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 Post subject: 19" rims added. rubbing on control arm thingy?
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:39 pm 
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hey guys i just bought pre au dark agent rims. and tried to chuck them on today. the rears were fine. but when i went to put the front ones on. i seen that they just about rub on the control arm thing yi believe it is. and if i drive it i don't wanna be taking chunks out of the brand new tires. i think ill need spacers but am unsure on what size or anything as i don't want them to then rub on the guards. anyone had this problem?
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 Post subject: Re: 19" rims added. rubbing on control arm thingy?
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Are you sure they are E series offset, ie 6mm. AU rims will fit the rear with no issue but will foul on the suspension on the front.
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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:56 pm 
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what profile are the tires?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:14 pm 
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My Drift R's miss the upright by only millimeters and I still had to roll the guards because they hit... I am very low but and the rims 8.5" wide with 235's on them...

I assume you are talking about the upright? Pretty hard for a wheel to hit on the control arms...

You say just about rub... If it doesn't actually touch the upright then this is right... If it does touch the upright then it's wrong... As I said mine are very very close to the upright but nothing there can flex to let the wheel actually touch the upright, and if it does then something larger has unfolded and the wheel rubbing on the upright would be the least of my worries...

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 Post subject: Re: 19" rims added. rubbing on control arm thingy?
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:30 pm 
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The profile is 245/35/19 and there not quite touching but they are so close. few other people have said its fine but im not quite sure.

cheers. steve
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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:40 pm 
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here is a photo of it

 

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Its fine. I was running a 245 30 20inch tyre on my bf and it has similar gap but its fine nothing around there moves to rub on the tyre

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:45 pm 
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cheers mate.
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Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:55 pm 
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I have more gap on my 17's between them and the ball joint... Does a circumference this big throw your speedo out much?

I have similiar gap to the grease nipple hanging out the bottom of my top ball joint... Aftermarket ball joints and they seem to have grease nipples now... Something to keep in mind when they need replacing... Then you may find trouble...

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 Post subject: Re: 19" rims added. rubbing on control arm thingy?
Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:07 pm 
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i was just a bit worried haha. seems like it should be alright.

as for throwing out the speedo much. im not to sure yet as ive only just got the rims. mate used a site to test that stuff and said it should only throw it out by about 1km. so that's not to bad.

cheers steve,
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Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:25 am 
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With 245/35/19 you should be ok with the upright. You will have to roll the guard though.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:29 am 
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I did the exact same thing, 19" Pre Au Agents and yeah it's close but it wont hit. I have done maybe 3000ks with them and no issues. For piece of mind when I need new tyres ill go for 235 instead of 245 but none the less they are fine

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: 19" rims added. rubbing on control arm thingy?
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:49 pm 
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sweet cheers bud. just finished putting them on. love it. quick question did you need to roll the guards or was it fine? is yours lowered?

 

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Nah mine guards are not rolled, they don't hit or anything but I will get them done once I get coilovers. I just have standard XR suspension, which by the looks of it is a bit lower then yours.

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: 19" rims added. rubbing on control arm thingy?
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:56 pm 
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yeah. im liking the silver agents on it. looks sweet as.
i dont like how high mine sits haha. its terrible. not to sure on whether lows will be fine or to go superlows thoughts?

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