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    Car scraping

    So today I went to do some karting at f1 karting in Loughborough and I was gonna take my mates we all got in all5 of us and the car was just completely scraping
    So bad it is low but the firmness I thought would be ok and wouldn't drop it much more but when they are in I can just fit my little finger in arch
    Also my radiator leak is getting to the stage of new coolant every journey so has anyone got a cheap radiator for a 1.6i a3 2008 Pre facelift or where I can get the best price one

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    Whats your wheel/tyre setup.

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    Car scraping

    Nah it's not an issue I'm on 19" et35 215 tyres but the suspension is all the way down and my mates just made suspension drop when they were in the back but in a month when I'm back at uni I'm gonna pump the back up about 5mm so I can have passengers in back

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    Rear wheel offset is your problem man! are they 8s or 8.5s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moag View Post
    Rear wheel offset is your problem man! are they 8s or 8.5s?
    Wheel width would help???

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    ET35 isn't helping, you just need to run negative camber on the back and you'll be fine

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    Car scraping

    Ha funny stuff 4 comments due to my iPhone having tedious buttons
    It's et45 just pressed the wrong one

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    Car scraping

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    Yes you just need negative camber on the rear and you'll be fine.

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    Car scraping

    How do I do that? Sorry bit of a nov at suspension

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    Easiest way is to take it to a place near you that does full alignment and get t all done and have -1.5 or -2 deg of negative camber on the rear!

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    Ok cool thanks

 

 

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