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Old 07-02-09, 17:57   #1
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Bigger swaybar to fix tyre rub in wagon?

Hi, I recently put 18 VY SS wheels onto my Berlina Turbo Wagon and they scrub when turning whilst going up an incline.I have an adjustable panhard rod in there and the gaps seem pretty similar on both sides. I was wondering if I replaced the rear swaybar (14mm) with a sedan one (18mm) and put urethane bushes etc on it, will the new swaybar help with the scrubbing or not. Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-02-09, 19:23   #2
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lipped guards? wheres it scraping
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Old 07-02-09, 20:01   #3
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i'd try getting a full wheel alignment done first, like get the camber and all checked out
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Old 08-02-09, 00:28   #4
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Do they scrub at the front or back?

If it's rear, I suggest getting a professional suspension shop to align your panhard for you. It should actually have a bigger gap on the driver's side, as it needs room to move across upon depression of the suspension components.

If it's front, you may simply have it lowered too much. Try rolling your guards front and rear, see how that goes.
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Old 08-02-09, 09:24   #5
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it maybe scrubbing on the seat belt bolts if it is remove them cut them down about 5mm then it's sweet(your only cutting the overhang)
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If it's rear, I suggest getting a professional suspension shop to align your panhard for you. It should actually have a bigger gap on the driver's side, as it needs room to move across upon depression of the suspension components.
I was just about to say that, most people set them up in the centre and wonder why it scrubs only on the drivers side
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Old 09-02-09, 11:38   #8
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Its the rear tyres scrubbing on the inner guard on the side surface. ie if you look at the car from the side, past the wheel you can see the rub mark on the inner guard.Both left and right are doing this.
There is about a 20mm gap between each tyre and its guard at rest on a relatively level road. However if I am on an incline and turning it scrubs- I even had it stopped on a driveway and could see where the wheel was contacting the inner guard. The car is not lowered at all. Thats why I thought maybe a bigger stabilisor bar might keep the body more centred to the diff and therefore no/less scrub......any ideas?
by the way thanks for all the replies

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Old 09-02-09, 17:00   #9
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Shorter shocks will reduce the travel and may stop the wheel from touching the inner guard. Sway bar may help, but the suspension is still going to extend as far as it can when its on an angle.
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how much room do you have on the other side of the rim?
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Old 09-02-09, 18:59   #11
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I don't understand how your scrubbin out so bad if the car isn't lowered and you have 20mm clearance on each side?

Does your car have a fair bit of bodyroll going around corners?

In theory a thicker swaybar would help, along with stiffer shocks and new bushes if they're flogged out.

Hows the panhard rod bushes? are they still pretty tight?
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This shopuld not happen at all under normal driving conditions with factory suspension.

Your springs could be sagged. I still recommend a professional checks your car.
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Old 10-02-09, 05:13   #13
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I'm going to say that it's your front shocks. If they are worn and soft they will extend easily and put more weight and pressure on the rear causing the rear to sag and scrape. Sounds stupid, but front shocks and make a massive difference to rear sag



On another note you shouldn't have big rims with factory height suspension... its a big NO NO
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