Yeah it sounds like you just need to roll your rear fenders. It's a very quick and easy process and will completely eliminate the issue you are having as long as they are rolled all the way down to the bottom of the side skirt, close to where you are getting rubbing when the suspension compresses.I have a problem with aftermarket 17's I have on my 1st gen 6, I have P225-45-R17's on there and if I go over a bump the wrong way, even on a straight stretch, the back wheels are shearing rubber off where the sidewall meets the tread and tearing up the inner quarterpanel... the front has been fine so far... Are these tires not recommended or should i look at possibly faulty shocks in the rear? It seems predominantly in the rear right but is visible on the rear left.
Also if it's relevant, the tires are a full set of Continental ContiPro's and the rims are a either an 8 or 8.5 inch wheel base, I believe it's 8.5
Please do not roll your fenders with a bat, and especially not without a heat gun, preferably infrared. You can and most likely will crack your paint as you roll the fender edge, and you can even end up with fenders that look like lays wavy chips.
If you go higher profile, you'll get a little better ride but lose a little handling. So it depends on if you want comfort over grip. If you want grip, stay low profile with the wider tread. If you want comfort, go high profile with the narrower tread.Other than the cosmetic appeal of the low profile tire, are there any reasons NOT to switch back to the standard 215/50 17? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
No. Not particularly.Other than the cosmetic appeal of the low profile tire, are there any reasons NOT to switch back to the standard 215/50 17? Thanks in advance for your opinions.