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Tyres rubbing S3 2011

chvcky Oct 27, 2011

  1. chvcky

    chvcky New Member

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    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
     
  2. S3RYE

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

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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
     
  3. chvcky

    chvcky New Member

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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 ...
     
  4. brough74

    brough74 Member

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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
     
  5. chvcky

    chvcky New Member

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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
     
  6. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    235 and 8J is your problem
     
  7. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Well done Nat :)..Chv...listen to Nat, he's our wheel man !
     
  8. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Is he :ninja:
     
  9. chvcky

    chvcky New Member

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    Hey N8 you mean I should have 225 ?
     
  10. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Best there is :)
     
  11. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    On an 8J, 215/225 to eradicate rubbing. But 225 seeing as its an S3.

    Thanks Pad :laugh:
     
  12. VeeDubDan

    VeeDubDan Active Member Team Monsoon

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

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