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RE: 4kq wheel well clearance

You don't say what wheels you are using since the change in tires.
Double check the offset on the new wheels.  If they are offset to the
outside then rubbing would be expected.  Give us an update with more
specifics about the new wheels.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Thomas Barbera [SMTP:tjbst39+@pitt.edu]
> Sent:	Thursday, November 19, 1998 4:19 PM
> To:	'quattro@coimbra.ans.net'
> Subject:	4kq wheel well clearance
> I have an '86 4kq which I put H&R lowering springs on recently.  I had
> stock wheels on at the time, with oversized tires, 205/60/R14, and had
> no 
> problems with wheel well clearance.  Recently I put on 15 by 7 wheels
> with 
> 205/50/R15 tires.  I now have a problem with the rear wheels rubbing
> when I 
> have weight on the back end i.e. people in the back seat.  I'm not
> sure why 
> the 205/60/R14 tires didn't rub, but the 205/50/R15 tires do rub.  I'm
> not 
> sure how to fix the problem.  I've thought about replacing the rear
> springs 
> with higher ones, or temporarily, putting the old rear springs back
> on.  I 
> was told when I bought the wheels that I wouldn't have a problem with 
> rubbing, but I think because of the lowering springs, it lowered it
> enough 
> to rub.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Tom B.

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