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Rubbin but not Dubbin

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Smiffi, Sep 18, 2013.

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    [Sep 18, 2013]
    Ok, so I'm running standard suspension on my 2012 S3 with 12mm spacers on the rear and even with the arch screw removed, I still rub. That's without anyone in the rear too. Wouldn't dare put anyone in the back! There's a build up of rubber around the tyre now.
    Thinking about swapping my front 10mm to the rear but I'm not sure if it'll look daft.
    Would fitting stiffer H&R springs stop this?
    Or switching to stretched tyres next time?
    Or maybe brand of tyre might help if the tread pattern is different at the top of the side wall?

    I know spacers is a well covered topic but I thought I'd be safe from chub rub when I bought them.

    Cheers in advance guys.
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    Will there be any undesirable effects of running 12mm front and 10mm rear?
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    You want rear to sit wider mate i say you need to change tyres pal lower profile with tiny stretch
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    No it won't. difference is minimal, and if you even had a wider track on the front it would help the traction.
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    what size wheels/tyres are you running?
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    [Sep 19, 2013]
    I'm on standard suspension and wheels with 11mm spacers all round, no rubbing at all... :think:
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    [Sep 20, 2013]
    Can't be on standard wheels?

    I'm on standard 17's at the mo, with 12mm spacers on the back and lowered pretty much all the way on AP coilovers and I get no rubbing issues, even with 2 people in the back.
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    [Sep 20, 2013]
    I have standard 18" black edition rotors fitted.
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