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Old 10-31-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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2004 GT 315 Tire Rubbing Issue

So I have 315 rear tires on 10.5 wide wheels on the back of my 04 GT. There are no clearance issues that I can see from a standstill. However, when I go for a drive and get out, there's cut marks into the sidewall of the tire (only on driver side). My friend also said when following me, I hit a bump on the highway, causing the tire on the driver side to scrape the inner lip of the quarter panel and saw tire smoke come off the tire. Note that this doesn't happen on the passenger side, which is only because I'm only on the driver side, weighing it down.

What should I do to prevent this? My car is lowered, but it's on the stock springs that were cut. Would putting on H&R Springs or an Eiback Kit make it stiff enough that it won't bounce into the fender well, scrape the panel, and mess up my tire and the quarter panel? The rear has been lowered about an inch from factory, and despite the other springs would make it lower, I feel it would make it stiff enough to keep it from having problems.
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You need to get your fenders rolled. Call some of your local wheel shops. someone should know someone that can do it.
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Re: 2004 GT 315 Tire Rubbing Issue

Ok. Will that work 100%? And will putting the lowering springs actually help?
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I have my car lowered 2" with real lowering springs and 315s. I have no rubbing issues.
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Re: 2004 GT 315 Tire Rubbing Issue

H&R, Eibach or Ford Racing C springs will work. I had 315's on my 01 GT for 9 years with no problems. Changing springs should fix ur problem. I do recommend changing shocks and struts as well.
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Ok sweet. And what brand would be a good choice for shocks and struts. I was thinking tokico.
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Ive been told to stay away from the ford racing springs. I had the same issue but on the pass side from torque. I put h&r race springs and kyb adjustables and the problems gone
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Re: 2004 GT 315 Tire Rubbing Issue

get a different size tire or roll your fenders lol. I had to roll mine a bit and i still have a SLIGHT rubbing issue....

if you do roll them thee is no need to fully roll them, you just need to roll them a tiny bit.
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If u in south Florida, Artic Custom Wheels n Tires do the fender roll with the rolling tool (ask for Roan). 3730 W. Broward Blvd 954-321-1031.
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Sadly I live in South Jersey so I won't be able to go there. And I was thinking H&Rs anyways. If it still doesn't work I'll just roll the fenders then.
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Re: 2004 GT 315 Tire Rubbing Issue

has the car ever been in a wreck? im lowered 2.5 inches runnin a 315 and i have no rubbing issues on the rear, and im running a 275 up front and have no rubbing issues there either, even without the front sway bar
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No thankfully not. It's just that side but between the stock springs being cut and me being a...well, not a light person, it has the rubbing issue.
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