BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-14-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
Braap
Banned
United_States
2
Rep
183
Posts

 
Drives: AW 2013 135is
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (3)

New tires - slight rubbing - issues at the track???

Just installed a set of RS3's on my stock is wheels. Went 225/40 and 255/35. Fronts rub intermittently when cranked pretty hard - parallel parking and such.

My question is; will I have an issue at the track when there is significant load on one side of the car in a corner?

My fear is that the rubbing will be much more of an issue at 100mph : /

Going to Buttonwillow on Sunday as well, so I need to find a solution fast!!!

Any input would be appreciated!
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2013, 11:03 PM   #2
blutattoo
First Lieutenant
3
Rep
375
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 135i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sacramento

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2012 BMW 135i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Braap View Post
Just installed a set of RS3's on my stock is wheels. Went 225/40 and 255/35. Fronts rub intermittently when cranked pretty hard - parallel parking and such.

My question is; will I have an issue at the track when there is significant load on one side of the car in a corner?

My fear is that the rubbing will be much more of an issue at 100mph : /

Going to Buttonwillow on Sunday as well, so I need to find a solution fast!!!

Any input would be appreciated!
If you stand outside of the car with the wheel cranked all the way and have someone back up is the rubbing on the fender on the outside or on the inside? If it's on the outside it shouldn't be too bad, but if it's bad enough you could cut the tire under load. If it's on the inside then you are probably hitting the shock. I ran two events like this without problem, but I'm guessing it's less than ideal. If you can see behind the wheel look for some black scrap marks on the actual shock (like in this photo). If yours look like these you may have to get some wheel spacers.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2013, 03:00 AM   #3
Braap
Banned
United_States
2
Rep
183
Posts

 
Drives: AW 2013 135is
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (3)

It's definitely on the fender side...do you think its safe for the track of its just slightly rubbing at full lock?
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
IGoFast1589
Captain
IGoFast1589's Avatar
12
Rep
654
Posts

 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braap View Post
It's definitely on the fender side...do you think its safe for the track of its just slightly rubbing at full lock?
You'll never go full lock on the track.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2013, 11:32 AM   #5
Braap
Banned
United_States
2
Rep
183
Posts

 
Drives: AW 2013 135is
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (3)

True true, but my concern is that even with a little steering angle, the low side of the car in a hard corner may rub...

Should I not be worried?
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #6
IGoFast1589
Captain
IGoFast1589's Avatar
12
Rep
654
Posts

 
Drives: 08 135i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braap View Post
True true, but my concern is that even with a little steering angle, the low side of the car in a hard corner may rub...

Should I not be worried?
Throw hard into a corner on the street and you'll know if it'll be an issue later on. Know of any uphill compressions near you that you could hit? On Lime Rock Park I had some horrible rubbing only on the uphill and the downhill onto the front straight.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2013, 05:32 PM   #7
bluesunit
Second Lieutenant
2
Rep
202
Posts

 
Drives: D-Stock 135i
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The South

iTrader: (3)

For autocross (and for about 8 months on the street) have been running 245/35s on my stock sized front rims.

They rub ever so slightly on the struts under load (it just cleans the dirt off of them), a bit on the forward fender liner, and it does rub against the lower front control arm at lock.

Again, I've had NO issues with this setup beyond cosmetic rubbing. And this under heavy load at autocross and track conditions.

So, party on with the 225's.

By the way, in the 245's, I've run Hoosier R6's, Kumho XS's, and am currently trying out Federal 595RS-Rs. The Federals have been the widest of the bunch and they fit fine.
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2013, 01:37 AM   #8
Braap
Banned
United_States
2
Rep
183
Posts

 
Drives: AW 2013 135is
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (3)

I appreciate all the advice; it looks like the rubbing is on the front of the outside fender. So in a hard turn, that would be the high side of the car anyways.

Should be good!
Appreciate 0
      02-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #9
pkimM3r
Banned
pkimM3r's Avatar
95
Rep
7,321
Posts

 
Drives: m3 saloon in granny mode.
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: lost angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braap
Just installed a set of RS3's on my stock is wheels. Went 225/40 and 255/35. Fronts rub intermittently when cranked pretty hard - parallel parking and such.

My question is; will I have an issue at the track when there is significant load on one side of the car in a corner?

My fear is that the rubbing will be much more of an issue at 100mph : /

Going to Buttonwillow on Sunday as well, so I need to find a solution fast!!!

Any input would be appreciated!
Im going to buttonwillow friday the 22nd. Try to make it out! (again)
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST