Some of you may recognize this car, as I think it's shared some history with this forum. I became the lucky owner last October. My respects to Mr Bill Patterson!
In January I received these BBS RS 001's to replace the Rota RB's, but they are rubbing 😔. I hadn't expected it since on paper they're both 15x7 ET 25, and there were no rubbing issues with the RB's. I suspect these RS's might actually be slightly closer to ET 20, but I haven't measured. The car is on H&R Sport springs.
Hopefully someone can explain whether this would be consistent with a knocking at the front on full lock and rubbing at the rear (make no mistake, my knowledge here is quite limited). I had 3mm spacers put on the front to better clear the control arm, and a bumpstop at the back to lessen the rubbing. Both made a noticeable difference but are not adequate as a solution. I've been reluctant to drive the car since, not helped by the recent weather in the bay area.
Insofar as I understand, my options are:
Smaller tyres (not many options tho?)
Roll the arches a little (where would I go to get this done in the bay area?!)
Coilovers ($$$ 😮)
Different springs (not sure where to start?)
I'd be very grateful for thoughts and advice on any/all the above, and your opinions on my best course of action here!
In a perfect world I wouldn't have it sit a little lower at the front, too. Thanks! 🙏🏼