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    Arches rubbing!! HELP!!

    Hi all, iv fit some JOM coilovers to my a3 sportback and I'm running 19's on a 235/35 tyre, and my coilovers are adjusted to the highest point, yet my tyres keep catching my arches on the inner lining or the arch liner itself (rear), and occasionally catching the fronts too,

    has anyone had any similar issues? Or give any advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallum View Post
    Hi all, iv fit some JOM coilovers to my a3 sportback and I'm running 19's on a 235/35 tyre, and my coilovers are adjusted to the highest point, yet my tyres keep catching my arches on the inner lining or the arch liner itself (rear), and occasionally catching the fronts too,has anyone had any similar issues? Or give any advice? Thanks
    I can't help saying I warned you that this might be a problem.
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    The rears you may be able to deal with by removing the rear arch liner screw,and also by running a bit more rear camber.
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    You may remember that a few of us said that running a 235 tyre would almost certainly lead to rubbing issues,especially at the front...speak to N8.

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    I remember you had said it would be pushing it, couldn't get my head round how 30mm drop would effect so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallum View Post
    I remember you had said it would be pushing it, couldn't get my head round how 30mm drop would effect so much!
    By dropping it,you're pushing it further,and rubbing that otherwise might only occur going over a pothole will happen much more often,as the tyre is that much closer to the arch,and only needs a minor suspension excursion to make it come in contact.
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    For instance,mine is about 10mm lower than stock,and although the tyres are sticking out a little,thanks to the camber,and the rock hard suspension it only momentarily rubs when you hit a big bump at some speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Alex View Post
    By dropping it,you're pushing it further,and rubbing that otherwise might only occur going over a pothole will happen much more often,as the tyre is that much closer to the arch,and only needs a minor suspension excursion to make it come in contact.
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    For instance,mine is about 10mm lower than stock,and although the tyres are sticking out a little,thanks to the camber,and the rock hard suspension it only momentarily rubs when you hit a big bump at some speed.
    i see your point, may stick it on the 4 wheeler machine tomorrow and see what adjustment I can make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallum View Post
    i see your point, may stick it on the 4 wheeler machine tomorrow and see what adjustment I can make.
    Certainly worth a try,just to see if a bit of negative camber on the rear would make it work for you,but the front is more difficult,as the range of adjustment is very limited.

 

 

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