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Rear Wheels Rubbing with Aftermarket Alloys

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by g1pkn, Oct 28, 2008.

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    Hi there can newbie here, can anybody help i have some new rs4 replica alloy wheels with a bit more offset than standard ones on a facelift s3 and the rears rub when driven a bit firmly :eyebrows:.

    I have had a look and it seems as if it could be just a torque screw on the back bumper it just catches on ? Has anyone else had this rubbing when putting spacers on or using these replicas and does taking the screw out solve it or does that hold the back bumper on ? ?

    Thanks in advance

    Great site by the way been really helpful !
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    I had rubbing on the rear, so took the screw out and filed that bit down. Its done the trick :)

    P.S. The screw isnt really holding the bumper on, well it is, but removing wont mean it drops down. The other screws hold it tight and its a very snug fit.

    Ive had mine out for a good few months and the bumper is as tight as the day i removed it :)

    See here: http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=56709
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    This is a daft question but did you file the head of the screw or take a chunk off the side of the screw ?

    Would you file it or just take it out ?
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    I took the screw out completley, but where the screw sits, the bumper part protrudes, so i filed that down flush so it was flat all the way across, Now theres no rubbing :)

    Hope this helps! - If not, take the screw out and have a look, all will become obvious :thumbsup:
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    Take the screw out completely, and file down the lug part of the platic bumper - no interference then
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    jinx
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    Thats that sorted.

    Hey Oli, have u decided on a car yet??
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    Thanks for your help, did a dremmel type tool do the job for you then ?
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    I bought a file :) £2.99 Homebase!
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    did you have to have your wheels off and the car in the air ?

    do you think i could do it in situe ? ie leave the screw in and file both the side or the screw and plastic lug at the same time
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    I run with ET42 18x8 wheels and my car is tucking the tyre by about 10mm at the rear, I get no rubbing after (very neatly) massacring my rear arches, rolled them, cut away all of the material I possibly could etc etc etc..

    I used..

    One of these..

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    this..

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    And finally.. ;):)

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    Jonny
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    Easy solution here. Stick the correct wheels back on. Why? Cos they are meant to be the ones to use.
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    :lazy::lazy::lazy::lazy::lazy:
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    If we all thought like we'd be running around in caveman suits, clubbing women, then dragging them off to our cave for a bit off nookie.

    Runs off to put standard wheels on :undwech:
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    ah the good old days :)
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    says who - the internet police? Sorry officer. :angrymod:
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