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Old 05-05-11, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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16x7 +38 offset rubbing.

Hi everyone,

Recently got some 16x7 wheels with +38 offset, the tires were 225x55x16, both front and rear gaps look fine (rear about 1.25in and front about 1.5in). However, when I go over bumps in the road or dips, I can hear the back tires rubbing against something. If I put about 150-200lb of weight in the trunk, the rear tires will rub when turning and the gap goes down to about 0.5in. My rear struts were shot, and I'm wondering if this could be the reason? Have any of you guys experienced rubbing with my setup?

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I'm not running that set up but I can bet that the rear struts are to blame. If that doesn't fix it you may have to run a lower profile tire, I do know that for a 17" rim on a legend you need a 45 series tire so I would imagine that a 50 would be best for a 16".
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Yeah I'm pretty sure that's the problem too, my rear right ball joint is also shot, so I'm going to replace all of those rear suspension components and then re-evaluate. Hopefully the problem goes away since the tires are brand new.
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you need to check the tire size im sure thats your problem!
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My guess is you need a lower tire profile. I spent a while making sure my wheel and tires would fit without rubbing. I have it lowered an inch, have a half an inch wider rim, and a higher offset, and I don't have any problems. Probly a 45 or 50 profile tire is you answer. Choosing the right wheels and tires is a real headache
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