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    Unhappy Poo! Rubbing help please

    Right I had the coupe lowered today. 40mm Jamex springs on billy dampers, alloys are 17x7.5 ET44 with 215/40 tyres.

    The back end is comically low and sometimes the tyre is sitting right up under the arch....not what i intended.

    Anyways I drove it home carefully and its rubbing goin over dips and bumps in the road, even just at 40mph.

    I think it's the plastic arch liner, can I just file the bit off I reckon is touching?

    I've taken pics and circled the bits I think are touching....any advice would be a massive help cos i'm crap when it comes to stuff like this and I got a long journey tonight over some really really bumpy roads

    Front wheel....


    Back wheel....


    Rear passenger side.....


    Rear driver's side.....

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    take the arch liner out mate, i think there is a rear bumper mod from irmscher to move the rear bumper bracket so it dont rub once lowered??? anyone confirm this?

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    My astra is lowered 60mm on 19"s it use to rub like mad the rear wheels sit rite inside the arches with a few people in the back you cant see the tops of the tyres.

    i have taken out my front inner arches as it rubbed on the passenger side. that was fine for the front it no longer rubs the back was a little different it rubbed away all the bumper brackets and then started catching on the metal rim

    i took my car to BIGFOOT STYLING in warrington when he fitted my body kit he moved the brackets and cut away a bit of my arch now it doesnt rub at all. if i get chance i will take some pics of where i cut it out

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    Yea 19's rubbed in the same place too.

    I just got a stanly knife and cut away about an inch of the inner plastic arch liner.

    That way you can still keep some of the inner arch protection but still stop the rubbing.

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    Cheers fella's, I'll have a better look tomorrow and see what I can hack off.
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    hope you dont mine me using a picc jimmy c


    do you just have to cut this bit out? will the bumper still be secure...?
    is lowering Mk4's that much of a problem? im proberly gettin a coilover set for mine, and i want it fairly low... im i going to get alot of problems? wheels will be 18's and an offset around 42-45

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    get as clode to 49 as possible mate, not that it will solve your problems, but will make life that little bit easier

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