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Tire rubbing inside wheel well...?

I'm getting tire rub on the inside of the wheel well where it bumps in about an inch above the lip of the body work.
What I want to know is:
a. anyone else have this issue?
b. anyone simply taken a 5lb sledge and "removed" that bump?

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i get some rubbing too. my tire in the rear is tucked into the fender. cant even stick your finger in. i guess that why. what suspension are you running?

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I had that when I had the sedan springs in the rear, with wagon springs I haven't had any rubbing lately. I also was rubbing on that sheet metal that wraps around the rear struts and has the 4 holes in it, not sure what its for as the impreza doesn't have it, was thinking of cutting the lower part off.

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I'm on WRX wagon struts and STI springs. I haven't rubbed on those weird metal shields funkymonkey mentioned yet. I was thinking I'd cut them off as well. I can't see any use for them. I'm probably going to try to pound that bump down next time I get a chance.

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I'm on WRX wagon struts and STI springs. I haven't rubbed on those weird metal shields funkymonkey mentioned yet. I was thinking I'd cut them off as well. I can't see any use for them. I'm probably going to try to pound that bump down next time I get a chance.
I actually looked again today, and it appears my oversized snow tires had been rubbing on those humps as well. I'm running a bit more negative camber back there now and theres tons of space. You could probably pound them out though without too much difficulty.

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