Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Definitely sounds like tire noise, Todd. Since it's happening under load when you turn my guess is that the rear end is moving laterally causing tire to body contact---somewhere. The real question is why you're getting noise since that shouldn't happen with 185 185 cross section tires? On my car w/ 29.5mm offset x 6in wheels I have about the width of my finger between the outside of the tire and the inner edge of the fender lip and no rubbing, even under load. If you haven't done so, your first step is to get the car up in the air so you can look for points of tire/bodywork contact. That noise is loud enough that there's bound to be some telltale marks. What is the offset of your BWA's? Keep us posted.
Jim . . . '72 Super 1300, '70, 1750GTV, 2nd series,
'62, Lancia Flaminia Zagato3c, 2nd series