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jrodpikap
04-08-2007, 11:02 AM
I just put my S4 wheels back on and noticed for the first time that the rear 2 tires (inside wall) are really close to this bracket inside the wheel well...like 1/8" close. I never noticed it before and I can't tell if it rubs or not when i'm driving. I would think it would hit every time I hit a bump in the road. Anyone know what this part is and if I need to worry about this. Happen to anyone else before?

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/jrodpikap/DSCF0299.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/jrodpikap/DSCF0300.jpg

Militant-Grunt
04-08-2007, 12:40 PM
Mine are like that too and it doesn't rub at all. I thought it would. Im on 225/40/18

AudiRacerS4
04-08-2007, 01:14 PM
mine are the same way and as grunt said they dont rub. And that part would be your upper control arms

AudiRacerS4
04-08-2007, 01:17 PM
if you feel the need you can run some spacers in the back

jrodpikap
04-08-2007, 01:58 PM
I may end up running 7mm spacers just to be safe...but I figured it was common, I was just surprised they came that close to the tire when I put them on. Good to know that it shouldn't be an issue.

Tiluleshpingen
04-09-2007, 11:36 PM
I may end up running 7mm spacers just to be safe...but I figured it was common, I was just surprised they came that close to the tire when I put them on. Good to know that it shouldn't be an issue.

but doesnt this makes the wheels stick out a bit and would probably rub on the fender??

jrodpikap
04-10-2007, 06:36 AM
Don't know yet...but there's only one way to find out. I'm gonna see what my mechanic has lying around and try to test it out to see whats what.

seank
04-10-2007, 06:50 AM
it wont hit that unless you get some extreme sidewall flex. it will never hit b/c that moves along with the wheel when the suspension is compressing and rebounding.

jrodpikap
04-10-2007, 08:30 AM
Good to know...thanks.

JaVa
04-10-2007, 09:52 AM
if it does hit you will see a nice shiney spot that will be a dead givaway! but mine are like that also, you should be fine.

Tiluleshpingen
04-10-2007, 12:29 PM
ok would the tire rub on the fender lip ?

Euro-Tuner
04-10-2007, 01:34 PM
it wont hit that unless you get some extreme sidewall flex. it will never hit b/c that moves along with the wheel when the suspension is compressing and rebounding.

exactly what I was going to say, I was worried about that too, but like he said, it moves along with the wheel, no worries, post up some pics of the wheels on the car!

jrodpikap
04-10-2007, 02:14 PM
I had a hard time deciding which ones to go with...but ultimately decided to go with the 17s:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/jrodpikap/DSCF0296.jpg

This is all I have right now, i'm gonna take more once I clean it:

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/jrodpikap/IMGP0109.jpg
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/jrodpikap/IMGP0107.jpg

SurferForever
04-10-2007, 02:58 PM
^^^ i woulda gone with the one on the left