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Wheels rubbing on the rear <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> what exactly can i do to stop this.....Its hitting the inside of the wheel well (plastic) can i shave it down with sand paper ? <p>PLEASE help <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear Wheel Rubbing Help !!!! (jdsr917)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wheels rubbing on the rear <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> what exactly can i do to stop this.....Its hitting the inside of the wheel well (plastic) can i shave it down with sand paper ? <p>PLEASE help <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Time to roll the fenders bud or get camber arms and adjust. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I'm rubbing too and i'm hoping it might just rub all the plastic to clear the wheel well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Rear Wheel Rubbing Help !!!! (Mach_T5)

I actually have the SPC arms ... Im thinking the wheel might actually be too straight and not have enough negative camber... (i think its negative ) haha <p>But i cannot just shave the plastic on the inside of the well ? will that cause any p-roblems if i do ?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vash13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm rubbing too and i'm hoping it might just rub all the plastic to clear the wheel well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>My problem is its killing my tire too .... You wouldnt believe what size wheel im on and still rubbing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>My problem is its killing my tire too .... You wouldnt believe what size wheel im on and still rubbing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ya i know what your saying the sidewall of my left rear tire is eaten alive and that's only like a 245...i'll be running 275 next week LMAO should be interesting...
 

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Re: (Mach_T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mach_T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ya i know what your saying the sidewall of my left rear tire is eaten alive and that's only like a 245...i'll be running 275 next week LMAO should be interesting...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>LMAO GL with that !<p>I think im now running 245/35/17<p>There also Loud as heLL
 

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Re: (jdsr917)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There also Loud as heLL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What kind of tires are you running? They can't be louder than BF-Goodrich KDW2. I'd rather die a slow death than run those tires again...
 

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Ill have to look in the AM but man these things sound like im on a run way taking off haha<p>as for wobble i didnt really feel much but then again im sure an alignment should bring things back to normal i hope but as for rubbing i got no idea what to do ... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>jdsr917</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>LMAO GL with that !<p>I think im now running 245/35/17<p>There also Loud as heLL</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is a weird tire size. how can you run that? I would think u would be around 215/45/17 if u have 17 inch stocks.
 

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Im not on stock (for our car) 17's but they are from another car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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245 tires? what the heck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I have 225/40R18 and they rub slightly... err... <i>have</i> rubbed. now the plastic in the rear wheel well is nearly "shaved down" - so there's no real problem with that. <p>but I think if you wear out your tires, you'll have to roll the fenders...
 

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Yeah, just get your fenders rolled. Cheap and pretty easy to DIY, rent a fender roller, or take it to a shop. I am hoping to have my fenders rolled very soon, just waiting on a buddy of mine to come through with getting the roller from his buddy.
 

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With rolling the fender what happens to the plastic !? because if i can just shave the plastic down then they will sit perfect and wont hit anything,,,<p><br>But as for rolling fenders.. How much should i pay to get both side done ?<p>Thanks
 

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Re: (jdsr917)

I rolled my fenders but was unable to melt my plastic fender liners into submission like i wanted. Now that the tire has rubbed thru them no more issues <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Is there really any reason i should be worried about rubbing away the rear plastic ? because i have about 1/4 more to go and i should be fine haha i mean even when i make a right turn from a stop slow i rub haha i gues pictures are in order ...
 

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take a couple of pictures. I am interested how yours looks. When you rub, does it make a sound or you feel your car slow down?
 

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Sound but the car sits just right when its not moving but turns or bumps cause i nice rubbing sound ....
 

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Do i have to remove my rear spings and struts in order to to install the camber arms ? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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