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rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:21 pm
by BSH
Hi,
Recently purchased a 1.6 Laser with nice alloys (not RS) and the rear tyres fowl the rear wheel arches when driven over rough roads.
The tyre size is 205x60R13 x86H. They are recent new tyres and wheels so reluctant to change,rear shocks and springs appear ok .
Any advice please?

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:33 pm
by stevemarl
Are you sure there are no spacers behind the wheels to increase track? AFAIK the 2.8s had 205/60 so they should fit. Are they sticking out beyond the arches or just vertically too close? Pic would help.

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:40 pm
by andyd
stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:33 pm
Are you sure there are no spacers behind the wheels to increase track? AFAIK the 2.8s had 205/60 so they should fit. Are they sticking out beyond the arches or just vertically too close? Pic would help.
A Steve says the 2.8 had that size tyre on the pepperpot wheels that were 7" wide, so should be ok!

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:09 pm
by Andrew 2.8i
As said, the size of the tyres won't be a problem in itself, but are they on aftermarket alloys?
What's the offset of those alloys?

Andrew.

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:34 pm
by Jasonmarie
I have 2.8 wheels with 205/60/13 on mine and they are fine ? I would say it’s your shocks or springs

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm
by stevemarl
OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:41 pm
by Peter-S
stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm
OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)
:lol:

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:42 pm
by Peter-S
BSH wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:21 pm
Hi,
Recently purchased a 1.6 Laser with nice alloys (not RS) and the rear tyres fowl the rear wheel arches when driven over rough roads.
The tyre size is 205x60R13 x86H. They are recent new tyres and wheels so reluctant to change,rear shocks and springs appear ok .
Any advice please?
As said by others you need to check the wheel offset. Additionally are there lowering blocks between the spring and axle - perhaps someone has seriously reduced the ride height?

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:50 pm
by Paul G
The other thing I would check is has the previous owner stuck spacers on?

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:43 am
by BSH
ok Thank you,
I check it out asap and take some photos

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:58 pm
by Major_Tom
stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm
OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)
Maybe he should try feathering the throttle :sorry:

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:02 pm
by Major_Tom
Are you sure contact between tyre and arch is the problem? Does it knock or does it make a sort of sound like a screechy bark?

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:01 pm
by Not_Anumber
Major_Tom wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:58 pm
stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm
OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)
Maybe he should try feathering the throttle :sorry:
That car will fly when the clearance problem is sorted and the owner will be eggstatic

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:47 am
by Major_Tom
Not_Anumber wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:01 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:58 pm
stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm
OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)
Maybe he should try feathering the throttle :sorry:
That car will fly when the clearance problem is sorted and the owner will be eggstatic
If what you say is true, he'll need to ditch the steering wheel and get a proper yolk.

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:55 am
by Bug
Could just be the tyres. Get rid of the Goodyear Eagles :D

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:28 am
by Not_Anumber
Bug wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:55 am
Could just be the tyres. Get rid of the Goodyear Eagles :D
More to shell out for

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:40 am
by Major_Tom
BSH wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:43 am
ok Thank you,
I check it out asap and take some photos
Did you get it sorted my good man?

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:37 pm
by BSH
Thanks to all replied not sorted yet but will look into it shortly.

Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:57 pm
by Not_Anumber
Some photos and would help. Are you sure the wheels are the correct offset ?