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Old 27 Aug 2014, 07:37 pm
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Default Aftermarket wheels rubbing cable?

This morning I took a 2005 convertible (Touring + turbo) for a test drive. At low speeds (<40 MPH), there was a click coming from the rear passenger wheel. The salesman walked along the side of the car while I drove at a crawl along and it was clicking once every time the wheel rotated.

We took the car back to the dealership and the mechanics said they were already aware of the problem. They said it was because the wheels were too small and were rubbing on the emergency brake cable.

The wheels were not original, they were Konig. I do not know what size the wheels were but the tires were 205/55R16

The dealership will not replace the wheels on the car, but they will lower the price to cover new wheels.

Does this sound like a plausible answer for the noise? I am willing to replace the wheels if the price is right, but I don't want to find out this was a symptom of something worse down the line, and I worry the rubbing may have caused other damage.
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Old 27 Aug 2014, 07:49 pm
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This morning I took a 2005 convertible (Touring + turbo) for a test drive. At low speeds (<40 MPH), there was a click coming from the rear passenger wheel. The salesman walked along the side of the car while I drove at a crawl along and it was clicking once every time the wheel rotated.

We took the car back to the dealership and the mechanics said they were already aware of the problem. They said it was because the wheels were too small and were rubbing on the emergency brake cable.

The wheels were not original, they were Konig. I do not know what size the wheels were but the tires were 205/55R16

The dealership will not replace the wheels on the car, but they will lower the price to cover new wheels.

Does this sound like a plausible answer for the noise? I am willing to replace the wheels if the price is right, but I don't want to find out this was a symptom of something worse down the line, and I worry the rubbing may have caused other damage.
If its rubbing you can take the wheel off and you will see where on the cable it is rubbing , it will be a clean rub mark and maybe like wise on the inside of the wheel, maybe its rubbing on a balance weight.
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Old 27 Aug 2014, 08:08 pm
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Default Re: Aftermarket wheels rubbing cable?

I always assume a dealer is lying unless proven otherwise.
It would seem to me if cable were rubbing, would be easy enough to clamp the cable out of the way - replacing the wheels is an expensive cure.
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Default Re: Aftermarket wheels rubbing cable?

The tire size is correct and is the factory 16" size. But if the offset is wrong on the wheel they could be sitting too far in and rubbing on the cable. But wouldn't it rub all the time and not just once every rotation?
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are there any balance weights on the inside of the rim?
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