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Hi!

Got this beautiful Lupo GTI for several year. I have fully restored it  as it's condition was quite awful when I got it. Changed lot's of parts to new ones and still having this problem that when front wheels are in full lock they are rubbing wheel sill.  First I thougt that wheels alingment were bad but checked it on a car geometrical stand and they were in correct position. Does any one got a clue what still could be wrong?  Perhaps front upper mount?  As those are parts which I havent still changed as there was no need..

Wheels are OEM with OEM size tyre: 195/50 R15

 

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I'll be honest in that I'm not fully certain on standard gti tyre size, but they look huge lol

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Plenty of people run 195 50 15 even on lowered cars without rubbing. if all the alignment and geometry is right then make sure the arch liners are fitted properly, there is probably a bit of adjustment if you loosen the screws, hold it in position and tighten again.

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Liners are fitted correctly. I had to change old liners because the same tyre size were even touching metal panel behind it...

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Mine rubbed on full lock with 50 profile tyres, I think the sidewall is just that bit too big for the arches, hence why from factory they run 45 profile tyres. Seeing as 205/45 R15 tyres are difficult to find, most people swap to a 195/45 r15 and they are fine, I have been running these for years with no problems at all and no rubbing, even lowered.

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On 10/25/2016 at 10:14 AM, Sausage said:

Plenty of people run 195 50 15 even on lowered cars without rubbing. if all the alignment and geometry is right then make sure the arch liners are fitted properly, there is probably a bit of adjustment if you loosen the screws, hold it in position and tighten again.

Not quite so with the GTI, plents of people have said over the years that their 195/50/15 tyres rubbed, as Martin has pointed out above.

 

OP: your choices to fix this problem are 205/45/15 Toyo T1R's (OEM size) or whatever you fancy in 195/45/15...

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Some time ago finally got original ones.  Took about a year to get them as VAG didn't had them.

As you see on pictures difference is huge! But it didn't solved rubbing problem.  Rubs less but still.

 

 

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big tyres!

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Mine does this on spirited exits of junctions.

How are your control arm bushes?

Cant believe it took a year to get the ball joints -were they on back order?

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One was found at one dealer other one at some other dealer.  And yes it took about a year. :)

Regarding bushes I've got Powerflex all around.

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