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Old 10-12-2007, 11:31 PM   #16
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But beyond that, 245/40/17 on the rear of an E36 using stock 17x8.5" ET41 rear wheels probably shouldn't rub, unless the car is lowered with a soft suspension or something.

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Wait a sec, 235's on staggered rims?

I'm rubbing out front at full lock with 225/40's...I'm confused. It's got M3 springs and shocks, they don't seem worn either.

Yeah, understeer is horrible with a staggered setup. Throw in a non locking diff and you're all set, like me!
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:26 AM   #17
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Wait a sec, 235's on staggered rims?

I'm rubbing out front at full lock with 225/40's...I'm confused. It's got M3 springs and shocks, they don't seem worn either.

Yeah, understeer is horrible with a staggered setup. Throw in a non locking diff and you're all set, like me!
225/40/17? Must be the Nitto 555, as that is the only tire produced in that size. That definitely shouldn't rub.

And I stated that I have non-staggered rims, which are the same specs for the front as the staggered ones (17x7.5 ET41). This was what the factory put on the car with 235/40/17s, of course it doesn't rub.

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Good catch, I am indeed runnign a 225/45 out front...
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Yeah. they could rub at full lock. You could just modify the splash guard a bit, but either way it's not a critical problem.

Hell, mine does that with a completely stock setup (tire size, wheel specs, suspension).

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Yeah, the fronts don't worry me as much as the rears. The only time I'm at full lock is in a parking lot anyway.

I'm thinking it has to do with the M3 spring/strut combo. My car sits quite a bit lower than my buddies of the same year.
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