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    Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    I installed my veneto wheels today after finding out that I was mistakenly shipped only 20 lug nuts instead of the 24 that was listed on the invoice. I figured it would be ok to drive the car home with one less nut on each wheel. Now i'm getting some loud scraping on the rear passenger wheel's inner lip. Do you think that would be caused by only having 5 lug nuts on the wheel and the wheel itself is deflecting a little bit? Anyone else encounter any scraping like I described?

    Props to Dan at Wheeldude for 2nd day air mailing me 4 more lug nuts out. The wheels look great, BTW!
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    Either way I'll be trying to get some of the trailing arms from MAP to install.

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    Did you see where the scraping is coming from? Is it on the trailing arms or somewhere else?

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    Sent you a pm!

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    You most likely just need to roll you fenders. Just running 5 lugs won't cause that much if any deflection in the wheel. It's just a wide wheel and some may need to roll or adjust the inner fender due to differance in car alignment and the build tolerance at the factory.

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    It's definitely the trailing arm. I'll try to attach 3 pics. Let's hope this works.

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    In the meantime (while waiting for MAP's arms) take little bit off right there on the trailing arms and try and driver her slow and easy... wouldn't want to muck up those nice wheels

    MAP... when you going to have that next batch ready? here's someone who is getting bumped to the top of the list

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    Got the cash in hand lol. Here's one more pic from a slightly different angle. On the passenger side there seems to be more clearance, but definitely not a finger width.




    Could there be some part of the suspension on that side that is failing or has failed. If it matters, I've got Moben coilovers and Hotchkis swaybars

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    I actually have the same issue - even the same corner of the car. Unfortunately, the only pics I've been able to get are somewhat crappy cellphone pics, so I hadn't posted them up. With the car up on a 4-post lift (so the suspension is at normal ride height, not unweighted/drooping) I've got probably almost twice as much clearance on the driver side as I do on the passenger side. Even a slight load on the right rear (due to cornering or a bump) is enough to get the wheel to rub exactly like yours.

    I pulled off both rear wheels and checked to be sure there wasn't a manufacturing flaw that left one wheel with more backspacing than the other; no issues there, the wheels are fine. I guess it's either production tolerances in the rear suspension, or perhaps some worn out bushings that allow a bit more slop in the passenger side trailing arm than in the driver side? I didn't really look closely enough to try to figure that out. I would be interested to know if others have less clearance on the passenger side than on the driver side. Maybe all the cars are like that? And maybe some of us are just unlucky and have enough variation that it causes rubbing?

    I ordered some of the MAP trailing arms today, which I was going to end up doing at some point anyway. I'm not too thrilled that installing them requires one to clearance the knuckles, but I guess in this case I can't have my cake and eat it too.

    Oh, and the wheels do look abso-frickin'-lutely awesome. I'm very, very happy with the purchase. I didn't get any pics in the few days they were on the car because the car was filthy - super heavy pollen + repeated rain showers doesn't do much for making the car pretty.
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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    Glad you found it. I've always had a problem with the fenders on my car. They are already rolled so I'm thinking having them pushed out just a hair.

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    wish this thread came out before I ordered my set.....
    been waiting to place the order....didn't want be have issues
    now I'll have to wait and see, wheels are due to arrive next Tues.

    BTW is your V stock height or lowered at all ?

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    what about pics of your car with the wheels on?? at least it looksgood..

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    "Wear to fit". It's just scraping the paint off

    I'm so going to have so much trouble when it's time to finally fit these SSR Comp-H in 19x10.5 size on all four ...

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    My car is at stock height. I couldn't get pics of them on the car as it was at night in poor lighting when I took those above. I'll get pics of the car with wheels on soon, after I get the correct center caps in the mail in a few days I hope.

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    Re: Anyone have scraping with Venetos?

    Thanks for the order, and someone swears that the trailing arms not needed... LOL!

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