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Tyres rubbing @ full lock

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by doeboy, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. doeboy

    doeboy Member

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    My 225/40/18's are rubbing, am i right in thinking that this is what wheel spacer are used for?

    Another issue is i'm due to have my RS4 reps repaired this week and i'm intending on changing the colour to charcol or some black shade, but thinking about it i don't think they can alter the colour of the centre cap can they? Being plastic it's hardly going to be able to "bake" at 200 DC now is it!
     
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  3. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    You must have the wrong offset wheel because i have 225/40/18 tyres and i've lowered my car 100mm and that doesn't rub.
     
  4. rusty1983

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    Thats good news because im really worried about lowering mine next weekend and the MOT is shortly after..:ohmy:

    But no rubbing on 100 mm you say im only going 30mm so should be safe then.
     
  5. doeboy

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    Right, so spacers should give me that little xtra width then?

    As i say it's only at full lock.
     
  6. Randomjim

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    Yea maybe try 5mm spacers on the front that should do the trick.
     
  7. Randomjim

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    Yup you'll be fine. :salute:
     
  8. 205man

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    ive got 18X8 rs4s with a 35mm offset 225/40/18 tyres and dont have any problems with rubbing either

    alan
     
  9. PhilR

    PhilR One Ate Tea

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    im lowered over a hundred mill, and only just catch on the inside on full lock thats with 18x8s with an et48, 15 mill spacers i have will sort that problem but will probs catch on the wheelarches then !!! If you aint rubbin you aint dubbin !
     
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    depends what tyres you have, just had my front tyres changed from toyos to khumos and the front s rub a tiny bit now. Mind you the front is rather low. The Khumo tyres have much wider side walls to protect the wheels from kerbing.
     
  11. doeboy

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    Michelin Pilots sports.
     
  12. 205man

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    ive got pilot sports fitted on mine with no problems

    alan
     
  13. mckay9uk

    mckay9uk A4 2.4 30V PES Supercharged

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    Have you had the front wheel alignment checked recently? if it's toeing out to far this can cause the inside edge to rub, on full lock, if its out a fair bit.
     
  14. SteveS

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    new 225/40/18 khumo's on mine with no clearance probs.
     

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