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I was thinking about purchasing a set of Evolve lowering spring and wanted to know if anyone with this setup is experiencing fender rub with the stock 17" wheels. <p><br>BTW- Just did the JRL Mod this morning... i like the difference! I think the best notice is at Idle though... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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some cars rub, and I dont' think it has anythign to do with springs. i have 18s and my car only rubbed if I cranked the wheel to the extremes....<p>it doesn't rub during normal driving.
 

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EVOLVE Sport Lowering Springs do not increase the likeliness of rubbing. Below is a brief explanation:<p>As many know, some R owners experience rubbing in the front, this is due to the stock wheel/tire setup making contact with the wheel well towards the bottom of the well, not the top. As a result, lowering the S60R or V70R with our Sport Lowering Springs will not increase rubbing, even if you already experience it. If you do not experience rubbing at all, then you will not experience it after installing our Sport Lowering Springs either. <p>If you have any questions please contact us. In addition, our webpages provide in-depth technical explanation regarding the features of our products.<p>Regards,
 

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thanks that makes my decision easier <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'd worry more about rear camber (which is not adjustable) after the install than front rubbing if I were you. <p>I don't know about the Evolves, but people who've installed the TMEs (which drop less than half of these) have been lucky to end up with -1.5. <p>A lower drop is going to mean more negative camber and quicker tire wear. At about $200/tire for good Z-rated tires you might want to poll some owners with Eibachs or Evolve springs on what their alignment numbers are post-install.
 

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I thought the Evolve springs increased my rubbing, but it turns out it was from the Continental Extreme Contact tires I had the dealer install at the same time. They are quite a bit wider, in the same size. I think the stock Pirelli's are especially narrow. Anyway, 5mm spacers in the front got rid of the turning rub almost entirely and I've never experienced any rubbing from loading or bumps. I highly recommend the springs for both handling and looks. The best single thing you can do to an R in my opinion. They are perfect!
 

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Is there anyone in North Carolina that has the Evolve or any aftermarket springs installed in their R that would be willing to let me check out the change in handling/ride first hand? IM me if you can help me out. I just want to make sure of the improvement before taking the plunge.
 

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Would it be a bad idea to remove the cover that the front wheels rub into to give it some more room? It looks like it can be taken off which I would think would give the front wheels more room to turn without hitting something.<p>Would it rub less if I removed that inside cover?<p>I have 5mm spacers but I don't use them with my HREs in the front since it would stick out too much.
 

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Can't remove it<br>5mm spacers usualy solve the problem (if any)
 

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No rub here after Evolve springs were added. Yes negative rear camber is about 1.5 degrees and none adjustable but keep the tires rotated and you will do well on the tires. I just changed my tires and got over 18,000 miles on them.<br>Do it the look is great and the handling is improved over stock.<br>Jonathan
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ronbo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is there anyone in North Carolina that has the Evolve or any aftermarket springs installed in their R that would be willing to let me check out the change in handling/ride first hand? IM me if you can help me out. I just want to make sure of the improvement before taking the plunge.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am in charlotte and would be more than happy to meet you somewhere near me.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I am in charlotte and would be more than happy to meet you somewhere near me.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I think YOU may be a bad example since you seem to be the only person who's car rubs
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I think YOU may be a bad example since you seem to be the only person who's car rubs</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am not the only one. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">some cars rub, and I dont' think it has anythign to do with springs. i have 18s and my car only rubbed if I cranked the wheel to the extremes....<p>it doesn't rub during normal driving.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree. No rub here during normal driving with the OEM springs with 18" Pegs. The only time I had rub was at an autocross. Also, no rub with the TMEs and no spacers.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: (Sue Esponte)

Moravecb...Josh Fox (R_rated) would be the first EVOLVE customer to incur rubbing. Josh Fox has never contacted EVOLVE to discuss this issue, so I have no way of confirming the claim he has made. If anyone else thinks they are experiencing rubbing as a result of using our Sport Lowering Springs, please do not hesitate to contact me. Our number is (626) 305-5529 or my email address is [email protected]
 

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One thing that shouldn't be overlooked is the eventual degradation of the steering stops. If you go to full lock, you're going to wear on the steering stops, regardless of what spring you have in the car. Eventually, everyone's rub will get worse and worse.<p>Stock, my car would <i>slightly</i> rub if I really held it on the steering stops, but not bad at all. With the eibachs, there might have been a slight increase in rub, but nothing of any significant consequence.<p>The fact remains: our turning radius sucks. Period. Whether or not you have rub isn't going to change that. And your spring choice is going to have a minimal effect on rub anyways.
 

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This is the fact. Just don't go to full lock. It is done easily once you get used to driving like a large sailboat coming about etc
 
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