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Tyres rubbing S3 2011

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chvcky, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. chvcky
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    [Oct 27, 2011]
    Just fitted 235 x 35 ZR19 Falken F452 tyres to Borbet CW1 wheels and iI have a bit of rubbing now and again only from rear

    I have an S3 black edition 2011 and the rear inner arches seem to have a felt liner presumably for noise reductio and I think it is the tyre rubbing this but as yet can't see any marks

    Anyone else had this and sorted it please ?

    Perhaps I should have fitted 225 tyres ?

    Thanks ya'll
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    should have gone with a 225 tyre, what wheel width are they? you could try and remove the arch lining screw, this is normally the culprit
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    They are 8" and I have checked this arch screw and no damage to it so feel sureish it's not that ...
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    I had this problem when i had 19s with 235/35 tyres i removed the screw and it still caught the odd times. I then modified the arch with a file and a grinder lol, i trimmed down where the screw used to be and treated it with underseal etc to stop any rust and never had a problem after that
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    crikey a grinder now I am scared !....wish I could just see some evidence of where it is rubbing but I can't...suppose it could be on the inside of the wheel/tre aginst something on the inner arch

    Thing is Demon tweeks said these would be ok and they are not..so might contact them
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    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    235 and 8J is your problem
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Well done Nat :)..Chv...listen to Nat, he's our wheel man !
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    Is he :ninja:
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    Hey N8 you mean I should have 225 ?
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    Best there is :)
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    On an 8J, 215/225 to eradicate rubbing. But 225 seeing as its an S3.

    Thanks Pad :laugh:
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    Also make sure the offset is close to stock, or you'll still rub on 225s.
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