Slight tire rubbing

Brett Dikeman brett at
Mon Oct 14 01:39:23 EDT 2002

At 9:18 PM -0700 10/11/02, Greg Johnson wrote:
>I recently purchased some OZ Superlegs with 225 /45 ZR 17s.  My 200 TQA
>is lowered (H&Rs and Boge Turbo Gas) and I'm getting just the slightest
>tire rubbing when I turn and hit a mild bump at the same time.  Any ideas?
>I know an MB friend who, when faced with a similar problem, used
>different spring pads (aka bump pads).  Does Audi use spring pads?   Any
>other ideas?

Sounds like the infamous wheel liner problem- those wheels should fit
no problem as long as you've got the right offset(35 to 37 fits,
though 37 really should have a spacer.)  As Taka points out, he's got
steamrollers compared to you and they fit.

If it only happens when turning in one direction, check the outside
corner for that direction and look up inside right near the
fender...chances are the liner has folded over or bulged out.

Everyone says it can be fixed, at least on a temporary basis, using a
hair drier or heat gun to soften the plastic enough to shove it back
into (proper) shape.

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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