Thread: Tires Rubbing
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:16 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by bwolf11 View Post
Does anyone hear some rubbing when making tight turns at slow speeds?

I park in a garage with epoxy floors and mostly notice when making the turn out sounds like tires are rubbing the inner well!

No noise when wheels are straight.
What's probably happening is that the limited slip differential is doing its normal job of trying to keep the two rear tires rolling equally. That will then try to keep the car from turning, and when the front tires are on a relatively slick surface (which I suspect the epoxy surface is), they'll be more likely to be sliding a bit as they roll. As they slip more than just a tiny bit (tight turns), expect some sort of sound to be generated.

When you aren't turning, the LSD isn't trying to slide the front tires at all.

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