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Low 'n' slow

DieselJake Apr 20, 2014

  1. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    ... But not intentionally, backend was rubbing with people in the back last night, never been in this situation before just wondering what to do about it, cars lowered on Eibach springs with AP dampers and 15mm spacers, looks the part not stupidly low when fat friends aren't sitting in the rear, wondering if I could take some weight out the back or need to do something more expensive to save the tyres.
     
  2. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Ripping the back seats out would solve it haha no passengers... but yeah not really an option.
     
  3. BakPak

    BakPak No Gear

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    Make your heavier friends take a taxi.
     
  4. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, to be fair it was only the one guy who weighed a bit which makes it even more worrying :ohmy:
     
  5. BakPak

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    Haven't some towing caravan types on here used those spring assisting things?
     
  6. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Spare wheel out and all the tools would be a big weight saving
     
  7. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Yeah think that's the way I'm swinging, also realised there was some fairly heavy stuff left in the boot which didn't help haha oops.
     
  8. BakPak

    BakPak No Gear

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    Yeah how rude suggesting your passengers were responsible with all the weight in the boot.....
     
  9. leegsi

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    Smaller spacers
     
  10. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    take spacers out buddy or fit spring assister's for towing simpel to fit just slide in
     
  11. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    also thinner tires would help too
     
  12. louis_123

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    Maybe try rolling the arches
     
  13. deano1978

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    Some people are not fans but it works. Stetched tyres. For me i have 9/5 or rear and should have 265/35/19 tyres,but 245/35/19 tucks under nice,not overly stretched.
     
  14. BakPak

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    Don't know about tyre stretch at all but stretching a good tyre to fit the wrong rim is got to be dodgy?
     
  15. louis_123

    louis_123 Active Member

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    I am running 235 stretched on a 9.5 rear. Looks nice aswell.
     
  16. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Spring assister's could be a good call, never even thought of those but will keep them in mind. Thinner tyres could be a good idea but not sure if 225 would be too much of a compromise (235 on 8.5 at the mo'). Rolled arches would be decent but will keep it as a last resort.

    Current solution will be having all the weight out the back plus spare tyre out, if this doesn't work maybe smaller rear spacers because I'm not sure the calipers will go over without spacers.
     
  17. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I have had the same issues in the past with shock & spring setups.
    I found the bump damping on shocks and springs to be quite soft, allowing a lot of suspension travel - hence rubbing going over bumps.etc

    To get round this, I fitted coilovers which are stiffer with less bump damping - allowing less suspension travel.
    I was actually able to lower the car abit more, without rubbing when fully laden.
     
  18. bradh

    bradh Active Member VCDS Map User

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    225 on a 8.5 inch won't give you that much stretch I think your better off swapping for thinner spacers or fitting some spring assisters
     

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