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My rear right wheel or tyre rubs off on the body of my car when i carry something slightly heavy in my hood or up to three passengers seat in the back seat of the car. I was told by my mechanic that my shock absorbers are bad. I've changed the shocks but the problem persists.

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Shocks stop the bounce, springs are what holds car up. Honda's, as well as many other smaller cars really weren't designed to carry that much weight even though they lead you to believe you can without problems. You have a couple of choices, you can either replace the springs with same only new, or go to heavier ones, or purchase a pair of airshocks to help overcome that problem. The other thing I would also check is that you have factory recommended size tire and rims. Take the time to go into a place that specializes in shocks and springs like a Monroe shop or similar, and get them to weigh out your options for you, as well as some performance shops might have a deal on some items as well.

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jan 31, 2010

    Not 100% sure if they make them, but Gabriel's are usually reasonably priced as well as decent quality.
    There is coil-overs etc available as well, that may serve your purpose, that's why I'd say check around the shops that install them on a regular basis.


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