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jjc1957
04-13-2015, 08:21 PM
So I am back after bringing my 2015 Abarth in for service. I am running 205/40-17 and check out my pictures of my tires. They are General Gmax and they do rub in the front only. The dealer says they are too wide for the car?

Robert Nixon
04-14-2015, 09:03 AM
I can't believe the tires are too big, what kind of wheels do you have?

Is the fender well stuff all tightened down and not sticking out?

doverosx
04-14-2015, 09:50 AM
So I am back after bringing my 2015 Abarth in for service. I am running 205/40-17 and check out my pictures of my tires. They are General Gmax and they do rub in the front only. The dealer says they are too wide for the car?

My winter tires rubbed in the same place. I think this is a 2015 only issue (check out my winter tire thread).

jjc1957
04-14-2015, 11:23 AM
Rims are Competizione Sport Tuning Wheels in 17 x 7.5
http://hotfiat.com/performance/17-x-7-5-silver-sport-wheels
Yes wheel well is together correctly
I wouldn't buy these rims again, I had to replace two already due to pot holes and not very big ones. My stock rims don't have any damage hitting the Northeast pot holes.

Trunkout
04-14-2015, 11:26 AM
ah..... that .5 in 7.5 makes ALL the difference. The Gmax is an XL tire I believe, too, so yeah you're gonna rub.

Klasse Act
04-14-2015, 11:49 AM
ah..... that .5 in 7.5 makes ALL the difference. The Gmax is an XL tire I believe, too, so yeah you're gonna rub.

XL is load rating.

Trunkout
04-14-2015, 11:52 AM
XL is load rating.

yes... but they tend to have "lip" to help with said load.

jjc1957
04-14-2015, 12:00 PM
Love the Gmax tires great in the snow. I was going up a hill and a Honda Civic and a another car couldn't make it. I drove by them and gave the beep beep and a wave

doverosx
04-14-2015, 01:07 PM
yes... but they tend to have "lip" to help with said load.

The lip won't affect rub.

OP, I have 5mm spacers and this solved most of the rubbing. The rubbing that I did have was during braking+steering or steering+bumps.

Haring
04-14-2015, 01:29 PM
I was looking at my Comps at the Dragon this weekend. I think the Coopers are a slightly wider tire too. I only get rubbing when the steering wheel is turned all the way in and the weight of the car is on that wheel. If i'm going slow in a parking lot and do a sharp turn into a spot, the wheels are fine. My stock Pirelli and the Kuhmos were more stretched on these wheels and I never had an issue.


I had to replace two already due to pot holes.
I've hit a ton of Wash DC pot holes with no problem. I must have hit something this past weekend because when the dealer rotated them they said I had two flat spots. I regretted buying the Fiat wheel warranty when I bought the car but now I don't. Hopefully 2 new wheels are on their way and I still have 3 years of coverage.

jjc1957
04-14-2015, 02:49 PM
I got one fixed for $120.00