106 1998 arch rubbing problems

joshy1991

Torque Junkie
Points
62
From
wiltshire
Car
nissan 200sx s14a
hi guys and gals.

i have purchased a set of 15"bsa manik wheels. and i have a flat arch 106, my problem is that with more than me and one passenger in the car they rub on the arches. so far a mate of mine has grinded the arches down a little bit but they still rub. do any of you have any other suggestions that might help. my thoughts were to have the rear arches beaten out a little bit . please help cause i dont wanna have to get rid of the bsa wheels.

cheers

josh
 

weber44idf

Torque Junkie
Points
0
From
australia
Car
xjs jaguar
if your mate has used a grinder on the arch you wont mind using a peice of wood to slide between the tyre and the body work ( just jam it into the space and push the car forward this should roll the guard outward away from the tyre ) the size of the wood can be increased as the gap grows ( paint work will not crack etc )
this is the cheapest method ( used on race days when there has been a bit of rubbing )
good luck
 

jarrus

Pro Tuner
Points
317
From
West Midlands, UK
Car
Suzuki Swift Sport
roll the arches. fit stiffer springs. lift the suspension if its on coilovers
there torsion bars on the rear :)

is the offset correct on those wheels?

PSA use a funny offset to most cars that maybe causing the problem, sometimes a "kit" is required to kit certain wheels to psa cars so i'd suggest looking to that first before you start cutting at the body some more
 

joshy1991

Torque Junkie
Points
62
From
wiltshire
Car
nissan 200sx s14a
ok . um dunno wot psa is. so sorry. and i took the back seats out. i want to do it. but lets just say this, my car looked like a truck and it felt like it was gonna roll over when i went round corners. i havnt lowered it but i want to though . so maybe once ive lowered it i might de seat it lol
 

indiaman

Track Warrior
Points
57
From
Bangalore India
Car
Tata Marina diesel
if your mate has used a grinder on the arch you wont mind using a peice of wood to slide between the tyre and the body work ( just jam it into the space and push the car forward this should roll the guard outward away from the tyre ) the size of the wood can be increased as the gap grows ( paint work will not crack etc )
this is the cheapest method ( used on race days when there has been a bit of rubbing )
good luck
A rally car here had this problem a few days ago, gave him your tip about using increasing sizes of wood pieces and he got the clearances right, thanks you for this excellent tip.
 
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