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ok here it is my car is dropped about 2.5-2.75 inches and if i hit a big bump or dip my tires rub the plastic flashing under the fender what can i do besides get coilovers i need struts but i dont know if that alone will help my rims are 17 x 7.5 with a 40 offset and if anyone can help me i would like to put a picture of my car in my sig but i am not that good with computers thanks alot for any info you can give
 

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It was esy for me

It was pretty esy for me to stop the rubbing.. all i did was take the tire off and remove the plastic underneath there.. no more rubbing...
 

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did you have any troubles with the vertical eweld uder the fender hitting the tire or no? dont feel like slicing a set of proxies
 

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i have the same problem, but i havent lower my car yet, mine is due to camber prob i guess, the only thing i could think of, what else could cause it with a stock height car, ... i do have 16 inches rims though.... Anyway it gets irritating at first, but sooner later you'll get use to it, guess thats the price to pay for the looks you get...
 

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jdm99b16a said:
ok here it is my car is dropped about 2.5-2.75 inches and if i hit a big bump or dip my tires rub the plastic flashing under the fender what can i do besides get coilovers i need struts but i dont know if that alone will help my rims are 17 x 7.5 with a 40 offset and if anyone can help me i would like to put a picture of my car in my sig but i am not that good with computers thanks alot for any info you can give
Maybe your car is too low with those sized wheels, and with only lowering springs to doesn't help.
 

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Nope, i dont have any rubbing at all...
 

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how bout a new set of springs that doesnt drop yer car as much.
 

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roll your fenders, get new springs or coilovers, or let them tear up those shitty ass proxies and get some new rims and ESPECIALLY tires proxes suck! i have em now, never driven a tire this bad, hydroplane like shit, handle like crap in water, dry traction isn't even that great. kuhmo is where it's at.
 

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you dont have the ideal offset rims which for civics is +42
but it shouldnt be that bad.
i belive your struts must be blown. i mean a stock strut cant last long with a race spring.
try removing the plastics and hammer that weld.
 

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pushVTEC said:
can't you get spacers to make the offset +42?
i dont really know. but i think that the spacers will cause the rims to stick out even more.
 

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yeah, i'm confused at the whole offset thing, i get it then i forget it lol. but i thought the +40 would cause it to rub on the inside not the outside? i don't know i'm clueless lol. cuz my konigs are +40 and i'm getting it lowered tomorrow on sportlines.
 

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Answer to rubbin questions

For the one who is dropped like 2.5 inches, just remove your plastic guard, and fold the weld tip....it's that simple!, then you can drop it another 2.5 inches if you want.

And for the one who is stock height and rubbing, well that is just sad, civicss are like 3 feet of the ground stock, even on 20" rims you should not scrub, but if you do on your 16" rims then you might want to check your axles, or you need some major allignment.

But either way, good luck! happy hunting on hte street
 
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