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Old 01-27-2005, 10:25 PM   #1  
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is a little rubbing bad?

okay...I would like to know if rubbing is bad? bad for the car, bad for the tire...whatever....and i'm not talkin bout severe rubbing...like just a small pitched rubbing noise when u lock out the steering wheel (u-turns)....

the reason i ask is becuz on my 2k2 with D2 coilovers...I am rubbing only when i lock out my steering wheel to the left...its not a big rub either....just minor...was wondering if this will hurt anything?
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nah, you should be ok.... I've had rubbing with no probs... eventually the tire will wear and it goes away (maybe)...
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Yeah hopefully....cuz I just got new tires today....so i'm assuming that its rubbing becuz the tire is brand spanking new....and the tread is real thick and beefy so it sticks out a tad bit more than my BALDED old tires....

anyway, anybody else wanna comment on rubbing? good?...bad?
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I rub the inside wheel well full lock left and right. Left's a little worse but I couldn't notice any premature wear on the tires.

It only rubs the corner of the tire (where the sidewall and contact patch meet) it's no problem.
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rubbing shouldn't prematurely wear the tires right? I mean my rubbing is only very minor (not loud) and its only for a few seconds when making a u-turn.....and its not like I make a u-turn every single corner.....so it shouldn't prematurely wear the tires right?

oh yeah i don't rub when i go over speed bumps....none at all actually....only when i lock out my steering wheel to the left...
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I would get under the car and check exactly what it is rubbing and how badly. Just going by sound isn't a very good way to judge this. It's better to know and find out now, rather than to find out it rubbed right through a fender liner or chewed up the side of the tire later on.

A "little" rubbing should be okay if it's not damaging anything, but make sure it really is just a little. Some tires in the same size differ a bit in measurement from one model/brand to the next, which might be another factor.
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I shall lock out my steering wheel and turn off the car....then examine the tire.....later down the road that is...right now it's too early cuz i just barely got the tires...thanks for the tip!
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If the tires are rubbing against the inside fender liner, you could always grind down the area. The tire marks will indicate the areas that need grinding.
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