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Just purchased a 2000 996 cabrio,  the previous owner mentioned the tire rub.   I am sitting on a new set of pilot sports but I want to understand the rub issue first before they are installed.  These are stock 255 40-17, and the tires on the car do show signs of fender rub.   Is this just as simple as a weak coil spring or is it possible the car has been lowered and can be returned to normal ride height ?   And how would that be done.  

Do coil spring spacers exist to shore up weak springs?   Or is this possibly a camber issue ?  This is not going to be a track car,  I am simply working through it as a hobby project …  Thanks

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15 minutes ago, JKingston said:

Just purchased a 2000 996 cabrio,  the previous owner mentioned the tire rub.   I am sitting on a new set of pilot sports but I want to understand the rub issue first before they are installed.  These are stock 255 40-17, and the tires on the car do show signs of fender rub.   Is this just as simple as a weak coil spring or is it possible the car has been lowered and can be returned to normal ride height ?   And how would that be done.  

Do coil spring spacers exist to shore up weak springs?   Or is this possibly a camber issue ?  This is not going to be a track car,  I am simply working through it as a hobby project …  Thanks

 

Welcome to RennTech :welcomeani:

I would put the car up in the air and look for signs of rub contact before doing anything.

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Thanks,  there are signs on the outside of the tire and the inner fender area (painted area)  … sorry I failed to mention it is outside tire fender rub.   The signs to exist.

 

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1 minute ago, JKingston said:

Thanks,  there are signs on the outside of the tire and the inner fender area (painted area)  … sorry I failed to mention it is outside tire fender rub.   The signs to exist.

 

 

You then need to determine if these rub spots happen during turning or under suspension droop.

 

You also need to check if the wheel offset is factory, and if there are spacers in use.

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