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    after one of my shocks failed, i bought a set of raceland coilovers. I fitted them last night with no problems... Until i lowered the car back to the ground! The wheels rub on the spring, so i have to set it high up. How do i get round this? The wheels are non gen MV1s with ET47. Im not going to sell them, so need to work around the problem. Any help guys?
     
     

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    A pair of these will do the trick...http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...-spacers.mhtml
    I think a 5mm spacer will do the job.....
     
     

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    you will need to run spacers with these wheels as the offset is too high
    i had the same problem when i still had the original 15" style 27s and the hottuning coilovers, i bought a set of 17" BBS rc041s (style 5s) with an offset of et41 and these just fit with only a ball hairs of space
     
     

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    the only problem with them is it will put the wheel outside the arch. As they are its already 10mm past it
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimr0d View Post
    the only problem with them is it will put the wheel outside the arch. As they are its already 10mm past it
    i thought that was illegal to have your wheels outside of the arch, you must already have some serious rubbing issues going round corners etc, id get a different set of wheels with a better offset

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    am i just going to have to admit defeat, and accept that these wheels are not going to work with this suspension setup?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimr0d View Post
    am i just going to have to admit defeat, and accept that these wheels are not going to work with this suspension setup?
    simple answer yes lol.are the wheels made for your model of car ??

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    theses no rubbing issues. It may just be an illusion, because of the way the wing goes in slightly at the front?
     
     

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    i dont know, i bought them off my mate, who had them on his iS
     
     

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    just having a quick think... Would it be possible to remove the helper springs? I noticed the bilstein setup doesnt have them, its just the normal coils. As far as i can see the helper spring is only there to help making lowering/raising easier with the car on the floor?
     
     

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