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Hey guys,

Got myself some Five Axis S5:F rims, 18x8.5 offset 30 and tire size 225/45/18 installed the other day.

I had a few people sitting the backseat today for a bachelor party and whenever I hit a bump or made a turn, my driver side rear tire would hit the fender making a sound that made me cringe...What can I do to fix this? T
 

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I think you bought the wrong tires.
225/40/18 is what I would run.

and your rims are too wide/they stick out too much, and they're hitting.
your sidewall is pretty big, and that's not helping.

as said above:

next time choose 225/40
roll/pull your fenders
or run a bunch of negative camber
and there's people in your backseat? lol, I don't do that.
 

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225/45/18 is still within 2% of the stock tires so it's an acceptable size but yes, it does make rubbing more likely.

His fitments means he's sticking out by about 1/2 inch (unless he's got camber) - I think that that takes more of the blame for the rubbing.
 

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Thanks for the help. Really appreciated. This is my rear driver side tire that's hitting.



 

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and no I'm not lowered. Running on stock suspension.
 

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oooooh.

well then, that kinda changes everything.

your tires are fine. I thought you'd be dropped substantially.
I think your answer here is just some negative camber and call it a day.
 

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thats why i asked becuase all you need is some camber like mmxtsx stated above... i have ingalls camber kit...
 

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Wow, rubbing at stock height? That must be some big dudes you have for friends.

I was flush in the rear (18x8,+40, 235w) and had 3 people in the back (~450lbs worth) and had plenty of vertical clearance. I've since lowered it 1/2" in the back and still have clearance with passengers on board with stock alignment (less than -1.6 on both sides).

I suggest:

1) Lower it.
2) Get the bitches as promised in this video:
3) Tell the big friends you have no room for them anymore.
 

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I think the main reason why I am rubbing is the +30 offset...
 

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If I get a camber kit, do I have to lower the car at all?
 

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No need too.... I'm running 18x7.5 *48 with 15 mm spacer so that puts me at and offset of 33... I was rubbing with 225/45/18 tires now I switched to 215/40/18 so I can be able to drop the car more with the fenders rolled ... I'm running ingalls in the rear so that helps if I need a slight negative camber as for the front I'm hoping for natural camber ...
 

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Thanks for all the help.

Which camber kit should I go for? I will most likely be purchasing through heeltoeauto..any suggestions?
 

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Is there any fitment issues with Ingalls? Some dealer in town said that when I asked about them..
 

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Is there any fitment issues with Ingalls? Some dealer in town said that when I asked about them..
no.

there's a mechanic issue.

hotshot idiot mechanics whom don't bother reading directions
and don't bother to notice both bushings aren't identical and that
there's a wrong and right way to install it even though both
ways fit fine.

if you read the directions closely, you'll see the very minor
difference and you'll see the proper way to install them.
this is very easily overlooked by idiot mechanics as said above.

and therefore it's very common to have problems with "fitment"
because of improper installation. and bringing it back to that
very same idiot mechanic will net zero results. so do it right
the first time and there's no issues :)
 
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