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Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:32 am
by DaveinOlyWA
Dk if this has been mentioned before but yesterday while turning left onto a street that was a smidge lower than the street I was on, I heard a rubbing noise coming from front right tire. Sounds like tire was rubbing on wheel well?

Any one else see this? Do I need to look at getting shocks or something replaced?

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:05 am
by estomax
do you see a rub mark left in the wheel well? I have never noticed any rubbing with the stock suspension/tires/rims even when hooning around.

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:11 am
by rogersleaf
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:32 am
Dk if this has been mentioned before but yesterday while turning left onto a street that was a smidge lower than the street I was on, I heard a rubbing noise coming from front right tire. Sounds like tire was rubbing on wheel well?

Any one else see this? Do I need to look at getting shocks or something replaced?
If you figure this out let me know. Think I’m hearing the same scraping. Sounded like I ran over an object turning in my driveway and a couple other times turning into the driveway of my 2nd job. Was definitely a mild left turn onto a slight upgrade and difficult to reproduce. Every instance is low speed so don’t believe I’m bottoming the suspension and can’t see any obvious rub marks.

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:02 am
by DaveinOlyWA
rogersleaf wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:11 am
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:32 am
Dk if this has been mentioned before but yesterday while turning left onto a street that was a smidge lower than the street I was on, I heard a rubbing noise coming from front right tire. Sounds like tire was rubbing on wheel well?

Any one else see this? Do I need to look at getting shocks or something replaced?
If you figure this out let me know. Think I’m hearing the same scraping. Sounded like I ran over an object turning in my driveway and a couple other times turning into the driveway of my 2nd job. Was definitely a mild left turn onto a slight upgrade and difficult to reproduce. Every instance is low speed so don’t believe I’m bottoming the suspension and can’t see any obvious rub marks.
Same here. I "thought" I heard something a while back but not completely sure but the other day was unmistakable and both incidences were left turns to a street either at a different level or had a tiny dip (nice way of saying pothole)

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:13 am
by Nubo
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:32 am
Dk if this has been mentioned before but yesterday while turning left onto a street that was a smidge lower than the street I was on, I heard a rubbing noise coming from front right tire. Sounds like tire was rubbing on wheel well?

Any one else see this? Do I need to look at getting shocks or something replaced?
Possibly the traction/stability control activated briefly. It can feel like rubbing.

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:43 am
by DaveinOlyWA
Nubo wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:13 am
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:32 am
Dk if this has been mentioned before but yesterday while turning left onto a street that was a smidge lower than the street I was on, I heard a rubbing noise coming from front right tire. Sounds like tire was rubbing on wheel well?

Any one else see this? Do I need to look at getting shocks or something replaced?
Possibly the traction/stability control activated briefly. It can feel like rubbing.
ZERO chance that is the case. Besides, I don't feel anything. Its just sound

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:00 am
by powersurge
My first question would be if you are using the original rims and tires... If you got larger rims or tires, you can get rubbing.

Also, there are some strange situations where you a driving, turning, in bumps or changes in pavement that will make the suspension move in ways that is typically does not..

I would not worry or further investigate.

If you can test turning right and left (in a flat parking lot) from a full stop to about 10 MPH, then you are ok..

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:35 am
by rogersleaf
powersurge wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:00 am
My first question would be if you are using the original rims and tires... If you got larger rims or tires, you can get rubbing.

Also, there are some strange situations where you a driving, turning, in bumps or changes in pavement that will make the suspension move in ways that is typically does not..

I would not worry or further investigate.

If you can test turning right and left (in a flat parking lot) from a full stop to about 10 MPH, then you are ok..
All stock equipment- SL with 215/50R17 tires.

The driveway entrance where mine was observed is designed for commercial over-the-road buses that have relatively poor underbody clearance. So doubt it’s an angle of approach or body-suspension twisting event due to changing road grades.

The sound reminds me of rolling up onto a parking space curb. Just a quick light plastic scrape like when I had a Honda Civic frequently scuffed the small front air dam.

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:26 pm
by Nubo
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:43 am
Nubo wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:13 am
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:32 am
Dk if this has been mentioned before but yesterday while turning left onto a street that was a smidge lower than the street I was on, I heard a rubbing noise coming from front right tire. Sounds like tire was rubbing on wheel well?

Any one else see this? Do I need to look at getting shocks or something replaced?
Possibly the traction/stability control activated briefly. It can feel like rubbing.
ZERO chance that is the case. Besides, I don't feel anything. Its just sound
I have had it activate where there was only sound.

Re: Front Tire Rubbing?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:46 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
rogersleaf wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:35 am
powersurge wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:00 am
My first question would be if you are using the original rims and tires... If you got larger rims or tires, you can get rubbing.

Also, there are some strange situations where you a driving, turning, in bumps or changes in pavement that will make the suspension move in ways that is typically does not..

I would not worry or further investigate.

If you can test turning right and left (in a flat parking lot) from a full stop to about 10 MPH, then you are ok..
All stock equipment- SL with 215/50R17 tires.

The driveway entrance where mine was observed is designed for commercial over-the-road buses that have relatively poor underbody clearance. So doubt it’s an angle of approach or body-suspension twisting event due to changing road grades.

The sound reminds me of rolling up onto a parking space curb. Just a quick light plastic scrape like when I had a Honda Civic frequently scuffed the small front air dam.
Same here. all stock and the description on the sound is spot on and only seems to happen turning left.