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<p>I was traveling 5 mph and made a u-turn across a median to head the other way and noticed what I thought it to be the right front wheel rubbing. I am curious if anyone else has experienced this issue. I didn't have time to duplicate the issue, but will try it tongiht. I have a brand new s60r with 150 miles on the odo.<p>Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (norcals60r)

Welcome to the Navy....<p><IMG SRC="http://store1.yimg.com/I/mcmahanphoto_1869_73490316" BORDER="0"><p>The R has about the same turning radius...although the carrier might actually have a slight edge.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (JimLill)

And that is acceptable from a car worth 40K. What is Volvo's position on this.....don't use the 4c suspension for anything but straight driving;-)
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (norcals60r)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53381" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=53381</A><p>70% of R owners reported tire rub with stock wheels and tires.
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (norcals60r)

Nothing to do with the 4C.<br>It's limited by the way the engine and transmission are mounted and the wheel well design.<br>The R has a longer steering stops.<br>They need a very wide wheel with this (46mm) offset to clear the brakes.<br>There are some aftermarket 7" wheels that fit ( with spacers) which you can mount 225s and the shorter steering stops.<br>Probably shortens the turning circle by over 4 ft.<br>You can also put 5mm spacers on, this seems to help the rubbing<br>Mine has 18's and lowered with 5mm spacers and<B> I DO NOT RUB</B><br>(Michelins too)
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nothing to do with the 4C.<br>It's limited by the way the engine and transmission are mounted and the wheel well design.<br>The R has a longer steering stops.<br>They need a very wide wheel with this (46mm) offset to clear the brakes.<br>There are some aftermarket 7" wheels that fit ( with spacers) which you can mount 225s and the shorter steering stops.<br>Probably shortens the turning circle by over 4 ft.<br>You can also put 5mm spacers on, this seems to help the rubbing<br>Mine has 18's and lowered with 5mm spacers and<B> I DO NOT RUB</B><br>(Michelins too)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Jim, do you also have 10mm spacers in for the rear wheels?
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You can also put 5mm spacers on, this seems to help the rubbing</TD></TR></TABLE><p>10mm spacers (available from ViVA Performance or Eibach if you know someone in Europe) will for sure cure the rub problem, but 10mm spacers are more expensive and require longer bolts, which is an added expense ($40).
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>10mm spacers (available from ViVA Performance or Eibach if you know someone in Europe) will for sure cure the rub problem, but 10mm spacers are more expensive and require longer bolts, which is an added expense ($40). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>So, is the usual set always +5mm for the rear wheels, as compared to the front?
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (TexasV70R)

The rear wheels are set about 10mm further in than the fronts, so running a 5-10mm larger spacer in back will give you a more balanced look. <p>Lots of people run 5/10, 5/15, or 10/15 with 235s. <p>I ran 10/10 with 245s on Pegs, best option with those.
 

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i experienced the worst rub ever with stock wheels/tires on the T5, but haven't experiened anything with the new R. guess im lucky <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? ("R" Kelly)

I just had Toyo Proxes 4 mounted on my 18" pegs today and now I have no more rub without spacers!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (norcals60r)

With the front wheels turned in either direction to maximum, where exactly is the rub and on what? I would like to determine if the 5mm or 10mm will correct the problem, or which will come closest to doing so.<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Wheel Rubbing - Common problem or not? (TexasV70R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TexasV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With the front wheels turned in either direction to maximum, where exactly is the rub and on what? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Inside of wheel well..<p><IMG SRC="http://img304.imageshack.us/img304/7900/slide11lu.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TexasV70R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would like to determine if the 5mm or 10mm will correct the problem, or which will come closest to doing so.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Depends on brand of tires, size of tires, width/offset of wheels and springs.<p>If you have lowering springs or a larger tire, definitely go with 10mm up front. If you want to visually push the wheel out, go with 10mm up front.<p>If you are running stock set-up, then 5mm may do the trick for you. See if someone still has a set of 4.8mm Svenske's available, they are less than $50 and don't require longer bolts, so inexpensive way to check. They will help with rub, even if they don't cure it. <p>However, as JRL noted, his 5mm fixed rub with lowering springs, and some people don't even have rub, so this isn't an exact science.
 
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