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Ride height = Noise?

I have a Rubbing noise from the rear on corners if there are more than 2 people in the car. It seams that the rear wheels touch the arch.

When the car is empty the ride height is 68.5cm at the front and 67.2cm at the rear equal on both sides.
Is this ok.

NSR spring was changed 18 months ago, OSR 1 year before that. Everything looks ok and there is no play.

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The car is a 159 TI 2.0

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Wheel bearings? Wheel alignment? I had some noise in corners and it turned out to be both of these issues.
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Sounds like you've had rear springs from a Lusso fitted. A lot of TIs have been registered as Lusso, so when you use your reg to look for parts, you don't always get the right part.

I have a '10 2.0L TI Sportwagon, and had my rear springs replaced about a year ago. It was done under warranty, but I had to tell the guy what springs to use, as the parts search was showing up Lusso springs.

There should be 4 painted dots on the spring to identify what type it is for. Yours looks like a Saloon, so your rear springs should have White/Blue/Yellow/Yellow if it's a TI trim

A Sportwagon TI has Yellow/Yellow/Orange/White.

Q4 models have different springs altogether. It's quite confusing, which is why a lot of people fit Eibach springs instead.

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Hi Thanks for the reply's

I have just had the alignment done (they reduced the camber from 1.54 to 1.25)and the spring colors are correct. The wheel is rubbing on the soft fabric liner (i think this is worse since the alignment)

I am measuring from the ground through the center line of the wheel up to the wheel arch this is the 67.2cm measurement on the rear. Does anyone know what is should be or what they have.

Should the rear be 1 cm lower than the front?


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When the rear wheel arch liners get wet and heavy, they do visibly sag towards the tyres and you can see them pulling the bumper with them.
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