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Old 04-08-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Rubbing on 245 45 17s

I have h&r super sports with no isos and steeda x2 ball joints and I'm rubbing in the front a lot when I turn. Is this normal?

I was going to get 255s in the front and something bigger in the rear if that's possible but should I not do that since I'm already rubbing?
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Geez post pics. I'm running 275 up front and I'm low but I don't scrub at all? I'm also on steeda x2 balljoints Click image for larger version

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245/45/17 is the stock tire size, there should be no way you are rubbing.
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+1^ I'm running 255s with no rubbing issues at all.
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+1^ I'm running 255s with no rubbing issues at all.
255s came stock on 94/95 Cobras and those were the only ones to ever get a non 245/45/17 size stock minus the 00R which got 295s wrapping the 18x9.5 rims IIRC.

Hell I had a 275/35/18 up front on my 95 and it never rubbed. My current 26.3" tall BFGs don't rub up front either and the front is lowered. They are 235s though but BFGs run wide and they have a 9" wide tread.
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255s came stock on 94/95 Cobras and those were the only ones to ever get a non 245/45/17 size stock minus the 00R which got 295s wrapping the 18x9.5 rims IIRC.

Hell I had a 275/35/18 up front on my 95 and it never rubbed. My current 26.3" tall BFGs don't rub up front either and the front is lowered. They are 235s though but BFGs run wide and they have a 9" wide tread.
Hmm I never knew that about those Cobras.
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Yep, they were 255/45/17 stock for 94/95 only and only for the Cobra at 26.1" wheel diameter. This is why I laugh when internet ppl and companies say "zomg stick as close to the stock tire size as possible!" I laugh. Ford went up a half inch for the Cobra, not a big deal to go half an inch or even an inch bigger on these cars. Just have to watch backspacing and if you are going bigger don't get a wide *** tire unless you have some fender/suspension work to make it fit. This is another reason I went with a narrower tire up front at 26.3" tall for me currently and 26.6 out back.
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Yep, they were 255/45/17 stock for 94/95 only and only for the Cobra at 26.1" wheel diameter. This is why I laugh when internet ppl and companies say "zomg stick as close to the stock tire size as possible!" I laugh. Ford went up a half inch for the Cobra, not a big deal to go half an inch or even an inch bigger on these cars. Just have to watch backspacing and if you are going bigger don't get a wide *** tire unless you have some fender/suspension work to make it fit. This is another reason I went with a narrower tire up front at 26.3" tall for me currently and 26.6 out back.

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Eh... I think I could have gone to a 285/40/18 on mine and been ok with a 27" tall tire but I did not want to push it. Up front I think a 26-26.5 tall tire is perfect with a mild lower. PPl are always slamming these damn things that they street drive 95% of the time and I have no idea why. One pothole and there goes $1k worth of front end stuff...

Here is mine again for those who haven't seen me whoring it on here lately lol. I really need to get the brakes bled and the headlights finished and do a photoshoot...

That is 26.3 up front and 26.6 out back. Love the front... back I think needs "moar low" which will happen when I IRS swap this biotch in a few months. I'm getting a stock IRS rear spring that I'll probably just cut a coil off, the Tokicos will remain as they are the same for IRS and SRA.
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Here are some pics of my wheel gap. Sorry they are kinda bad pics but I'm at work now. The fender well splash guard thing on the drivers side is messed up which makes sense that it's rubbing. But the one on the right is perfectly fine and it's rubbing!

I feel like I can so much lower too haha but it'll look lower once I get my chin spoiler on. Would it be a good idea to just go bigger in the back then? Can I remove these splash guard things?
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No idea why you need to go lower than that on a street car. All you are going to do is have issues like you are currently and tear the **** out of anything you put up front and find one speed bump you weren't expecting and yay for that.
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No idea why you need to go lower than that on a street car. All you are going to do is have issues like you are currently and tear the **** out of anything you put up front and find one speed bump you weren't expecting and yay for that.


Because mustang! Haha no I know what you mean, I wish it wasn't my daily driver so I could do stuff like that. It's so bad in Maine, a lowered car just does not work lol.

So it's prob be a bad idea to take out those splash guards? Ha I assume they protect something or a lot of things
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Yeah don't take those out unless you want your entire engine bay drenched in water the first puddle you run through and probably short something out.
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10-4 👍 oh well I guess. Rubbing doesn't hurt anyone I guess just embarrassing hahah
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Bump it up 1/4", the rubbing will probably stop and your ride quality will improve.
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Yeah my ride quality sucks, I just need new struts i think. Bottoms out a lot haha I really do love how low it is though. All these problems and I'd still do it all over again. Just need some struts and I think I'll be happy for now! Gonna stick with just some wider tires in the back.

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Here's my wheel gap now incase people still wanted to see. kinda hard to see cause it's black. Please don't look at the awful rims, working on that.
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Whoever had that car before was an idiot or didn't know how to park on the street without curbing the **** out of it... wow...
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Lmao yeah well around the edge it has wicked curb rash. But the stuff on the spokes is from me sanding away silicone... It had SWEET chrome rim skins on it (hubcaps)....-_-
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