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Just had my eibachs + 12mm spacers installed. I'm on 19" 167s (stock offsets) and contisports.

Stupid question - how I tell if this setup is rubbing in the front/rear? Will it make an obvious noise? Any obvious marks to look for when I take my wheels off next?

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When I went a little too big on my e39, I could hear it and if I ran my hand along the inside of the fender I could feel rubber where it was rubbing.
 

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Yea you will hear a rubbing noise when you turn or hit bigger dips. Probably at higher speeds.
 

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Thanks. On my drive back from my installer I did hear some very faint droning noise at some points but I couldn't tell if it was rubbing or just the road surface having grooves in it. If you guys are saying it would be very obvious then I think I should be fine.

I assume it is most likely to happen in the comfort EDC setting? Or does EDC not affect amount of suspension travel?
 

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yes you will definitely hear the rubbing if there's any.
 

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Thanks. On my drive back from my installer I did hear some very faint droning noise at some points but I couldn't tell if it was rubbing or just the road surface having grooves in it. If you guys are saying it would be very obvious then I think I should be fine.

I assume it is most likely to happen in the comfort EDC setting? Or does EDC not affect amount of suspension travel?
The "D" in EDC is for damper which it adjusts. No changes in ride height but the suspension may have more travel in comfort mode depending on conditions.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
Many have mentioned you'll hear it, but it seems your not running anything terribly aggressive, others on the board have similar set-ups and I don't recall any issues.<o:p></o:p>
Hope this helps.<o:p></o:p>
 

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The "D" in EDC is for damper which it adjusts. No changes in ride height but the suspension may have more travel in comfort mode depending on conditions.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com<img src=" /><o:p></o:p>
Many have mentioned you'll hear it, but it seems your not running anything terribly aggressive, others on the board have similar set-ups and I don't recall any issues.<o:p></o:p>
Hope this helps.<o:p></o:p>
Right I just wasn't sure if it was only affecting damping (speed of suspension settling down) vs. travel as well.

True others are running my setup without rubbing, but there are also threads by people with lowered cars, stock wheels and 12mm spacers who are rubbing in rear. Seems like tire brand comes into play as well.
 

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Let me know how it goes. My Eibach's and 12mm spacers are in next week. So I'll have a pretty similar set-up to you except I'll be on 20's.
 

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I think it depends on where it rubs but it's definitely unmistakable. Best description I can give you is taking a plastic shovel and scraping it across asphault :)
 

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OK thanks guys it's definitely not that. let's see what happens when the springs settle.
 
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