Hi. Just received my High Up. All is fine apart from the huge space between the wheels and the arches. I have seen other up's with smaller wheels without this problem. Heritage Yeovil havent replied to my request for clarification. What do you guys think?
I think you may find that this is quite normal until everything settles down after a few hundred miles. Is the fuel tank full for example? If not, the extra weight of 8 gallons of petrol (1 gallon of water weighs 10llbs) is the same as carrying someone dainty in the boot.
Compare my "lowered by 15mm" Greentech (or BlueMotion Tech in VW speak) Skoda Citigo to an ordinary (non BT) VW up! and you'll see that there's not much difference especially when you consider that both cars in the photo have 15" wheels/tyres. My car was only 3 weeks old when I took this photo but even now 15 months later, I haven't yet covered 2,000 miles so at the time of the photo it had probably only done 500 miles at most.
Although this is a large photo, it looks small in this post and sadly, clicking on it doesn't make it any larger.
HiI must admit your picture above shows a pretty big gap too. Tank is full, I'd be surprised if the height dropped over time. A few friends noticed the big space around the rear wheels too although I can't imagine there is an incorrect setting?
I find larger wheels exaggerate arch gaps as there is less tyre height (to keep rolling radius the same). The arch clearance stays the same, but the eye compares the two so the arch gap appears larger.Edited by: mii al