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Old 06-25-14, 07:18 PM   #1
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I got some g35 rims and put them on my Ls400 but when I go over a bump the back tires rub. Is it something to do with suspension or the wheels? Even though they're just 18s
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Old 06-25-14, 07:46 PM   #2
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both! first what year is your car? the tires could be more meaty that it should. what tire size? coupe or sedan g35?

try to remove the trim piece across the rear fender arches and see if the rubbing continues.
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It's A 91 and the tires are 245/45/ZR18. And yeah I heard about taking that part off so ima go ahead and do that
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Do I need smaller tires? Or could it be the suspension
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We're going to need a whole lot more detail on the car.
Is it lowered? How low?
What camber specs at ride height?
Wheel specs-offset and spacers added?

That diameter tire is a bit taller and would be fine on the 2-LS but even on the 1-LS it shouldn't pose issues. For the back, the inner fender can be shaved to give clearance. If the wheels are very aggressive there are options like stretched tires and fender pulling. Don't know if I would go to that extent for G35 wheels unless there are some future wheels in mind that dictate an aggressive fitment.
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I run 225/40/18 on my 18x9s with 25mm spacers and I dont rub. I got about 2 1/2 inches or ground clearance.
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