rear wheels fowling arches

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rear wheels fowling arches

Post by BSH » 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?

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by stevemarl » 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.

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Post by andyd » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:40 pm

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!

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:09 pm

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?

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Jasonmarie » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:34 pm

I have 2.8 wheels with 205/60/13 on mine and they are fine ? I would say it’s your shocks or springs
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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by stevemarl » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm

OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Peter-S » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:41 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:40 pm
OK, I had to ask: there are no birds under there? (Oh, please yourselves!)
:lol:
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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Peter-S » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:42 pm

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?
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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Paul G » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:50 pm

The other thing I would check is has the previous owner stuck spacers on?

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by BSH » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:43 am

ok Thank you,
I check it out asap and take some photos

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Major_Tom » 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:
Last edited by Major_Tom on Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Major_Tom » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:02 pm

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?
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Not_Anumber » 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

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:47 am

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.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Bug » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:55 am

Could just be the tyres. Get rid of the Goodyear Eagles :D

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Not_Anumber » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:28 am

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

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by Major_Tom » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:40 am

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?
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: rear wheels fowling arches

Post by BSH » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:37 pm

Thanks to all replied not sorted yet but will look into it shortly.

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