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Old 01-13-2008, 09:24 AM
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Slight rubbing grind after lowering

I have a 4th gen vtec 15in. wheels 195 50 tires. Last weekend I put on HR's & Tokico blues. Rides a little bouncy but the handling is amazing. But now she has a slight rubbing type grind on the right rear wheel. It only happens at slow down. Sounds almost like a brake grind. What is it? wheel bearing brake pad I looked under there & dosn't seem to be anything touching.

Oh yea my rear wheels seem splayed it is only a 1.75" drop do I need to adjust the cambers. Thanks if anybody answers
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:38 PM
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I have a 4th gen vtec 15in. wheels 195 50 tires. Last weekend I put on HR's & Tokico blues. Rides a little bouncy but the handling is amazing. But now she has a slight rubbing type grind on the right rear wheel. It only happens at slow down. Sounds almost like a brake grind. What is it? wheel bearing brake pad I looked under there & dosn't seem to be anything touching.

Oh yea my rear wheels seem splayed it is only a 1.75" drop do I need to adjust the cambers. Thanks if anybody answers
any kind of drop requires camber to be readjusted. i dont think you can adjust the camber without a camber correction kit. you will find if you dont adjust the camber the inside of ur tires will wear excessivly..i never adjusted the camber on my car and went through a brand new set of tires within three months.. as far as the grinding noise goes it could be a number of things..Arches rubbing / brakes seized / tire not put back on correctly / wrong shocks / spring top hat or spring seat not aligned correctly, have it checked out before you cause any damage.
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make sure u get an alignment. and they should give u a print out of how far off ur camber and caster is. then go from there. mine was only off by a few tenths of a degree so im just waiting to see if my tires wear weird to see if i need a kit, just talk to the technician and have him explain the numbers and stuff
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Thanks for replies, 94Ludeguy what setup do you have springs & shocks wise that is. Thanks
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ive got eibach spring and kyb agx its about 1.5" drop
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not ALL drops require a camber kit. contrary to popular belief, you can actually get away with just an alignment even on a mild drop like 1.5" anything under that is just personal preference. toe does more damage to tires then anything. camber really doesn't. camber is actually a good thing to an extent. it actually improves handling. its the whole concept behind double wishbone suspensions.

i would pretty much do what 94ludeguy said. get an alignment. that will fix your toe at least. fixing your toe will fix 90% of your tire wear problems.. guaranteed. if you're still having tire wear problems then get a camber kit. people dont realize camber kits are just for aesthetics.... that is unless you know how to tune suspension. so 9 times out of 10 camber kits are a waste of your time and money.

BUT, as for you 1 3/4 inch drop.... you may need it, you may not... for aesthetics primarily. because IMO excessive negative camber is pretty ugly and makes a car look borderline rice.

here is an article to better explain what im talking about.
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