AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Wheel rubbing on the trailing arm
Hello guys, picked my car from the bloody sprayshop and went to my mates shop to change the two front tyres... While trying to swap the front tyres to the rear and fit some new contis on the front, we discovered that the rear tyres were rubbing against the trailing arms.
The car has a suspension kit, not too much low, just for the tyres to almost fill the arches. Clearly this is not normal. Put the Contis on and headed to my indie. Next day i went for steering alignment etc. front camber was way too much 2.+something, because of the lowered suspension.
On the back we tried to widen the gap by fitting two thick 7-8mm spacers between the hub and the trailing arm nut.. thats quite an anorthodox way. Problem is that i have a somewhat damaged alloy which makes a bubble on the tyres, thus hitting the trailing arm again only when taking sharp right turns. Im going to repair when im out for vacations, but i want to get rid of the spacers and do it proper. For sure the car is able is to use wider wheels than the 205/55/16 profile. Trailing arms are prohibiting this, maybe they were fitted the other way round? is it possible? Maybe the car is very low? Is there a possible chance this could happen from an accident [rear ended] Any other thoughts greatly appreciated.
OMG, I HAVE THE ALFA BUG