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Old 05-15-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Do you lowered guys have problems?

I just lowered my car 1 inch with lowering springs.

It rubs when I turn the steering wheel all the way. Is that normal? What was your solution? Can the plastic trim around the front wheels be removed?

Will I have rubbing problems when turning fast at high speeds at a Race track?

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The inner shields are adjustable . Take a closer look and you will see .
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The inner shields are adjustable . Take a closer look and you will see .
When you say inner shields, are you talking about the plastic trim around the wheel? Inner fender.
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And does this look too low for a 1 inch drop?

The incline on the driveway is not at a high angle, but my bumper + lip still scrapes.




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I am not lowered (yet, ROW M030 coming soon, if hat counts as lowered), but with my AerokitII bumper with larger GT3 splitter is almost as low as yours and I have the same driveway angle. Maybe you do this already, but I can avoid scraping by entering/exiting the driveway at an angle. If one wheel hits the ramp before the other, you end up with a little extra room versus both wheels at once.
I hope that helps!
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When you say inner shields, are you talking about the plastic trim around the wheel? Inner fender.
Assuming that we're talking about the same thing, if your front tires are making contact with the plastic shield that's located inside the wheel well itself, it can be adjusted . I had a similar problem after my vehicle underwent a body kit project, wherein my front wheels were making contact with the shield . It's been awhile since the project, but I recall that the shields were adjustable, and I was able to move them inward to eliminate this problem .
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No problems here. Lowered 1" with H& R springs with aero kit and no rubbing lock to lock.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:07 AM   #8
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I am not lowered (yet, ROW M030 coming soon, if hat counts as lowered), but with my AerokitII bumper with larger GT3 splitter is almost as low as yours and I have the same driveway angle. Maybe you do this already, but I can avoid scraping by entering/exiting the driveway at an angle. If one wheel hits the ramp before the other, you end up with a little extra room versus both wheels at once.
I hope that helps!
Yeah I tried that too. It was the same result but not as bad. As you can see in this picture, my front wheels are still on the driveway. They have not even reached the lower black pavement yet.
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No problems here. Lowered 1" with H& R springs with aero kit and no rubbing lock to lock.
So you track your Boxster with the 1 inch lowered suspension? Did you ever experience rubbing from making fast turns on the track?
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So you track your Boxster with the 1 inch lowered suspension? Did you ever experience rubbing from making fast turns on the track?
Bear in mind that the rubbing typically only occurs when your wheels are near lock, meaning an extremely tight turn. On track, at speed, rarely do you get anywhere near tight enough of a turn to cause the rubbing, unless it happens frequently on the street, with only the slightest turn of the wheel.

Usually the rubbing only occurs at parking-lot speeds.
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Yeah it only happens at lock.

But I still don't know how much body roll there will be at track speeds and how close it will get to the tire.

It is okay in normal driving.
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Mine is lowered and rubs a bit at full lock with 255s on the front. No rub with 225s. Did you have your wheel alignment done after lowering? What were the values?
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Mine is lowered and rubs a bit at full lock with 255s on the front. No rub with 225s. Did you have your wheel alignment done after lowering? What were the values?
Yeah they couldn't get it perfect. I don't have the values on me, but I will try and post them later.
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Ok, why would anyone what to lower a Porsche.
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Will I have rubbing problems when turning fast at high speeds at a Race track?
If your tires are rubbing the inner fender at the track, I am sure that you will have bigger concerns than the rubbing itself...

PS, the rubbing may be eliminated with a wheel spacer

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lowered by about 1 1/2" with 7mm wheel spacers all around
lots of rubbing at the front wheels (fender liners and the blue steel line inside the driver's side fender)
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The red part, or rather a bit more inner, is where the tire hits the plastic inner fender when turned all the way. So it hits from the front, not the top.



Also, now the metal shield behind the rotor is touching the brake rotor in the right rear wheel where the camber is most negative.

How can I solve that problem? I tried to bend it away, but there is a strong metal suspension component behind the metal shield that does not let me bend it away.

And Alignment results after lowering it were:
Toe:
Front Right: 0.05 degrees
Front Left: 0.03 degrees
Rear Right: 0.11 degrees
Rear Left: 0.09 degrees

Camber
-0.1 degrees for both fronts.
Rear Right: -1.6 degrees
Rear Left: -1.4 degrees

Caster
7.8 degrees
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The red part, or rather a bit more inner, is where the tire hits the plastic inner fender when turned all the way. So it hits from the front, not the top.



Also, now the metal shield behind the rotor is touching the brake rotor in the right rear wheel where the camber is most negative.

How can I solve that problem? I tried to bend it away, but there is a strong metal suspension component behind the metal shield that does not let me bend it away.

And Alignment results after lowering it were:
Toe:
Front Right: 0.05 degrees
Front Left: 0.03 degrees
Rear Right: 0.11 degrees
Rear Left: 0.09 degrees

Camber
-0.1 degrees for both fronts.
Rear Right: -1.6 degrees
Rear Left: -1.4 degrees

Caster
7.8 degrees

For the second time, the inner shields are adjustable. Remove your wheel(s), and look behind the shields . You'll discover that the tabs (or whatever they're called) can be adjusted to allow them to be moved inward toward the bumper . This should create enough space for the tires to clear .
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For the second time, the inner shields are adjustable. Remove your wheel(s), and look behind the shields . You'll discover that the tabs (or whatever they're called) can be adjusted to allow them to be moved inward toward the bumper . This should create enough space for the tires to clear .
I didn't notice the tabs when I looked. I was trying to adjust it like you said before I posted this picture. I guess I will take the wheels off and check it out again later.

In other news, because of my clogged A/C lines and the hard rain in Philly the other day, I literally had about 4 gallons of water under my passenger seat. I vacuumed most of it out. I also found a couple of tobacco products under my carpet under the passenger seat and the water had a white powerdery substance floating in it?!?!
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How did the water get into the car?

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