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Tyre catching wheel arch one side???

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Tyre catching wheel arch one side???

Postby Evelyn » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:29 pm

The wheel is 18 x 7.5 x 43c.

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Postby Noel » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:18 pm

lakerslady wrote:The wheel is 18 x 7.5 x 43c.


mmm :? ... 43 should be ok, what profile tyres have you on?

i'd get out a measuring tape and start checking is the hub and panel even on both sides.... measure from the center out, just an idea

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Postby Dan » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:24 pm

did you go to a place that does computer alignment, they should be able to visually inspect the shocks and check if any other linkage etc is on it s way out

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Postby Evelyn » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:08 pm

The tyre is a 225/40/18. They lads that fitted the tyres have a lazer machine and just punch in the type of car and it will give them the alignment. I am getting the shocks tested next week so I should know more then.

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Postby Evelyn » Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:46 am

Got my shocks tested last night I went to a garage that do mots so he had all the gear and the shocks are fine :roll: . I had 1 problem to start with on the r/h rear the one that is catching when I got the tyre fitted over a week ago about 6 " of the inner side wall did pop against the wall of the wheel I dont know how the f**king thing didnt leak I was lucky. He check all the suspension bushing eveything looks fine. He said didnt look like it was hit so that looks ok.

I have to go back to the tyre centre get the camber re-checked and maybe swap wheels to see it if it make a difference but there directional tyres so they will have to be broken down to each side. I will keep ye informed as to what happens.

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Postby Dan » Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:37 am

ye try swap the front with the back , other possible causes, buckled wheel? damaged wheel hub? wheel bearing? running out of ideas at this stage!

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Postby Noel » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:21 pm

can you take a picture looking along the side of the car from the back? :)

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Postby Bobby » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:27 pm

all 4 wheels the same size? the wheels on the back of mine are wider than the front :!:
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Postby Noel » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:31 pm

Bobby wrote:all 4 wheels the same size? the wheels on the back of mine are wider than the front :!:


215x45x17 all four is standard on early models, changed to 225 in newer tezzas i've seen.... :?

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Postby Dan » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:47 pm

Bobby wrote:all 4 wheels the same size? the wheels on the back of mine are wider than the front :!:


Wider on the rear? hmmm dunno whats up there, that could be a issue

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Postby Bobby » Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:48 pm

Noel wrote:
Bobby wrote:all 4 wheels the same size? the wheels on the back of mine are wider than the front :!:


215x45x17 all four is standard on early models, changed to 225 in newer tezzas i've seen.... :?


there's ray's wheels on mine. theres not standard wheels on lakerslady's either.
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Postby endapender » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:35 am

Mine are wider on the rear too. 9" on the back and no problem with the arch. Some pics of both sides of the car would be handy too see if there is any visual problem

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Tyre catching wheel arch one side???

Postby Evelyn » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:16 am

When I was getting the tyres he told me that the front only fit the front and back only fit the back because I hit a pothole with the r/h front but I got it repaired. I said to but it on the back thats when they discovered the problem with the wheels for back and front. All the tyres are the same size????.

Image LEFT SIDE

Image RIGHT SIDE

(Pictures might not be great taking with my phone)

But the right looks to be out in the bottom. I might have to change the wheels after a while because there is a slight shake in the steering from the wheel that was repaired but I dont want the same problem in the back I taught an altezza should be well able to take up to a 19".

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Postby Evelyn » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:47 am

Sorry forgot to say he said the plate of the wheel are different thats why the front only fits the front e.t.c. The wheels are a gartmaier prost http://www.wheelspecs.com/Gartmaier_wb422.aspx the dont look great on screen but the suit the car plus I have a thing for 2 spoke alloys.

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Postby Dan » Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:39 pm

looks like camber is out on the rear right. is there any innner tyre wear on this wheel?


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