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Tire rub

OK I installed 225/50/16's all around on the CLK Lightweights I picked up. they look awesome (I will post pics soon), the issue is the fronts rub on bumps or hard cornering.

I don't want to downsize the tires, so I am instead wanting to stiffen the front suspension, if I can remove about an inch of play (coil spring compression) I will be good.

Does anyone have a source for spring rubber blocks (similar to what they use in NASCAR) or another idea short of spring replacement.

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How's the condition of your shocks? When I put my wheels/tires on (same size, 205/50/16) the right front tire would rub on bumps. I dumped the original Sachs-boge shocks and switched to Bilstein HDs which are stiffer. the rubbing is completely gone now.

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All struts are less then 6 months old, so they are in great shape. My tires are 225 / 50 / 16 not 205.

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i went with 205 45 and they dun rub...


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guess I didn't read closely enough lol
where are the tires rubbin? if they're hitting the fender you can put a fender spacer kit or roll them.

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i think your best bet is to down size, i think import has spring spacers in his 190 and he didnt like the wy they rode nd i know he ws looking to tke them out, dunno if he ever did.. keep in mind he hs stock 2.3 with 18's.


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