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PostSubject: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:28 pm

Hi guys got a little problem, yesterday I went out in the bug and almost straight away the passenger side front wheel felt odd? difficult to explain at this point anyway I continued for about 12 miles and it progressively go worse. It only happens if there is a right hand curve in the road or if I turn right and also the breaks feel a little odd to. I have attached some pics so you get an idea of what I am saying. The first pic shows where the Tyre itself has rub marks, the second shows the passenger side wheel arch where it's been rubbing and the third is just a pic of the linkages etc. I have checked the wheel bearing and that's all fine and I can not get any odd movement from the wheel when Jacked up, any help would be gratefully appreciated.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:29 pm

Check the suspension ball joints, and the camber adjuster on the top ball joint. Also check the grub screws which locate the trailing arms on the torsion bars.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:30 pm

Thanks for all that info Matt, will I find this info in a manual? or do you have any pics to go with your comments above.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:30 pm

Just a thought would taking it in to a garage for tracking cure this?

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:31 pm

If any suspension component is loose or worn, the garage should refuse to do the tracking, (as it won't cure anything), but they may still charge you something for finding the fault. So, it's worth doing those checks yourself first, (even if you can't fix a worn balljoint yourself), but if it's just something which is loose and can be bolted back into place, you'll kick yourself for paying a garage to do that.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:33 pm

Thanks for that Matt. Nothing seems to be loose but checked the wheel with a spirit level and it does seem to be leaning out at the top. Do you know it its possible to convert this to millimeters

Stock settings are Camber 0°30' ± 20', and Track +30' ± 20'.

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:34 pm

This might help but don't know how accurate it is.

0.3 degree = 5.333 333 333 3 mil

30 degree = 533.333 333 33 mil

1 inch =25.4 millimetres


X (in) camber (degrees)
1/32" 0.07
1/16" 0.14
3/32" 0.21
1/8" 0.29
5/32" 0.36
3/16" 0.43
7/32" 0.50
1/4" 0.57
9/32" 0.64
5/16" 0.72
11/32" 0.79
3/8" 0.86
13/32" 0.93
7/16" 1.00
15/32" 1.07
1/2" 1.15
17/32" 1.22
9/16" 1.29
19/32" 1.36
5/8" 1.43
21/32" 1.50
11/16" 1.58
23/32" 1.65
3/4" 1.72
25/32" 1.79
13/16" 1.86
27/32" 1.93
7/8" 2.01
29/32" 2.08
15/16" 2.15
31/32" 2.22
1" 2.29
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:35 pm

Thanks Matt I'll take it with me to the garage. Thumb 

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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:10 pm

Did you get it sorted  Question 
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel started rubbing   Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:16 pm

Yes Matt got it done, the guys at the garage were well impressed with what you put up here it helped them quite a lot. The Bug drives and feels much better now in fact better than ever  Thanks 

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