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      10-06-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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Suspension Set Up + Tire Rub

Hey guys, not sure if this is a suspension question or a tire question... OR BOTH!

I recently put 18x8.5 Style 264s w/ 245/35/18 tires on the front of my 2011 135i. Noticed there was a bit of rub on hard bumps and corners. Suspension set up is eibach pro kit, m3 control arms, m3 sway bar, and whiteline end links. I am not a suspension wizard, but my last alignment after the control arms went in was -1.9 camber in the front. I got my fenders rolled and there is still a bit of rub on hard corners and BIIIIIG bumps.

Would Dinan camber plates resolve this? They add -0.7 camber. I cannot afford to throw coilovers on the car. Custom alignment? Does anyone have a similar setup? Thanks!

PS yes, I know there was a 3 post thread on this like 2 years ago but the answer wasn't there.


Style 264 18x8.5 Square setup w/ 245/35/18 tires. Eibach Pro Kit 1.2" drop with 148lbs/in front and 456 lb/in rear with M3 Control arms, and Dinan Camber plates = NO RUB confirmed.

Last edited by Funch; 10-12-2015 at 11:12 AM. Reason: adding details
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      10-06-2015, 06:38 PM   #2
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I hope you have spacers installed otherwise you are definitely rubbing your wheel against the strut. If you do, the other common source for rubbing is the connecting tab between the fender and the front bumper, trim this down to add more room.
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      10-06-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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For clarification the 264 wheels in stock staggered configuration are as follows unless you are running a square setup using rear size/offsets only.

Front: 18 x 7.5 ET49
Rear: 18 x 8.5 ET52

I run ET45 in front (18 x 8.5) with 245/35/18's with -2.5 camber and I had to trim my bumper tabs. After trimming I have zero issues.
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