FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

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FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby Scrap Metal » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:00 am

This probably has been covered before.

Just installed gold 17x9 +35 Enkei RPF1 wheels w/ 235/45/17 tires on my red ST185

The front is touching/barely clearing the Tein Coilovers which means I'll probably need spacers.

What spacers have you guys run up front without the need for extended lugs?

I can post pics when there's daylight. Too dark right now.

Also had a which thought of loosening the strut bolts and seeing if adding + camber would help, but I don't if I'll be able to align it back to spec?
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby Akihero » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:10 pm

im interested to know as well cause i have the same set up but going BC and i picked up 25mm in the back wondering how the front will be
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby GT4_DRED » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:27 pm

5mm won't need extended bolts and should do, if they're "barely" clearing..
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby underscore » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:53 pm

I wouldn't go more than 5mm without extended studs, I went to 8mm with my RPF1's but had to get extended studs as there's not enough stud left to safely bolt it together. If you need extended ones order rears for an IS300 from ARP, the OEM stud is the same as our fronts.
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby CMS-GT4 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:30 pm

I had 17x9 38et w 255/40/17 on teins with not clearance issues. Rear had a 25mm spacer.
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby msanders2 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:50 pm

Same here, 17x9 +35 with 255/40/17 all four corners and have no clearance issues with stock suspension
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby CSAlltrac » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:54 pm

Those dimensions do not have any fitment issues. Ask me how I know.
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby msanders2 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:44 am

How do you know?..... JK we know how you know. :D
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby Scrap Metal » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:52 am

CSAlltrac wrote:Those dimensions do not have any fitment issues. Ask me how I know.

Are you talking about stock struts or with the Tein Coilovers like I have?
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby Scrap Metal » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:29 am

I'm sure this size fits fine with the stock struts because the tire will sit under the spring perch.

I'm just posting this to point out my clearance issues with the tein coilovers.

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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby FC Zach » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:47 am

Why no use an adapter/spacer like this? Then you don't have to worry with replacing studs.
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby Scrap Metal » Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:27 pm

FC Zach wrote:Why no use an adapter/spacer like this? Then you don't have to worry with replacing studs.
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To use an adapter like that at minimum needs to be as thick as the protrusion of the stock studs. That would out the front wheel way passed flush. I hate the hella flush stretched tires look so that won't work haha.

Smallest possible spacer is what I'm after. 5 mm hopefully will clear.
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby FC Zach » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:31 pm

Ha ha, yeah I totally understand! I don't get that fad either. These work great for me however my wheels are 2" narrower than yours.
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:05 pm

Scrap Metal wrote:I'm sure this size fits fine with the stock struts because the tire will sit under the spring perch.

I'm just posting this to point out my clearance issues with the tein coilovers.

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Something isn't right with your setup. On my HAs the spring perch at 2" lower didn't get near the wheels like that. Either the struts are over lowered, or or you have extra long springs on those teins. The green springs lead me to believe you have the SS model, as the HAs used a black spring.
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Re: FYI 17x9 +35 Rubs on Tein Coilovers (ST185)

Postby underscore » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:03 pm

^ I'm not sure how the Teins work but maybe someone adjusted the height using all the way to the max, and then someone else dropped the spring seat really low to try and bring it back down.
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