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    Wheel Dilemma!

    I need some advice.

    I recently tried fitting some 19 inch rims to my astra coupe but there appears to be some rubbing.

    My current setup is Koni fsds with eibach springs.

    Im contemplating going back to standard springs to give me that required extra lift, is this even possible?

    What other options are there?

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    Rolling your arches could be an option

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    offset and width ?

    tyre size?

    how much you lowered by roughly?


    not as simple as saying "19s and lowered"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    offset and width ?

    tyre size?

    how much you lowered by roughly?


    not as simple as saying "19s and lowered"
    you are quite right sorry.

    tyre size 215/35/19
    lowered 30mm on eibachs
    width is 8j
    offset is 42

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    in that case virtually perfect

    id go for rolling the arches first - this should give a good 20-30mm extra clearance at the back and should help things no end

    ET42 is good even for an 8J rim so these few mms gained should make a world of difference

    most places charge around £30 a corner to roll the arches - or u can do it yourself

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    to be honest we looked at the rear arches and thats not where the rubbing appeared to be coming from but i might be wrong its very hard to tell until marks start appearing on the tyre

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    inner arch liners?

    rear bumper bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    inner arch liners?

    rear bumper bracket?
    not sure, it did look to be rubbing on where the rear bumper is screw fixed to the top of the arch possibly but not 100% sure

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    It will be the rear bumper bracket if it's not the arch. Easy enough to sort out though let's see pics of the wheels fitted
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    It will be the rear bumper bracket if it's not the arch. Easy enough to sort out though let's see pics of the wheels fitted
    wheels are off, couldnt leave them on with it rubbing. need to sort out the problem first before i try and put them back on

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