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BOE Surge Tank Rubbing

I installed a BOE surge tank and have moved it over as far as i can to the right in the recommended mounting spot and am getting a little rubbing from the tire. The rubbing seems to only happen on hard left hand turns. Is this normal and or something i need to wordy about?

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I've had the BOE surge tank for a while now and have not noticed and any rubbing. Checked mine after reading your post and I don't see how it would rub if properly installed, unless the design and/or mounting point changed.
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Yeah mine doesn't rub either and I am running tires that occasionally hit the frame so they can't travel in board any further...

2007 Exige S with almost every track mod...
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Thanks for the feedback, i will try and rotate it further inside the frame as mine is currently about 1/2 inch outside the frame in the wheel well.

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Thanks for the feedback, i will try and rotate it further inside the frame as mine is currently about 1/2 inch outside the frame in the wheel well.

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Should look like this
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If you still have the battery in the trunk those cables can make it hard to install the tank like this but it is possible. I had to remove all the cables and install the tank then reinstall the cables to make it fit that well, but it does and not even close to rubbing.
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If you still have the battery in the trunk those cables can make it hard to install the tank like this but it is possible. I had to remove all the cables and install the tank then reinstall the cables to make it fit that well, but it does and not even close to rubbing.
good point, I had the surge tank before i moved the battery tray and like you said, not even close to rubbing.

as far as moving the battery, no reason not to while you're in there!
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I don't know if this will help @VTLotus - but, my '07 Exige is apart, and figured I'd snap a quick pic of the offset/mount of my BOE Tank in regards to inset from the left rear tire and upper shock mount point for you? As well - the inside liner fits fine - without rubbing on the surge tank in the mounted position..

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I am going to work on it this weekend, will also snap some pics if i have any problems.

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That's great Brian..!

If you need more pics from various angles - let us know, OK? As I mentioned, my car has the rear clam off - so if you need any other pics for reference, just post back, OK?

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