17x8 245/45/17 front tire rub

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  1. Blu-By-U 79Z

    Blu-By-U 79Z Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    17x8 4.5 bs 245/45/17 front tire rub

    So today was the first day I got to drive the car with the new tires on it. Everything went pretty good but hitting decent bumps caused the front tires to rub. Its right where the tub of the inner wheel well turns outward to bolt to the fender. Its about a 1/4 inch from the "L" of the inner fender. Any ideas on how to fix this issue? Ive heard about adjusting camber. I still need to get the car aligned. I am just wanting to get some ideas for a fix. Thanks
     
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    Negative camber will help. What backspacing are you running on your wheels? I had rub with 4.5 with an 8 inch wheel. Changed to 4.75 and have had zero issues over some pretty big bumps. It was frustrating. But get an alignment for now and it really should help.
     
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    That stinks!! So is it the tread part of the tire that is hitting the inner fender?
     
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    Just on the edge of the tread. They are 4.5 bs. They didn't offer 4.75. I looked. But many people run this combo without issue.
     
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    Might try the alignment first and get the camber on the negative side then might have to bend the inner fender to make it clear. Try searching alignment specs. There are recommendations that are different than the factory settings. I think camber is like 1-1.5 negative if I remember right.
     
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    I run a 4" back space on the front with my 17's and have no issues.
     
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    ...Also at home depot they sell round hex head stainless bolts to replace the factory ones in fenderwell in case of contact with the tire,every little bit helps,eliminating edges, just my.02, DC
     
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    Thanks guys. I think the first step is alignment. Then some inner fender loving lol. The car handled great though lol
     
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    Had the very same problem, even with some negative camber in the alignment. I pounded the areas where it rubbed with a sledge and it the rubbing ceased unless I hit a bump too hard.
     

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