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I've searched and didnt' come across a thread on rubbing issues with 22s without the car being lowered. Most cases in this forum are about front rubbing. My issue is the back. Yes, I also posted a recent one about rolling fenders. But I don't think this is normal: to roll out fenders when the car is not even dropped. I do not know the offset of the wheels but they are asantis 132s 22 " staggered 295/30/10 rear.

Sorry to post again on the same subject but this thing is freakin me out. The right side rear tire is rubbing over bumps and it's slashing (eating) the tire's wall. Help? :mad:
 

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sounds like you might need to 'shave' the control arm down. that could be what is rubbing.

also do you notice this when youre driving by yourself or only when theres passengers in the backseat? got a system or any other hefty things in your trunk?
 

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lennoxavesosa said:
sounds like you might need to 'shave' the control arm down. that could be what is rubbing.

also do you notice this when youre driving by yourself or only when theres passengers in the backseat? got a system or any other hefty things in your trunk?
I notice this when I drive by myself and with people. It only happens on bumps or small ditches and potholes.
 

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I have noticed a small humm or rub in the rear passenger side with 3/4people in the car while accellerating. I have 22's with +10offset.Very minor but I'm gonna switch wheels soon.
 

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hey phantom i used 295/30/22 tires all the way around with 22x9.5 wheel and rubbed very bad on the rear the front had slight rubbing on the fender not on the stupid bolt just on the fender lip the shop here told me to cut part of the rear fender or as they say roll the fender to make it work but rolling or cutting part of your investment is not the smart way to go! i used this size tire cause i could not find the 265/35/22 here in mexico with that tire you wont rub at all. the car looks very good with the wider tire but the awfull sound of rubbing kills me hope you solve your problem.
 

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zuke300c said:
hey phantom i used 295/30/22 tires all the way around with 22x9.5 wheel and rubbed very bad on the rear the front had slight rubbing on the fender not on the stupid bolt just on the fender lip the shop here told me to cut part of the rear fender or as they say roll the fender to make it work but rolling or cutting part of your investment is not the smart way to go! i used this size tire cause i could not find the 265/35/22 here in mexico with that tire you wont rub at all. the car looks very good with the wider tire but the awfull sound of rubbing kills me hope you solve your problem.
I never rolled or met a person in person who rolled their fenders. Will rolling the fenders make the car look, drive, handle different? Will they have to "f" up the car ? In other words, what will I notice besides no more rubbing? Thanks
 

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i've got 22's with 265/35/22's with eibach springs and the back works fine, only gripe is hitting a bump when turning the top edge of the fender gets bent, i usually bang it back normal with my mallet when i return home. yes...ghetto but seems to do the trick.
 

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The_Phantom said:
I've searched and didnt' come across a thread on rubbing issues with 22s without the car being lowered. Most cases in this forum are about front rubbing. My issue is the back. Yes, I also posted a recent one about rolling fenders. But I don't think this is normal: to roll out fenders when the car is not even dropped. I do not know the offset of the wheels but they are asantis 132s 22 " staggered 295/30/10 rear.

Sorry to post again on the same subject but this thing is freakin me out. The right side rear tire is rubbing over bumps and it's slashing (eating) the tire's wall. Help? :mad:

A 295/30-22 on a 10 inch wide wheel will rub every time. The only way to get this set up not to rub in the rear is to modifty your fender (rolling, cutting) or your control arm. You will have to localize where the actual rubbing is occuring and fix the problem that way.

Keep us updated with any news.
 

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Your best bet is running 22 x 9.5 all away around with a 15mm offset.
Staggered looks alright but you also can't rotate your tires which is crucial.
Unless you have some deep pockets.
 

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I got my car's rear fenders rolled this morning and I just gave it a wash. I didn't go over bumps yet but I will let you guys know if it still rubs or not. BTW, they only shaved a small piece of the wheel well's lip. Hope this is enough.
 

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NOPE! Not enough. It still rubs but I feel it slighter than before. I notice that it happens on dips ... the rears. What do you guys think it is??? They shaved off the lip of the fender. The only thing that can be rubbing is the actual black plastic wheel well. What can I do next? I didn't know this wheel and tire combo would be such a pain in the a$$.
 

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The_Phantom said:
NOPE! Not enough. It still rubs but I feel it slighter than before. I notice that it happens on dips ... the rears. What do you guys think it is??? They shaved off the lip of the fender. The only thing that can be rubbing is the actual black plastic wheel well. What can I do next? I didn't know this wheel and tire combo would be such a pain in the a$$.
Are you in fact sure that they're actually rubbing on the outward portion of the tires/wheels (on the inside fender area), or are they maybe possibly rubbing on the inward portion (on the inside lower front plastic wheel well area)? My Chrysler dealer has had to cut/modify the lower inside portion of the black plastic wheel well area when installing 22" tires/wheels. I've seen what they've done, and it certainly doesn't appear to be too complicated; however, it will require the use of a vehicle lift/hoist in order to easily access the particular area which requires the trimming/modifying. :wink1:
 

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I went in to the shop today and they cut more of the fender lip (white part) off. I asked them about the black plastic (inner) , they said that it's soft and if the tire did contact it ...it wouldn't cause damage. I am now starting to think that it IS the black wheel well plastic that I hear rubs from. He said if there's more rubbing to bring it back in. Thanks for the last post btw. You think I can get some cable cutters and shave off the black plastic wheel well thingy off from each side of the car? Thank yous.
 

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I am now starting to think that it IS the black wheel well plastic that I hear rubs from.
Put some wide masking tape in the area under question, drive in the manner that is causing the rubbing, and examine the masking tape for signs of contact.
 

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I went in to the shop today and they cut more of the fender lip (white part) off. I asked them about the black plastic (inner) , they said that it's soft and if the tire did contact it ...it wouldn't cause damage. I am now starting to think that it IS the black wheel well plastic that I hear rubs from. He said if there's more rubbing to bring it back in. Thanks for the last post btw. You think I can get some cable cutters and shave off the black plastic wheel well thingy off from each side of the car? Thank yous.
The dealer actually uses something similar to a 'Dremel' tool with a flexible cut-off wheel. It's easy to use/control, cuts quickly, and leaves pretty smooth edges. Attached is a photo of the actual section that I'm talking about (front inner black plastic lower wheel well area). My 'Five Star' Chrysler dealer always trims/modifies this particular area (with their customer's knowledge/permission) whenever they install larger aftermarket tires/wheels as to prevent any tire rubbing issues in the rear of the vehicle. Since you already have the cutters, I'd try them first just to see if they work. If they do work, then you'll at least save money from having to purchase a 'Dremel' tool, although a 'Dremel' tool does come in very handy from time to time...good luck. :wink:
 

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this is a good thread. I'm suprised to see that there is little information regarding the inner well (black part DJ circled) on the forum. This is also the area I suspect my "humm" rub comes from. I need to grab my Dremel.
 

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This is good info, I just purchased 22's and also have the rubbing in the rear only when hitting large dips in the road. I removed the wheel and can definitly see marks on the black plastic inner wheel well but I also think its rubbing slightly on the fender lip but there is no damage to my tires just marks where its rubbing. I will try the dremel mod.

BTW, I am new to the forum and would like to say HI :fing02:
 
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