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    19 inch RS4's on 8P3 S Line TDi Question

    Hi there chaps,

    I'm new to the forum and and new to being an audi owner so this is my 1st post. I've spent a lot of time searching around the forum to find answers which (I think) I have so I'd just like to clarify a couple of things and hopefully get some feedback on my plans?

    Current model is 8P3 S Line 2.0 TDi 140 in Black picked it up last Friday. All I plan on doing for now is getting some new wheels. I have chosen the RS4 style and would like them in 19". From what I gather these would be the correct specs for size/tyres in order to guarantee no rubbing: 225/35/19 ET45 8". Is this correct?

    Just a couple of questions:

    I do a lot of motorway miles (18k a year) so do you think 19's would be a silly idea? Currently it has the standard 18's (225/40) and the ride is comfortable. I dont mind compromising a little but Im not sure how big a difference 19s would make. Surely not massive difference to the current 18's?

    I imagine if I do get them and stick them on it might look a little high so I would consider lowering it just a little possibly with the HR 35mm springs (which I think would lower by an inch maybe). Does this make a difference to the possibility of rubbing/clearance? And what about to the ride itself? Do you think these springs would make it too stiff a ride for the motorway?

    These are the potential wheels:
    Audi A3 03> 0808 Style Silver, Size 19". Alloy Wheels Only, add tyres if required. Sort Price Low. Alloy Wheels - Specialist supplier of alloy wheels and tyres packages, Fast Delivery, Buy Online. Version 157232.

    Would you get these or save up for OEMs?


    Here is my car at the mo:

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    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Yolanda/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]


    Any thoughts much appreciated...

    Cheers!

    Joe





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    As above .I prefer the wheels on it now to reps

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    Have a look through those photos man

    My A3 - a set on Flickr

    Thats mine running 19x8.5 ET45 RS4s. 235/35/19 on the front and 225/35/19 on the rears. I had 235s on the rear but had a bit of rubbing with a full car, switched them for 225s

    IMO if you go for 19s you need to think about lowering the car, otherwise you'll be rocking tractor stance. I have H&R 45-50mms in mine, very happy with them but i want to go lower now. Bear in mind that those photos were taken a day or two after the springs went in so they have settled quite a bit since then, especially the rears.

    Can you get the OEM 19" rs4s to fit A3s n8? I know they do the 18" and then the 19" ET35 or something...

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    Yes the new TT & A6 do 19x8.5 ET48

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    Thanks

    After looking a bit more I've semi decided on getting VMR 708's as I don't want to specnd any more than that (cant find any prices for oem's??). But these are 8.5". Also ET is a choice of 45 or 48 which is better? With it lowered like moag's (45-50) wouldn't 215's be a bit stretched? Or would you still go for this?

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    nowt wrong with a bit of stretch bud less chance of them catching anywhere then
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joegornall View Post
    Thanks

    After looking a bit more I've semi decided on getting VMR 708's as I don't want to specnd any more than that (cant find any prices for oem's??). But these are 8.5". Also ET is a choice of 45 or 48 which is better? With it lowered like moag's (45-50) wouldn't 215's be a bit stretched? Or would you still go for this?

    708s are a nice wheel. Tyre wise, id got for 225/35 unless your planning on dropping the car loadsss, just gives a little more protection.

    I'd go for ET48, which will have the front looking nice, then maybe a 8-10mm spacer on the rear? (I think n8 has a supply of spacers!) It's all a matter of opinion really, whether you want the wheels tucked, flush or maybe some poke!

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    Car looks very nice bud, if you fancy selling your original wheels PM me

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    I don't quite understand, wouldn't having spacers be effectively changing the offset so could cause rubbing? Sorry, I'm new to all this! I'm gonna go for 215's as I saw those closeup pics of n8's on another thread and like that look. Vmr 215/35/19 8.5" et48 with 45-50mm hr springs. Anyone forsee any issues with that before I do the deed? I'd just want it to sit nice on the 19's without looking too low/high with no rubbing.

    Thanks for all your help,

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    Ive got 19" 9J TTS alloys (3mm spacers allround) with 235 rubber and dont get any rubbing....gonna drop it a bit 10-15mm soon but dont think it will rub then either.

    19's are not that much different with regards to comfort - i do a LOT of m way miles and actuall prefer the 19's as it feels even more solid.

    Go for it! looks muchhhhhhh better! the stance and look from the back is worth it alone!
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    Well said Denty, people have such a phobia on here when it comes to wheels and suspension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denty View Post
    Ive got 19" 9J TTS alloys (3mm spacers allround) with 235 rubber and dont get any rubbing....gonna drop it a bit 10-15mm soon but dont think it will rub then either.

    19's are not that much different with regards to comfort - i do a LOT of m way miles and actuall prefer the 19's as it feels even more solid.

    Go for it! looks muchhhhhhh better! the stance and look from the back is worth it alone!
    235's and no rubbing ? That sounds like music to my ears .Can you show us a picture of this setup mate please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve L View Post
    235's and no rubbing ? That sounds like music to my ears .Can you show us a picture of this setup mate please?

    Will do, just give me a day or two... just to clarifiy tho - if two people are in the back and i go too fast over a STEEP speed bump it still touches slightly on rears....that isnt a prob tho as its usually only just me n the doris in the car anyways..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve L View Post
    235's and no rubbing ? That sounds like music to my ears .Can you show us a picture of this setup mate please?
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