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    OK i got the mounts on and all is good with them.now Ive only done 10 miles say,put my hand behind the front tyres and there hitting the suspension, if i drive slowly forward and brake gently suddenly,there it a rattle?? in reverse nothing?? anyone come across this? is it where the tyres are touching,why would it rattle I'm stumped.and the suspension is out say 10-15 mill all round,i was going to wait a week to let it settle.then try to get them the same.can someone try answer as many of these questions to help me out ?ya help is appreciated.
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    The tyres are fouling the coilovers? Spacers required and maybe longer bolts. I used 3mm cheapo spacers on mine with no problems.
     
     

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    if youve lowered your car mate you will need to get 4 wheel alignment done so your camber /toe are correct
    if your wheels /tyres are rubbing against your suspension then you will need wheel spacers to clear the rubbing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    The tyres are fouling the coilovers? Spacers required and maybe longer bolts. I used 3mm cheapo spacers on mine with no problems.
    yea i got spacers 5 mill and the bolts, but where is this rattle coming from on the braking forward?
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    No idea!

    Best thing you can do is take the wheel(s) off again and make sure everything is tight. All the bolts, topmounts etc and the collars on the bottom of the coils.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick316ti View Post
    if youve lowered your car mate you will need to get 4 wheel alignment done so your camber /toe are correct
    if your wheels /tyres are rubbing against your suspension then you will need wheel spacers to clear the rubbing
    yes i intend on getting 4 wheel alignment,but after its all settled and im happy with them,i will get the spacers on 2moro. how long in general does it take for them to settle? oh the rear on mine are all the way down,and when ive seen them do the wheel alignment in a garage they put something on the top of the wheel,there's no way that it will fit on mine at the mo! can they do it another way?
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    The noise will probably stop once you put the spacers on. If the wheels are making contact with the coils, it's gonna make some noise!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Stu View Post
    The noise will probably stop once you put the spacers on. If the wheels are making contact with the coils, it's gonna make some noise!
    hey stu i see in ya pic ya rears are right down? and it was ok with getting the wheel alignment?
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    *Ahem* What wheel alignment? *Ahem*
    Seems fine to me how it is, time will tell. I shall await a flaming from the forum massive now....
     
     

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    if you get 4 wheel geo done the clamps go on the wheels so no probs how little clearance you have. lazer alignment is where the clamps go on the tyres instead. the hunter or corghi systems are what you need.
     
     

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