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Rear arch / Wheels



Put some new 15' Wheels on my mk1 today, Slammed it, Now some times the tyers rub on the lil Lip of the arch( Thats about 1/2 Cm big ),
Whats the easiest way to remove this ? I was thinking about angel grinding it tomorrow. Any ideas.
 
I dont no if bending/Hammering it round will fix the catching. ( I might try that before cutting)
 
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remove shitpans, and tap inside the arch lip until its flat'ish, should sort it, btw what size tyres and how much u lowered it by?
 
  mk1 Hybrid - 13.7@100 mph
i grinded my old clios 1s. just take ure time lol of it will look a bit w**k, 1 side was good 1 side wassnt.! and wear goggles cuz the sparks tend to get in ure face alot!. and ungerdeal where u cut soit dont rust.
 
ClioGav said:
remove sh*tpans, and tap inside the arch lip until its flat'ish, should sort it, btw what size tyres and how much u lowered it by?

How do i tell how much i have lowerd it by? I just slammed it lol
 
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Rob_887 said:
How do i tell how much i have lowerd it by? I just slammed it lol


Dear god i bet its on the piss, get a side and rear photo up! lol

Cliokhunt it's a mk1, torsion bar
 

Jeff simply

ClioSport Club Member
  BMW M4; S1000 RR
ClioGav said:
Dear god i bet its on the piss, get a side and rear photo up! lol

Cliokhunt it's a mk1, torsion bar

Oh dear...

The old blowtorch job I'm guessing then..
 

Jeff simply

ClioSport Club Member
  BMW M4; S1000 RR
ClioGav said:
blowtorch? :/

To lower a torsion bar you can use a blowtorch to heat up the middle, compressing it ever so slightly, but lowering it all the same.
 
  182
^^ haha you gotta be jokin never heard of that one in my life!

My 15s rub on only one side! lol wat a bumhole can't be bothered sorting it tho!
 
  172
Yeah the clio's tend to catch on the left arch more, all my 3 clio's have done it before...something about the rear axle being slightly off centre? not sure if thats BS but its what i've heard.
 
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Yeah think mines the drivers side it rubs think it is off centre as the passenger side seems to sit in just a tad further.... ah well!
 
It looks level :). I messured the Amount of tread at the top to the body work and its the same (Give or Take 1mm)

WTF blowtorch ????? Think i would remember if i used a blowtorch
 
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JJsRT said:
haha bet you would! Street octanes look good matey... is that a k-tec rear bumper?

Whispers *yes* Whispers

Waits for the CS Mob to attack me :)

I still havnt got the nack of tacking the torsion bar out, (As i dont have the right tool)

I'm doing it with a bolt and pulling it with a rope lol.
 
  172
threaded bar with a socket and nut is the easiest way to extract the torsion bars matey, just make sure that the socket is large enough for the splined bar to come out :)

i'm sure there's a guide on here somewhere
 
Yer i had a guide some where but cant find it :-(
I keep reading that 'blowtorch' Bit in post #9 i keep laughing for some reason lol. Where is he i want to know where he got that from lol.
 
Heres a picture of the side of the car :) Its Level belive me :) Don't no if it looks level on this picture as its in the garden on a hilly place.
 
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