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Front wheels rubbing on arches... 20mm above max ride height already!

  Clio 172 Cup Mondial
I have had problems with my front wheels rubbing on the arches when cornering.

I have KW's V2s currently 20mm above there max ride height. Which means it's only lowered 20mm.

Have solid top mounts with these which I guess take the ride down another few mm.

I am running 205/45 r16s but surely they aren't that different over the 195s??

Here is some photos. When I turn wheels go really close to front arches on both sides.





Any advice would be appreciated. All I can find is rear wheel rubbing on arches.

Thanks in advance.
  Clio 172 Cup Mondial
Photo 2 is drivers side and 3 is passenger side at front of arch. If I turned to left then drivers side would have been just as close.


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  Titanium 182
3rd pic looks like the archliner is catching.

Could need the bumper bracket modding, pretty common.
  Clio 172 Cup Mondial
Thanks for the prompt responses.

I don't think it has spacers unless a previous owner put them on.

Here is a photo behind wheel arch. Is there a spacer here?

Yer unless the instructions with my coilovers are wrong about heights. It says have a 120-150mm space between top strut bolt and bottom of spring and I have 170mm.

Yer I was looking at cutting away with a dremel but didn't know you could actually modify the bracket.
  Clio 172 Cup Mondial
Ok thanks.... Could it be something that could change due to wear/tear.

On a different note... Look what I found in my arch...