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    COILOVER HEADACHE

    ive had some weitec coilovers put on my 2007 s3 today and im running 8.5x19 phaeton helios,s there scrubbing quite bad and the car isnt even that low at the moment no lower than it was on h&r springs any suggestions how i stop this as i ideally want to be much lower. also has anyone had issues with weitecs as like i say there currently not that low yet there doesent seem to be much thread left to go at???????????HELP.

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    what is offset of the rims?
    it should strt with ET

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    Are you running the helper spring still ?

    8.5j should be fine without rubbing unless really low, or the offset is way out.
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    I think there et45

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    So whats rubbing ? As im running et45 8.5 / 9.5 19", and only had to remove the rear arch screw. Thats on Eibach Sportlines, so maybe not as low, but still 50/40mm. Can barely get a finger in the arch.

    What tyre size ?
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    225/35/19 not sure exactly what there rubbing on but rubbing front+rear whats this screw you have removed?

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    Alright !! its warren from today ! they shouldn't scrub like that on them sizes really.. like i said your best trimming the plastic remove the screws thats in the arches on the front, your backs ones were out if i remember.

    225 35 should be ok but 215 35 would scrub less.

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    On the rear arch, look where the bumper meets the arch, and theres a little torx screw, t25 i think. Could see on mine the tyre had buffed the head clean. Im running 9.5j rears with stretched 225 / 35. Same size tyres on 8.5j fronts.
    Ive had no contact on the front at all.

    First thing is to inspect the tyres for rub marks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenlord View Post
    Alright !! its warren from today ! they shouldn't scrub like that on them sizes really.. like i said your best trimming the plastic remove the screws thats in the arches on the front, your backs ones were out if i remember.

    225 35 should be ok but 215 35 would scrub less.
    sorry bud it wasnt me who brought the car today i sent my mate with it,theres still a screw/bolt on the back i think i felt it earlier when i had a quick look,gathering that needs binning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rom View Post
    On the rear arch, look where the bumper meets the arch, and theres a little torx screw, t25 i think. Could see on mine the tyre had buffed the head clean. Im running 9.5j rears with stretched 225 / 35. Same size tyres on 8.5j fronts.
    Ive had no contact on the front at all.

    First thing is to inspect the tyres for rub marks.
    thanks for the help mate will take a closer look tomorrow.

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    Yup, i had to remove both sides. Not sure if theres a similar screw for the fronts, ive not had to look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 syc View Post
    sorry bud it wasnt me who brought the car today i sent my mate with it,theres still a screw/bolt on the back i think i felt it earlier when i had a quick look,gathering that needs binning?
    Ohh ! was it not the lad who had it today then ? he made out as if it was his pretty much. i think the back one was out to be honest. i showed him where to trim etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenlord View Post
    Ohh ! was it not the lad who had it today then ? he made out as if it was his pretty much. i think the back one was out to be honest. i showed him where to trim etc.
    haha did he? no i couldnt get off work so sent him down with it. will ask him to show me what you said and will have a good look tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 syc View Post
    haha did he? no i couldnt get off work so sent him down with it. will ask him to show me what you said and will have a good look tomorrow.
    well maybe it was just me, he knew alot and i presumed it was his. sure he will show you.

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    haha no that sounds about right for him lol. thanks for the help though will update when ive had my hacksaw out tomorrow.

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    Seemed to have cured the catching cheers for the help guys

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    COILOVER HEADACHE

    You got any pictures of these fitted? I'm considering some Helios but not sure whether they will suit my car.

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    Get some pics up!
    I have a set of Helios waiting in the garage Did you go for the GT or TX weitecs?

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    ive not had chance to drop them down yet as it was catching but sorted that now so gunna have a play this weekend, will stick you a pic up but the heights awful at the mo lol.
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