[quote name='Whelk8891' post='14231' date='Mar 5 2009, 08:01 PM']Are you positive they're rubbing? If you push the back of the car down does the wheel touch the inner wheel arch?
You can either put the 15s back on, refit standard springs or stiffer suspension.
As a side note, I had 215/45/17s on mine (mk1 saloon) for about a year and a half. Got through a dozen tyres in that time - admittedly two were slashed by an idiot but that still leaves ten. I had it on standard springs with no rubbing. The ride was a lot rougher than on 15s and any accidental pot-holes were followed by a trip to the dentist to have my knocked out teeth replaced. If it was that bad on standard springs, god knows what it'd have been like lowered. Oh, and my economy went down from 55MPG to less than 45MPG.
I eventually cut my losses and went back to 15s.[/quote]
Well im pretty positive, there fine in a striaght line with no bumps but hit any bump in the road and it really scrapes loudly, any bend that goes up hill. I do not have the original springs
How much would these be?