what is the size of your tire?
[IMG]http://images.search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0PDoKh_dZ9P4Q8AQRajzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBpcGszamw 0BHNlYwNmcC1pbWcEc2xrA2ltZw--/SIG=13fon5nk7/EXP=1335879167/**http%3a//www.andysautosport.com/mazda/2001_2003_protege/wheels/factory_wheels/capital_wheels/[/IMG] I've got these wheels on my 02 protege 5. I recently bought the car in February, I've noticed since then that the strut is really close to the top of the tire. I didn't think too much on it until I had to replace a rear tire. I started driving down the road and realized the tire is rubbing the strut. Is it because of tires aren't the right size or something else. I'll try to get pictures if it'll help.
only thing i can make out of your post is that you have one of the below wheels and your tire id rubbing on the strut itself.. is it rubbing where the spring seats? if so yes they are to big... and what size are you running?
you should get some 205/50/17 tires cause its the cool thing to do
but it could be the offset of your rims
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Sorry guys thought I put the size. 205/55/16. Looking at door panel says stock size was 195/50/16.
Not enough wheel info. What wheel did you get?
2006 Titainium Met 3 a/t
2003 Midnight Blue Met.Protege 5 m/t
I assume they're the stock 02 wheels
ok so your running this tire size 205/55/16 on the stock p5 wheel.. i want to say they are to big if thats the case. Sounds like they are hittin gthe bottom spring seat on the strut.
^ Yes, too tall.
actually im running 205/40/17 my bad
If you have enough room between the fender and the tire, I suggest wheel spacers to get the tire away from the strut. If wheel spacers would work for you, let me know, I got some (see the link in my signature)
If you have to ask, then probably yes. I would never run anything but a 205/40 on a 17" wheel, but that's just personal preference. Keep the sidewalls to the minimum.
I ran 205/55r16 on stock wheels with no problem. only rubbed the fender liner when loaded down or going over big bumps (lowered on pro-kit) the tire was close the the spring seat but not hitting it.
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Thanks guys appreciate all the input.