Rear right tyre rubbing on arch

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Rear right tyre rubbing on arch

Post by jordanlord93 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:13 am

Morning,

I've had this issue for the last 18 months or so and it's really starting to wear thin (just like my tyre!!). Whenever I have someone in the back or go down a dip in the road the wheel arch rubs on the back right tyre - I have recently had brand new shocks and springs put on the car and it's still doing it - the arch is rubbing on the outer right edge of the wheel only.

I had the car jacked up yesterday and had a bit of a play and could not see/feel anything wrong the suspension mechanics but at the end of the day I'm no mechanic and do I really know what I'm looking for :roll: I just don't get it's the right hand side only :censored:

Is this is a known issue or does anyone have any idea what it could be? Anything will be appreciated !! Thanks :)

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Re: Rear right tyre rubbing on arch

Post by marco_polo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:31 am

What do your bump stops look like, still in good condition?
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Re: Rear right tyre rubbing on arch

Post by marco_polo » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:53 am

Shouldn't need an arch roll with standard 208m's, unless you're running spacers too? In which case, remove your spacers!
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Re: Rear right tyre rubbing on arch

Post by Toed64 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:03 am

Mine did that after a snowy drive - something these cars don't do well! One of my arch liners had moved and was misaligned above the o/s rear tyre. A bit of pushing and squeezing put it back. Problem solved.

What size tyres are you running?
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Re: Rear right tyre rubbing on arch

Post by jordanlord93 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:08 am

I'll double check the arch and see if I can roll it then - thanks !! Also, no spacers on, I'll update you all :)
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Re: Rear right tyre rubbing on arch

Post by Toed64 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:33 pm

If you have standard wheels, something is not right. As Marco says, you shouldn't need to roll the arches unless you are using big tyres/wheels. Even though my car has 255/35/18 tyres on the OE wheels, the arch clearance is close, but the tyres never rub.

As Blythe92 suggested, perhaps your rear alignment needs setting up.
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