So I lowered my car about a year ago, and at the time I had my 18's tire size 225/40Z and I never had rubbing issues what so ever. But for about 8 months I've been driving around with stocks. Due to me busting all 3 tires @ once on NYC pot holes and no cash to buy new ones. Rough times. But recently I brought my car to a mechanic to fix headlight issues, and have my shocks checked out, because my car just seemed to be so bouncy. To my surprise they said that my shocks were ok.
So with that said. I spent my money on getting new tires finally and threw on my 18's. But as soon as I drove off the lot. I heard tire rubbing in the rear driver side, so I pulled over to check it out, and I noticed sticky rubber residue on the fender and top side wall of the tire, with little to no clearance @ all. Now I feel like I spent a whapping 800.00 on 4 new Tires, Alignment, Warranty, and disposal when I could have been spent it on new shocks and struts.
I also took a pic of my car recently and compared it to the one I took when I dropped it the first time, and it looks as though the back is a lot lower now than when I first dropped it. The now image is a bit darker, but
Although I never replaced my stock shocks and struts when I lowered my car. It is bouncy. Dammit. But everyone says that lowering your car will give you a bouncier ride. Is this true, or are my shocks and struts blown? I think currently the the drop is 1.7 in the front, and 1.4 in the rear.
SO many questions. Do I need new shocks and struts? How much would it cost to get them put on? My original I plan was to buy some KYB's within a few months of dropping it, but I couldn't. If I do need new shocks and struts should I get KYB Strut boots, and Mounts too? I don't have a camber kit on it, but should I, if so what fitment should I get? Should I get different springs? I feel like Teins would be a better bet. I feel dumb asking this question. But will I fail emissions for my tires rubbing? I need to register my car but I haven't done so, due to my headlight issues. But now this.
But as usual I'm low on funds. So I won't be able to get this fixed for another month or two. So in the mean time is there anything I can do lessen the rubbing until I get new shocks and struts, or whatever it is I need to do to fix my suspension and tire rubbing issue? Thanks