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Old 11-22-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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Passenger wheel sticking out more than driverside after lowering.

Hi there,

Recently had Koni struts & DG springs installed. Had to do the fender screw mod due to rubbing. Had still heard a bit of rubbing on hard bumps (while turning) on the passenger side...but today realized how bad it was. The fender apparently has cut a groove into my new DWS & the fender underneath is bent to crap (no one will really see it, but I know its there).

Anyway - it appears the passenger side wheel is sticking out more than the driverside. Driverside never rubs. Is this something an alignment will take care of or do I need to mess with the subframe? I did have it aligned when the suspension was done, but maybe should have waited till it settled...









Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:36 PM   #2
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I remember people having this issue on mk4's all the time. I don't remember what the fix for it was other than just run a spacer on the other side to make it even.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:58 PM   #3
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I remember people having this issue on mk4's all the time. I don't remember what the fix for it was other than just run a spacer on the other side to make it even.
Yeah, I couldnt find much info that applied to MK6's... Just older gens w/ this issue.

Shouldve mentioned earlier... Not sure if it makes a difference, but the wheel bearing on passenger side was replaced about a year or so ago...
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:09 AM   #4
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Roll the fenders

And I'd touch up that big chip on the fender....you don't want that to start rusting
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Old 11-24-2017, 10:55 AM   #5
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Make sure whoever rolls the fenders uses a heat gun. I don't think the shop that did mine used one, and now all that paint on the lip underneath is cracked and chipping.
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:34 PM   #6
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Make sure whoever rolls the fenders uses a heat gun. I don't think the shop that did mine used one, and now all that paint on the lip underneath is cracked and chipping.
That shop shouldn't be in business if they have to half-ass a simple fender roll. A good heat gun can be purchased from your local hardware store for around $20.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:50 PM   #7
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I agree. And it also happens to be one of the top 3 shops that are always mentioned in the area.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:01 PM   #8
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I had this issue as well, rolled fenders helped a lot. It can still rub but only if I hit a very big dip at speed or something.

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Guessing one of the strut mounts is not oriented in the correct position. You got an alignment after the install correct? If not start with that.

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Old 03-04-2018, 10:40 PM   #10
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Could be due to the k member not being centered or it’s moved over time. Once you loosen the k member bolts the k member has a lot of play in all directions. Mine loosened up and shifted on me and I was getting knocking noise during breaking and acceleration..had to reposition it and crank the bolts back down. IIRC these are stretch bolts and should be replaced but I just tighten them back up and never had the issue since.
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