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    My tires still rub in very tight corners, but on the quarter panel, not the inside. The ST sway bars helped keep the rubbing down in tight corners the most. Back when I didn't have spacers or flares I had to run a 215 just to clear the outside edge and inside I needed a 5mm spacer to clear the swing arm. Keep in mind my wheels are 9.75" in the rear with a similar offset as you. I haven't cut any of my fenders at this point. Currently I have Omni Power coilovers. The rear is actually as high as I'm comfortable setting it. When I was dialing in the suspension I would just add preload until I reached an acceptable amount of scrubbing. It is a tad harsh but it's nothing that bothers me on my daily commute. I am however looking to pick up a set of Fortune Auto coils in the future for more adjustability. Tire choice also has a fair amount to do with my clearances. I spent a few days playing with a tire calculator before I purchased these and I could still probably go up one size in the front.

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      Up one size... wow. I wish I could go up many sizes as I need more traction for the power. But I mean your tires must physically touch the fender well in the rear. You have larger tires than me, wider tires, and from what I can tell no camber & you use spacers! Without the fender flares is there a 2" gap between the wheel and fender?

      I test mine by jacking up one front corner, causing the rear tire to tuck. Currently the tire hits the fender, but up & inside (not on the edge of the fender).

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        If I took the flares off I'd have some knarly wheel gap and about an inch of poke. I'm probably not much lower than stock so i have no camber kit in the rear. I believe I'm running a 255/35/18 tire in the rear and a 225/35/18 in the front.

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          Originally posted by Mike1357 View Post
          If I took the flares off I'd have some knarly wheel gap and about an inch of poke. I'm probably not much lower than stock so i have no camber kit in the rear. I believe I'm running a 255/35/18 tire in the rear and a 225/35/18 in the front.
          Did you cut your fenders when installing the flares?

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            So do your front tires rub when turning? (hit the radius rod)

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              Originally posted by oni_cb7 View Post
              Did you cut your fenders when installing the flares?
              No, it's all still there.
              Originally posted by Raf99 View Post
              So do your front tires rub when turning? (hit the radius rod)
              No, but I also have a traction bar, though it shouldn't add any more clearance.

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                Originally posted by Mike1357 View Post
                No, it's all still there.

                No, but I also have a traction bar, though it shouldn't add any more clearance.
                I have the ESP traction bar and with the wheels turned all the way one way the rubber does touch the bar. Noticed this when I had it up on the jack stands last time.

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                  Something must be bent.

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                    Raf I have the same size tires and I don't rub either. But then Mike and myself both have ST sway bars and we both have the Innovative traction bar. Both things that you don't have. Also I'm lowered right around 2" all the way around. I might be a bit higher than you but also I think my suspension is a bit stiffer with the Nuespeed Race springs and Bilstein B6 HD shocks. I can't remember the offset of my wheels but I can find that out, and my wheels are .5" wider. It might be something to do with the ESP traction bar and your wheel/tire combo. If I remember correctly my camber is at -2 degrees all around. Maybe slightly less I'd have to check my last alignment paperwork.

                    Mike sorry to semi derail your thread briefly, but it was somewhat related. I love everything that you've done to your car. I understand the reasons why you switched the front bumper but it needs something. I think if you got the fog lights or blinkers, I'm unsure as to which, in the holes that would help. I also think adding some black mesh or gutter guard would go a long ways in helping tie it into your car's theme a bit better. The GIANT gaping hole where you can clearly see everything just doesn't fit with the car. As always though man keep up the fantastic work!
                    MRT: 1993 Honda Accord SE Coupe (Lola)

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                      It was related, I don't mind. Thanks for the compliments. I'm thinking if I move forward with my supercharger idea then theb bumper will be a bit better. I was thinking about picking up brake duct inserts but at this point in pretty certain I'm just going to get another front bumper and lip.

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                        Originally posted by Mike1357 View Post
                        It was related, I don't mind. Thanks for the compliments. I'm thinking if I move forward with my supercharger idea then theb bumper will be a bit better. I was thinking about picking up brake duct inserts but at this point in pretty certain I'm just going to get another front bumper and lip.
                        What style of supercharger are you thinking about getting?

                        I've been seriously thinking about supercharging one of these Honda engines I have laying around for the past few years. Most likely the H22 at this point, since it's built better than the rest, with brand new Darton sleeves. I've been looking a lot into centrifugal supercharges but I didn't realize that they don't have the whine like the root's blowers do. Would kind of suck to not have the awesome whine. Although that plan is still a ways down the road.
                        MRT: 1993 Honda Accord SE Coupe (Lola)

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                          I'm thinking of doing a roots blower from a Mercedes. I started a thread in the performance section. I love the whine of the roots blowers.

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                            The reason that front bumper is lacking is because you got to make some kind of grille for the wide open middle area. You also need the eg sir front lip to complete it. =)


                            New & Improved 93 Accord EX Coupe




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                              Yeah, that's true. I'm not completely giving up on it yet. There are so many things I want to buy for the car right now; I'm just busy playing catch up.

                              Here's a small update. I ended up doing a little retrofit with a Hyundai Genesis third brake light. I really like how much brighter it is and it turned out pretty good.


                              Bonus picture:

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                                Hmm that would be a good DIY write up. wink wink
                                ~Nick~
                                FSAE (F Series Accord Enthusiasts) ..."A dying breed thats taking it to the next level" Lucky #13
                                MR Thread:http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...ight=Grumpys93

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