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Old 03-05-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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Heeeelp! Wierd rubbing on lowered mk1!

hey guys new to this forum so i hope someone can help.
Anyway ive lowered my mk1 on a jom coilover system about 5 mo ths ago. Im proved the handelling like a dream! Soo last week i decided it had to be lowered all the way, so i removed the rear spring adjusters & the rubber spring guide that sat in the top in the rear set up (read up online that it didnt affect the car :)) so i then wound down the front to the bottum and drove it on my standard 205:50/16's while i got my new wheels sorted. Drove normal just lower :D
Got them painted and ready to go on my car new wheels are 195:45/16 not massice difference. Popped it on the ground loooked banging! Anyway test drive time and it rode nice but not i have a rubbin like its the spokes on the wheels catchin something. Pulled over looked underneath drive shafts not rubbin nothing wheels not catching on the front or rear. I fitted 3mm spaces on the front just to eliminate any rubbin as its not a lot but deffo noticable. Anyway had another look today i cant find anything, i might try hiring the front a little just to eleminate any possibility. Its only since fitting these wheels, i dont get how they could cause this :(
Any ideas im loosing my nut!


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Old 03-05-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Pictures are nice and can help allot. Have you gotten the fenders rolled at all, when i lowered my focus the fenders in the front were killing my tires. It could be that or maybe the fender liners if you have those still. I would also check the tire for signs of being torn from rubbing that can show exactly where the rubbing is coming from.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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check your fender liners... mine got ripped in half.
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Wheels deffinataly not touching the arch lips, or the inner arch. I dont need the rolled as theres a gap between. It feels like the inside of the spokes are draggin against something that shouldnt. I cant see why these wheels would cause it. Ive had a look on the inside of the wheels and they look fine. Im thinking swapp the wheels over front to back then put origonals on. But ive been hunting and ive not seen anyone with this problem :/
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what's the offset on the rims? unless i missed it up there. you may not be clearing the brakes or something if they are aftermarket rims
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i know lowering cars on stock camber arms can mess up your camber and make your wheels rub, it is currently doing that on my car, i just have to install my massive arms
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Mine do that on hard cornering as the weight transfers to the fronts... either side, too.

I'll snap a pic of mine in a bit; we'll see if it's the same spot. THAT being said: I did have to bend the little tab (directly over the tire, in the 12 o'clock position) almost completely up by hand... it helped a tad. It still makes a bit of a noise when autocrossing, though.
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They are ford wheels off a fiesta mk6/7 http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/vie...d=190768418600 theres a link to what they look like. These arent my actual one but they are the style. 195:45/16 i ran it lowered for 5 months then dropped it all the way. There wasnt a lot of different tbh altho i think the bottom adjuster of the 2 is not on the threads, could this affect it?
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