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    S3 8l, the old Rota Grid question, HELP!

    Guys, Audi s3 8L, Ive got some brand new Rota Grid Drifts, 18x9.5 et38 (quite possibly THE worst et to get these in :S), running 225 tyres stretched. Fronts hit the strut the second I put them on, 0 clearance, rears, haven't tried, what spacers will I need? 15mm front, 20mm rear? Could I get away with 10mm, 15mm? (Ive heard rears can fit without spacers? I was thinking rear spacers just to have them sitting flush to the guards) I'll be wanting to lower these on coil overs very soon to, probably BC BR's, as low as they can get before looking ridiculous. But I've heard to many contradicting things, and the closest I've heard to far is 20mm front and back, 20mm on the front is going to look ridiculous

    Any one got ANY experience with these, or anything thats just 9x5 et38, and how did these fit? Pretty sure I'm going to get the front rolled anyway

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    last guy i remember who had those wheels in that fitment was Donjon with a red S3. He ran 20mm spacers front and back

    Think Pats3poa also runs Rota grid drifts 9.5J but they are ET23, don't think he used spacers, in which case you could get a way with 15mm spacers on your setup

    could probably do what you like on the rear -- loads 'a room
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    Rears won't be a problem with that fitment, I've got 9.5" ET35 on the back of my A3 and there's loads of room.

    The fronts are more of an issue. I need 5mm spacers with 8.5" ET35 and coilovers. You'll need more space for coilovers than struts and springs, too. Although I guess you'll have more space than me with the wider wings.

    This may help with your calculations: Online Wheel and Tyre Fitment Calculator. Offset, Tyre Stretch and Speedo Error | Will They Fit.


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    I have run 19x9.5 with 225/35/19 tyres on the front with an et of around 25 and 19x10.5 on the back with a 255/30/19 tyre and an et of around 20 .. no rubbing even on full lock and slammed on coilies

    I did try a 215 tyre on the front so the wheel could be spaced out another 5mm but it was too stretched for my liking

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    IMG_0441.jpg 20mm rear, 15mm front, 2-3mm clearance between inner lip and strut up front, want coil overs, advice??

 

 

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