Volks AutosBadger5
Results 1 to 27 of 27
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By N8

Thread: lowered on 19's - rubbing issues

  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    124

    lowered on 19's - rubbing issues

    my car got lowered yesterday, i've got 235/35/19 tyres and my car was lowered on spax 45mm springs, it doesnt rub that much to be honest just when i hit the odd bump in the road the front will hit the arch, if i change the front tyres to 225/35/19 and leave the back tyres on (235/35/19) will these affect the handling?

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Paullie's Avatar
    Banana Menace!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    2,088
    It depends on the offset of your wheels (ET) as well as the width of the tyres. I have 19x8.5J wheels with an offset of ET50 with 225/35/19 tyres on. My car is lowered 25mm and I have absolutely no rubbing issues. If you have an offset of anything lower than ET48, your first port of call can be to remove the wheel arch screw (front wheel arch, where the liner meets the arch). It sits positionally at 12 o'clock. This may be all you need to do and failing that you will probably need to go down to 225/35/19's to sort out your rubbing issues. xx
    Last edited by Paullie; 14th April 2012 at 21:26.
    MY10 S3 8P3 S-TRONIC, IMOLA YELLOW
    SHARK PERFORMANCE STAGE 2
    - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    96
    What Paullie said.

  5. #4
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    124
    i'll have to take the wheel off tomorrow and check the et, if i do need to change to 225/35/19 tyres can i change the front and leave my back as 235/35/19 or will this affect my handling?

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    124
    also thanks for the comment paullie much appreciated

  7. #6
    Paullie's Avatar
    Banana Menace!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    2,088
    You're welcome, Harris. Not sure if it'd make any difference to the handling, swapping just the fronts for slightly lower profiles TBH. Hopefully someone will let you know for sure soon. If your car isn't a Quattro, then you'd probably be OK with it. xx
    MY10 S3 8P3 S-TRONIC, IMOLA YELLOW
    SHARK PERFORMANCE STAGE 2
    - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

  8. #7
    Paullie's Avatar
    Banana Menace!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    2,088
    Which wheels do you have, Bud? We might be able to establish the ET for you if they are OEM. xx
    MY10 S3 8P3 S-TRONIC, IMOLA YELLOW
    SHARK PERFORMANCE STAGE 2
    - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

  9. #8
    moag's Avatar
    she's no d-turbo

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    819
    225s front and 235 rears are fine. I ran the same tyres on my A3 lowered 45mm and didn't have any rubbing issues unless I had 5 people and a load of stuff in the car

    Take the rear arch screws out as the guys suggested
    For Sale -
    A3 rear wiper motor and arm
    A3 air vents
    56plate A3 S-Line full speaker system including amp

  10. #9
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    124
    okay cheers guys, i'll take the screws out aswell tomorrow, the wheels are rs4 reps so its gona be hard to judge the et

  11. #10
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Skipton
    Posts
    59
    Hi pal. The only issue that you might come across is an abs warning light due to different rolling radius. You could always try and if you have an issue change the back as well.

  12. #11
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    Quote Originally Posted by Paullie View Post
    It depends on the offset of your wheels (ET) as well as the width of the tyres. I have 19x8.5J wheels with an offset of ET50 with 225/35/19 tyres on. My car is lowered 25mm and I have absolutely no rubbing issues. If you have an offset of anything lower than ET48, your first port of call can be to remove the wheel arch screw (front wheel arch, where the liner meets the arch). It sits positionally at 12 o'clock. This may be all you need to do and failing that you will probably need to go down to 225/35/19's to sort out your rubbing issues. xx
    i think my front arch screw needs to be binned mine catches all the time and mine is running 18's but quite low on 225's
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  13. #12
    amar06fbr's Avatar
    Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,033
    sorry to jack this thread mate but 1 quick question am fitting 50/40 eibach and am runing on 19x8j with 235.35.19s, will i have rub on the front? would i have to remove the screw?
    For Sale
    climate control (double din non chrome)
    Black roof lining (sportback)
    pm me for more info..

    BBM: 28E07323

    My Panoramic RetroFit


  14. #13
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    all depends on your wheel et buddy i would go for 225's then you will be fine
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  15. #14
    amar06fbr's Avatar
    Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,033
    what et would i be safe on? i will check in the morning if not am goin to find some new tyres in the morning then gives me someting to do :D
    For Sale
    climate control (double din non chrome)
    Black roof lining (sportback)
    pm me for more info..

    BBM: 28E07323

    My Panoramic RetroFit


  16. #15
    FranA3's Avatar
    events moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    7,124
    well my wheels are et45 and they fit nearly flush on the front and catch on bumps and when turning the wheel and hitting a bump mid corner but thats because its low lol
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

  17. #16
    poli84's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Melbourne. Australia
    Posts
    430
    What about having a professional trim the inside of your arches (the felt lining, etc) to create more room in there?
    This is quite a common thing to do here in Australia (never heard it suggested on this forum) and it really gives you more room inside the arches and eliminates rubbing.
    It's completely not visible from the outside of the vehicle and someone who knows what they are doing won't mangle your wheel arches.

    A lot people running 19's have this done as we need to run a 235 tyre because the load rating of 225s does not meet OEM levels which is a big no no for our insurance.

    EasternS3 just had this done to fit his ET45 19x8.5 with 235s on and has eliminated all rubbing.
    I'm about to get it done as I experience rubbing with my spacers and Bilsteins with a full load and with my 235 track wheel/tyre combo.

    Much cheaper than changing tyres...
    MY10 S3 Sportback - 6Sp Manual - Sprint Blue
    REVO Stage 2+ /
    Forge Twintake / 3" Miltek Hybrid DP/​ Autotech HPFP
    Bilstein PSS10
    / H&R 10/12mm Spacers / BFI Dog Bone /EBC Yellowstuff

    BUILD THREAD

  18. #17
    moag's Avatar
    she's no d-turbo

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    819
    Quote Originally Posted by amar06fbr View Post
    what et would i be safe on? i will check in the morning if not am goin to find some new tyres in the morning then gives me someting to do :D
    Anything up to ET45 on the front is fine. You can run a lower ET on the rear if the wheels are staggered.

    As the wheels are 8" wide a 225 or 215 is the best size

    And get the arch screws out!
    For Sale -
    A3 rear wiper motor and arm
    A3 air vents
    56plate A3 S-Line full speaker system including amp

  19. #18
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    124
    I've took the arch screw out and know fingers crossed theirs no rubbing, had a few test drives and everything seems okay, cheers for your help guys

  20. #19
    Weechris90's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Bathgate, Scotland
    Posts
    75
    Im having the same problem.. Ive got eibach 50/40 on rs4 reps 18''.. 225 on the front and 235 on the back.. Front seems to scrape really quite badly even on the slightest of bumps.. If i take the screws out will it then not just contact the arch and possibly bend the arch out?

  21. #20
    Paullie's Avatar
    Banana Menace!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Aberdeenshire
    Posts
    2,088
    Quote Originally Posted by Weechris90 View Post
    Im having the same problem.. Ive got eibach 50/40 on rs4 reps 18''.. 225 on the front and 235 on the back.. Front seems to scrape really quite badly even on the slightest of bumps.. If i take the screws out will it then not just contact the arch and possibly bend the arch out?
    No Dude, removing the front arch screws (one either side positioned at 12 o'clock) gives you a few vital more mm's clearance. You won't bend your arch out or cause other problems unless the offset of your rims is very aggressive indeed. What width/offset are your wheels? I had 18x8J with ET44 (225/40/18) and they rubbed front and back with the arch liner screws in and after remving them they didn't rub at all, though my car's only lowered 25mm. xx
    MY10 S3 8P3 S-TRONIC, IMOLA YELLOW
    SHARK PERFORMANCE STAGE 2
    - GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN!

  22. #21
    amar06fbr's Avatar
    Vorsprung Durch Technik

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,033
    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    well my wheels are et45 and they fit nearly flush on the front and catch on bumps and when turning the wheel and hitting a bump mid corner but thats because its low lol
    just looking at you sig pic yours is low! how do you do it with a full car?

    my wheels are et45.
    For Sale
    climate control (double din non chrome)
    Black roof lining (sportback)
    pm me for more info..

    BBM: 28E07323

    My Panoramic RetroFit


  23. #22
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    All you youngsters with your stretch and screws, and rubbing and what not

  24. #23
    moag's Avatar
    she's no d-turbo

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    819
    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    All you youngsters with your stretch and screws, and rubbing and what not
    Says captain stretch
    For Sale -
    A3 rear wiper motor and arm
    A3 air vents
    56plate A3 S-Line full speaker system including amp

  25. #24
    Weechris90's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Bathgate, Scotland
    Posts
    75
    Quote Originally Posted by Paullie View Post
    No Dude, removing the front arch screws (one either side positioned at 12 o'clock) gives you a few vital more mm's clearance. You won't bend your arch out or cause other problems unless the offset of your rims is very aggressive indeed. What width/offset are your wheels? I had 18x8J with ET44 (225/40/18) and they rubbed front and back with the arch liner screws in and after remving them they didn't rub at all, though my car's only lowered 25mm. xx
    Im not too sure what the ET is to be fair? i think they are ET45 but thats just an estimated guess I will take the screws out and see how i get on! Can only help a suppose
    (:

  26. #25
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by moag View Post
    Says captain stretch
    Not that much with a 225/30 on an 8.5 tbh

  27. #26
    moag's Avatar
    she's no d-turbo

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    819
    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Not that much with a 225/30 on an 8.5 tbh
    You back on 20s again? pics?
    For Sale -
    A3 rear wiper motor and arm
    A3 air vents
    56plate A3 S-Line full speaker system including amp

  28. #27
    N8
    N8's Avatar
    Kowalski Details

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Salford, Manchester
    Posts
    17,133

    My Social Networking

    Add N8 on Facebook Visit N8's Instagram Channel
    I will be soon, I'll do a thread soon once the car is out the bodyshop and working again

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Will i get rubbing ?
    By bigblokey0 in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24th February 2012, 20:26
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22nd November 2011, 10:25
  3. Lowered but getting rubbing....
    By BigT in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 3rd November 2010, 22:42
  4. Rubbing now lowered.
    By Cviji in forum A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 6th October 2007, 14:41
  5. Rubbing
    By powerplay in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 6th November 2005, 16:47

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO