some negative camber and maybe get a tire with a smaller sidewall. Even my setup rubbed like that (and cracked/burned the paint on my fenders) until I swapped out the goodyears for slightly skinnier nankangs and went from -2.6 to -3.0 rear camber
      thanks for the help! i raised the rears up 5 threads and I'm running 235/35 hankook v12 evo's. I'm currently at -2.5 rear camber and only rub on some dips/bumps if i go over them too fast. I'm planning on cutting the fender liner tomorrow to see if that helps.

      would you recommend getting 225's or would a different brand/model tire be better? and how much extra wear would my tires have at -3.0 rear camber compared to the factory rec -1.5?
      and when you guys say my wheels dont fit.. do you mean because its 9.5? or et 45 (or maybe the tires?) I'd like to keep these wheels, but not if its going to be this much trouble just to run them

      and nikhsub1.. this is my first time ever purchasing wheels/tires + on a lowered car. obviously i didn't want this to happen, that's why i came here as soon as it happened. I had just came from VMR and they told me i could drive home at that height. (I'm assuming because it was about closing time and they wanted to go home.. I wish i had told them to take the wheels off. hindsight is 20/20) I dont have much time to work on my car as i have to work 50 hours a week. I'm on here to learn.. so thanks to those who gave me advice.



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      05-22-2012 10:07 AM #228
      I'd think you need a smaller tire. Maybe 215s. Then see if it still needs more negative camber.

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      05-22-2012 10:26 AM #229
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      I'd think you need a smaller tire. Maybe 215s. Then see if it still needs more negative camber.
      I don't think he needs more camber as much as just smaller tires... 225's should be fine... that is what I run but my wheels are 18x8.5 and ET45. 9.5's are wide but many have done it before... My bet is smaller tire and good to go.

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      05-22-2012 10:35 AM #230
      Nice wagon platinumedVR6, I was checking out at SOWO.
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      05-22-2012 11:51 AM #231
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      I don't think he needs more camber as much as just smaller tires... 225's should be fine... that is what I run but my wheels are 18x8.5 and ET45. 9.5's are wide but many have done it before... My bet is smaller tire and good to go.
      I'd agree. I ran 18x9 et45 with 225 and was fine. Cleared the fronts too, with the fenders rolled. That's was with the ride height probably at 23.75 fender to ground and 24 in the rear, if I'm remembering correctly. And I relieve my rear camber was -2.3. I had no rubbing.

      The 9.5s are obviously going to stick out more, but maybe the extra width will stretch the 225s enough to clear. I think it will be close though. Maybe go with 225s in a brand know to run narrow?

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      05-22-2012 12:06 PM #233
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      05-22-2012 12:14 PM #234
      I am running a 9.5" et44 on the rear of mine. Tires are 215's but I was running pretty low. No issues with rubbing. I don't think I could run a 225, however.
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      05-22-2012 12:23 PM #235
      Quote Originally Posted by Plain View Post
      Nice wagon platinumedVR6, I was checking out at SOWO.
      Thanks. I saw you roll by at the show, your wagon looked awesome too.

      Pulling the wheels back off to re-do them. I hate poke and having to worry about the rear quarter panels. Also going to get smaller barrels and bigger lips for the front so I can ditch the adapter.
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      05-22-2012 12:53 PM #236
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    12. 05-22-2012 01:14 PM #237
      Quote Originally Posted by LieutenantShinySides View Post
      I am running a 9.5" et44 on the rear of mine. Tires are 215's but I was running pretty low. No issues with rubbing. I don't think I could run a 225, however.
      do you have a picture of the rear wheel/tire setup?

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      05-22-2012 01:34 PM #238
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      05-22-2012 02:12 PM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by bluetapedr3w View Post
      do you have a picture of the rear wheel/tire setup?


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      05-22-2012 03:35 PM #240
      Quote Originally Posted by Plain View Post
      My daily at SOWO.
      Wasn't sure how I felt about these wheels, when I first saw them mounted, but in this pic...



      More pics?

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      05-22-2012 03:36 PM #241
      Quote Originally Posted by platinumedVR6 View Post
      Pulling the wheels back off to re-do them. I hate poke and having to worry about the rear quarter panels. Also going to get smaller barrels and bigger lips for the front so I can ditch the adapter.
      Can't wait to see that.

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      05-22-2012 04:03 PM #242
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      Can't wait to see that.
      Plains wagon looked really good rolling

      and I just emailed about getting the parts together for the rebuild
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      05-22-2012 04:12 PM #243
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      Wasn't sure how I felt about these wheels, when I first saw them mounted, but in this pic...

      More pics?
      Thanks. From the first picture of them mounted, I pulled the helpers in front, notched the frame, added some camber (for tuck), and dropped the rear. As far as pics, I have a few more on my camera from sowo. I'd love a roller of it thou.

      Quote Originally Posted by platinumedVR6 View Post
      Thanks. I saw you roll by at the show, your wagon looked awesome too.

      Pulling the wheels back off to re-do them. I hate poke and having to worry about the rear quarter panels. Also going to get smaller barrels and bigger lips for the front so I can ditch the adapter.
      Thanks. Yeah I pulled the springs, jacked the wheel up in the wheel and adjusted the camber till they just cleared. I would hate myself if I destroyed a rear quarter.
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      05-23-2012 12:03 AM #244
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      I'd agree. I ran 18x9 et45 with 225 and was fine. Cleared the fronts too, with the fenders rolled. That's was with the ride height probably at 23.75 fender to ground and 24 in the rear, if I'm remembering correctly. And I relieve my rear camber was -2.3. I had no rubbing.

      The 9.5s are obviously going to stick out more, but maybe the extra width will stretch the 225s enough to clear. I think it will be close though. Maybe go with 225s in a brand know to run narrow?
      18x9's seem to fit these cars really well (front and rear with the right offsets) and still allow you to run a 225 width tire.

      For 9.5s, a 215 tire is just too much stretch for me. I'd stick to a 225/35, raise the rear coils (if necessary) and dial in a little more camber. The change from -2.6 to -3.0 made such a big difference in my setup...
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      05-24-2012 07:29 PM #245
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      05-24-2012 09:17 PM #246
      Quote Originally Posted by Plain View Post
      My daily at SOWO.
      saw this in person at sowo and the wheels look great!
      made me wanna put mine in the show so bad, but was drinking a lot......

      next year i told my self ill put it in.
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      05-25-2012 09:27 AM #247
      Quote Originally Posted by kraftwerkb6 View Post
      saw this in person at sowo and the wheels look great!
      made me wanna put mine in the show so bad, but was drinking a lot......

      next year i told my self ill put it in.
      Thanks. I like them as well, after some suspension adjustments to get them to sit right, they have grown on me.

      LOL I hear that, drank lots of this weekend. I just parked at the show Thursday afternoon and left it at the show for the weekend. A ton of people did.
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      05-26-2012 03:09 PM #248
      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      dude your cool in my book I just wanted to be different with the green wheels. I am the only one in my area doing it so I am fine.
      My last 3 sets of wheels have been grabber green ha! But its cool, I was gonna do my Mitos the same green, and I'm like Meh the torch has been passed Time for a new color, once my buddies oven is up and running the Mitos are goin pink
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      05-31-2012 12:33 PM #250
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      Steez- im not sure if you mentioned before about the fitment with the S4 wheels but are you running spacers? Or run into any clearance issues bolting up?
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