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PostSubject: Fitment issues   June 20th 2011, 12:02 pm

So I recently got some new wheels, tires, and coil overs. Wheels are 17x9 +42 with 245/40 tires. Had them installed with stock struts and Cobb springs. Rubbed the fenders. Got those rolled and worked like a charm. Installed coils yesterday and the inside of the wheel contacts the lower locking ring for height adjustment on coils. The question here is if I run a 5-10mm spacer in the rear will it mess with the diffs at all? Can't imagine it would it would just be a +32 offset at most in the rear. Let me know soon as I would like to be able to rock this setup soon. It is sick!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 20th 2011, 2:59 pm

offset does not affect diff's. The only thing your diff cares about is the rolling diameter i.e. tire size.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 20th 2011, 4:14 pm

Yeah, the only potential problem might be more rubbing.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 20th 2011, 4:55 pm

Had a ton of fun on that install man! Can't wait to feel those things on a track. We should both do the next GM Petrol event
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 20th 2011, 10:45 pm

I'm gonna get it aligned first haha camber is a bit crazy back there!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 21st 2011, 9:49 am

And I didn't think different offsets would matter just wanted to double check
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 21st 2011, 11:18 am

Pics, or this didn't happen.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 21st 2011, 2:20 pm

I'll upload pics at lunch!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 21st 2011, 5:46 pm

Here you go Antwon



And the issue im having. kind of hard to see in the picture but the coilover lower locking ring and wheel are close to touching. temporarily fixed until i get aligned thursday. they were touching when coilovers were installed. gotta get the camber corrected first.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 21st 2011, 6:19 pm

hmm, wondering how to fix that myself when i go with some wider rims, but nice choice on rims, im thinking about those myself, cant wait to see them on your car at lewistown!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 21st 2011, 7:46 pm

Well Corey I'll post up if the issue is resolved or not with the alignment. I'm gonna say it is cuz if I had to guess I'm probably over -2* in the rear. Getting it closer to zero will help a lot. Just do a lot of research on what size and offset and tire combo will fit your car. Me and rj have the same size and offset yet he is running a 275/40 while I can only go 245/40. I'm sure I could go wider but that seems to be pretty tight as is. His car has a lot bigger wheel well than mine. And I can't wait to test it on the track either she is pretty solid and those tires are pretty sticky!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 21st 2011, 8:23 pm

wow mark shes way pretty !!!! wowoweewow is the onlything i can find to say lol
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 9:58 am

Changing alignment won't fix that issue, your going to need a spacer. A small 3mm spacer should do the trick. And -2 degrees camber is not a bad thing if you want the car to handle good.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 11:28 am

Yep I am going to agree after seeing the pics, alignment will not fix it. Run the smallest spacer you can to try and avoid having to switch out the lugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 11:43 am

Sounds good guys. Regardless it still needs to be aligned. I guess I'll start my search for some spacers tonight.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 12:16 pm

Next question I guess now is should I wait until the spacers are on to het it aligned
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 12:18 pm

No you should be fine, but I think you can usually find some 3mm spacers locally. Can't remember where I bought some but I was thinking APC or NAPA had em. They were not hub centric but at 3-10mm you'll be hard pressed to find hub centric spacers unless you are willing to spend a lot and swap out the studs.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 12:26 pm

I'll check with apc. I know oreillys doesn't for my car
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 1:53 pm

No go with apc. He can special order some but I can probably find it cheaper online
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 6:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 11:22 pm

So I've been sitting up racking my brain on this and the thing that confuses me is why getting the rear camber adjusted would not pull the top of the wheel away from coilover?
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 11:28 pm

Isn't the rear camber adjusted by moving the top of the rear strut outward? If so, then your strut and wheel would move as one, and that clearance issue wouldn't change.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 22nd 2011, 11:35 pm

As far as I know that's not how. The rear doesn't have any factory camber adjustment. I have camber bolts that replace the top of the 2 bolts connecting the strut and hub assembly ( the bolt visible in the pics). Just like the front is adjusted it would just rotate the hub leaving the strut where it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 24th 2011, 8:59 am

The camber bolts MIGHT do the trick, but we are all guessing from looking at it that you will still get contact and need a small spacer. Give it a shot if you already have crash bolts. It would be nice to be able to use that camber when you want it though (autocross, track days etc I don't know what you plan to do with the car).
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 24th 2011, 4:41 pm

I'm going to get some spacers as a just in case back up plan. The car only sees lewistown as far as track time is concerned so I would like to run without a spacer if possible. If not oh well
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 24th 2011, 4:59 pm

Worst thing is Camber bolts move a lot, so you really don't want only the clearance you get from those, and as Rj said you'll want to run negative camber if you want the car to handle well. Rear suspension setups very so its hard to say if the bolt would allow enough play but I would doubt it and wouldn't recommend "fixing" it that way.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   June 24th 2011, 7:48 pm

That's fine. I'm ok with running a spacer now. I just didn't want to put anymore money into it at the moment but it sounds like I have to. The thing that irks me is I see tons of hawkeyes on nasioc running same size and offset even running 255s and none of them stated to have issues. I asked a few of the guys if they had anything like that happen and no real help was given. I hate big forums. Oh well this is half the fun of being an enthusiast!
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PostSubject: Re: Fitment issues   February 20th 2014, 11:47 pm

im new so i cant share a link yet, butcan anyone tell me if Subaru wrx impreza coilovers (Brand EMUSA) would fit an 09 impala LT?
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