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Old 08-18-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hello! I recently bought an old Audi a4 and upen further inspection I noticed the rear wheels were worn all the way to the tire-thread on the side facing the car. After trying to put on a new set of wheels I noticed the reason for the extreme rubbing - I was just wondering, is there an easy way to solve this? I'm currently using 225/40/18

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Old 08-18-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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Either the camber is WAY off and needs to be aligned that why its hitting. Or you have too large of wheels and tires on it.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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I agree with Prospeeer. I had this same problem on my front tires and couldn't figure it out until I discovered they weren't rubbing at all and the camber was way off and the ground was actually putting a groove in the tire.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:59 AM   #4
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Fat tires on 18" wheels with lowering springs? Gonna rub something. I'd re-visit the whole set-up. 195/65/15 is the original stuff.
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