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    tire rubbing question

    Hello all, I just purchased a 2001 m3 and it had a very stiff suspension on it. So I swapped it out with some koni yellow adjustables with some H&r sport springs. The ride height is great, however, I am getting a rub on my back wheel over bumps. I have a few questions if anyone can help.

    Will an alignment help with this?
    Will stiffening the shock help with this?
    I know my option is to roll the fender, but just wondering about the first two questions before I do this?

    My tire size in the rear is 275/35/19

    Seems there was no rubbing before, but then again, it was a different shock set up.

    Thanks

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    Check out the link below for wheel fitment and spacing. It's a great, easy to understand guide. A stiffer shock, like the Bilstein B6s, would help; but it likely has more to do with the wheel/tire combo.

    http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarti...el_Fitment.htm


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    Your diameter is 26.58" - which is more than a half inch bigger than stock, so you're killing your gearing AND creating the rub. You might try adding in a bit more rear camber but the tire size is the killer.
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