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    just need a bit of advice people please , iv got vectra sri cdti facelift 2006 its on the 19" snowflakes on 235/35/19 tyres ,
    its been lowered 45mm about a month ago ,two days ago my nearside front tyre was on 18psi so off came the wheel to find the inner tyre wall had a monster egg and noticed the inner arch has been getting scrubbed in a big way , so new tyre is on but the offside front is also scrubbing on inner arch , has anyone gotta clue what i need to do ? wheel spacers etc

    cheers mike

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    Was the scrubbing caused by the deformed tyre? Rather then the tyre catching the wheelarch causing the damage to the tyres?

    Have you checked to see if your wheels are buckled??

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    hi mate , wheels are fine not buckled , and bothe offside and nearside are catching the inner wheel arch , i presume on full lock , but its only since ive lowered it , not sure if the egg on tyre was because of the catching ?

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    Maybe get some spacers to move the wheels further out of the arches?

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    a few of us have spacers fitted and it causes no issues. 20mm spacers are the biggest you can really go to but you may want to stick with a 8mm or 10mm

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    The reason there egged is because you havnt got Xl tyres fitted happened to me on my old vectra c fitted Xl tyres job done
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    out of interest what makes a tyre an XL (other than it saying so on the sidewall lol)

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    cheers people ill have a go at spacers

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