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    Will these new wheels fit ok? Sizes in thread...

    Been offered some nice rims for my 2006 A3 Sline:

    5 x 112
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    et44 rear 9x18

    Will these be ok on my A3? Its not lowered yet, but will be on some eibachs IF these will be ok?
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    Yeh those offsets are fine! Not sure about 9 rear, but should be okay due to higher offset! Only one way to find out!

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    can anyone else confirm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    can anyone else confirm?
    My opinion not good enough! Do you know what tyre the rear would be wearing? My rims I've bought are 19"x8 and they'll be on a 235/35/19. I'm just not sure about the 9" rear because I don't know of any1 else whos putt that size on that back!

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    TBH, I think you would have rubbing issues with those especially the rear, I had issues with ET45, 8"x19" rims and 235 tyres. IMO you'd have to really stretch some narrower tyres on them to clear
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    Hi,

    Does anybody know if the 17" wheels below will fit an old '97 A3 SE?

    http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/3200/782f12nl9.jpg

    Offset 32

    Cheers guys,

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    You'll get rubbing issues with those rears. 42mm with a width of 8" is about as wild as you can go. Even though the rears are a 45mm offset an extra inch will add another 12.5mm so they will rub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christinho View Post
    Hi,

    Does anybody know if the 17" wheels below will fit an old '97 A3 SE?

    http://img372.imageshack.us/img372/3200/782f12nl9.jpg

    Offset 32

    Cheers guys,

    ps. Great website by the way!

    Nope they wont go on. The old A3 had a PCD of 5x110 the new one is 5x112 so they wont even go on. Plus you need an offset of 42mm or more to prevent rubbing issues at the rear!

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    thanks guys
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