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    Tyres rubbing S3 2011

    Just fitted 235 x 35 ZR19 Falken F452 tyres to Borbet CW1 wheels and iI have a bit of rubbing now and again only from rear

    I have an S3 black edition 2011 and the rear inner arches seem to have a felt liner presumably for noise reductio and I think it is the tyre rubbing this but as yet can't see any marks

    Anyone else had this and sorted it please ?

    Perhaps I should have fitted 225 tyres ?

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    should have gone with a 225 tyre, what wheel width are they? you could try and remove the arch lining screw, this is normally the culprit
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    They are 8" and I have checked this arch screw and no damage to it so feel sureish it's not that ...

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    I had this problem when i had 19s with 235/35 tyres i removed the screw and it still caught the odd times. I then modified the arch with a file and a grinder lol, i trimmed down where the screw used to be and treated it with underseal etc to stop any rust and never had a problem after that
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    crikey a grinder now I am scared !....wish I could just see some evidence of where it is rubbing but I can't...suppose it could be on the inside of the wheel/tre aginst something on the inner arch

    Thing is Demon tweeks said these would be ok and they are not..so might contact them

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    Well done Nat :-)..Chv...listen to Nat, he's our wheel man !
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    Hey N8 you mean I should have 225 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chvcky View Post
    Hey N8 you mean I should have 225 ?
    On an 8J, 215/225 to eradicate rubbing. But 225 seeing as its an S3.

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    Also make sure the offset is close to stock, or you'll still rub on 225s.
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