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Old 08 Dec 2012, 12:01 pm
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Default Why do my tires rub on my 96 civic?

I bought this car not that long ago and it came with 17x7 rims with low pro tires, when I take corners just slightly harder than normal driving the back tires will rub on the wheel well if i take a corner real hard it rubs bad. I bought it from a friend who had it for 2 years and he said he never replaced any of the shocks and by what I can tell they look very old. Do I need new shocks for it to not rub? If i do then will I need performance shocks that make it ride stiffer? And what brands do you prefer? OH and last thing do you recommend strut braces for the front and back dont know if that would help at all either?
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Old 08 Dec 2012, 12:21 pm
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1. Wrong size tires (should be 20540R17 XL)

2. Incorrect wheel offset (the stock wheels were 14x5)

3. Improperly lowered suspension

4. Sagging, worn out springs

5. Any combination of the above
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Old 08 Dec 2012, 12:31 pm
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If it is rubbing, the outside of the tire is too close to the fender.

I doubt you want to replace your wheels or tires, so the easiest fixes are:

1. Roll the fenders (not advised)

2. Buy a camber kit for the rear and add a bit of negative camber. This will bring the top of the tire in and will help with the rubbing.
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