Sensai80

Rotiform CCV DDT

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Hi all,

Just wanted your thoughts about the Rotiform CCV DDT (dark tint) on a 2009 Audi R8 in black.. I have thought about doing a light upgrade but at the moment it's too expensive for me to consider. I am thinking of new wheels for summer.

In cast: 20/19x8.5 Front & 20/19x10 Rear... Has anyone had any problems with 20inch alloys? I already have a significant amount of rubbing when putting on full lock. Currently I have the original 19inch 5-spoke wheel. I have read about this problem and expect to have some amount of it but have awaiting delivery of steering fluid to see if that helps..

I have been told the alloys would need spacers but I have noticed that with spacers, the inner thread wears faster so fails MOT faster than they should. I want a good stance but not to compromise the tyres.

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In cast: 20/19x8.5 Front & 20/19x10 Rear... Has anyone had any problems with 20inch alloys? I already have a significant amount of rubbing when putting on full lock. Currently I have the original 19inch 5-spoke wheel. I have read about this problem and expect to have some amount of it but have awaiting delivery of steering fluid to see if that helps..

 

How is a different steering fluid going to fix a problem caused by the steering geometry? :wacko:

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How is a different steering fluid going to fix a problem caused by the steering geometry? :wacko:

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Slap it on the tyre for lubrication?

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Some posts have said that topping up the steering fluid has helped with the problem

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Er..... No, don't believe all you read.

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How is a different steering fluid going to fix a problem caused by the steering geometry? :wacko:

 

This, how on earth is more fluid going to alter the mechanical limitations of the steering rack?

 

All you will achieve is overfilling the reservoir and risk dropping fluid on the road, which has the potential to kill bikers.

 

As for the wheels, yes I quite like those, just get them in a size that fits?

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Sensai80, I think you misunderstood the context that you were reading about the power steering fluid. If the system is low in fluid you can get "groaning" noises from the steering rack on full lock. I think you are mixing that fact up with physical rubbing on full lock.

I must admit I would have thought a 2008 Audi R8 would have electric power steering.

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Some posts have said that topping up the steering fluid has helped with the problem

 

Errrr... no.   :coffee:

 

The only way that I can think of that it will have any influence on the issue is if your PSF reservoir is so low that you're not able to get full steering lock.  In which case, topping it up will make the power steering work properly, thus allowing the wheels to move to the full extent intended, and make the problem worse. 

 

Just fill the PSF reservoir to the line and give it wheels and tyres that fit +++

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Sensai80, I think you misunderstood the context that you were reading about the power steering fluid. If the system is low in fluid you can get "groaning" noises from the steering rack on full lock. I think you are mixing that fact up with physical rubbing on full lock.

 

I think this might be the sound of a nail being hit on the head?

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Hold on, you currently have the original wheels fitted and you say you are getting rubbing?

 

That can't be right unless you've fecked about with the suspension? In stock form, Audi wouldn't sell a car that rubbed it's wheels on the arches.

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And if the PSF is lower than minimum, then that needs looking at first.

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Just wanted your thoughts about the Rotiform CCV DDT

 

 

I bought a Honda Izy HRG416 (self-propelled).  Cuts the grass wonderfully.

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