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Need to raise my car

Hey guys, I am wanting to raise the height of my car. Maybe about half an inch in the front and 1/2 - 3/4 in the rear. My new wheels and tires slightly rub on the fenders when too much weight is distributed to them by sharp turns or a full tank of gas.

What's the best way of doing this? I am guessing adjustable coil-overs would do the trick right? What are some good options? Thanks all.

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Options? Get smaller tires.
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hahahah yeah that's not going to be an option for me
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I heard you got some baaadaaasssss dub 22s on dat bisnatch. just throw some airbags unda it and is awight...
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how large are the wheels/tires?
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Adjustable coil overs would work in the front, but you are looking at minimum $200 for the adjustable spring perches, not to mention new springs to work with those perches and new struts...because i doubt you want to go through all that trouble of replacing the suspension and needed an allignment afterwards (another $100 about) just to put in old struts. That alone is apporaching a set of tires.

The rear you can get about .5 - inch of lift i believe using the camber eccentric trick. I know for a fact you can get that in a drop (did it myself yesterday), so i would think you can get in the other direction also.

And just how big are the wheels and tires you are running?
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it seems rather silly, imho, to raise the center of gravity in a sports car just because your tires rub... what do you have, 18s? I would personally just go to smaller wheels (or lower-profile tires) than make your 944 higher...
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how large are the wheels/tires?
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fronts are 17x8 55 mm offset wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S 245/45/17

backs are 17x10 60 mm offset wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S 275/40/17

car has 1.5" spacers all around. 17" Kinesis SuperCups
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I'm thinking they probably shouldn't rub. Have you already lowered the car?
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that what i thought too, not really a reason fo rit to rub but as far as I know the car has not been lowered. i could be wrong though. I suppose i'll ahve to check it out and let you know
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-Rubbing inside or outside?
-How is your alignment? Time for less camber?
-How old are your rubber bushings? Soft enough for the suspension to get sloppy?

By raising the car with alignment settings, you may just allow for a bit more suspension travel before the rubbing begins.
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Im not surprised that they rub. 245/275 are quite wide. 265's on my car is as wide as I can go with no rub. I have a friend with an 85 that 255's rub. You can increase camber which will help outside rub, and also as others mentioned, replacing bushings will keep the suspension from deflecting as much. Have you looked into having the fenders rolled any?
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also, what size is the sidewall. can also be a factor...

and this is just a thought, but would thicker swaybars prevent this a little bit (less body roll = less lean from side to side)?
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What about removing the spacers, taking them to machine shop to have them slimmed down a bit.

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