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    Anyone running 19x9's?

    As above!

    Do you have any pics and any rubbing problems?

    These are the wheels 19x9 ET52 from the Audi "collection" they are called "turbo" as opposed to "turbine" which are the 18" optional TT ones




    9 inch maybe a little fat for the A3, most reps seem to be 8.5??? Anyone know more about that? Dont want to buy them and find them rubbing all over the place!
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    I'm running 8.5x19ET48 and they're a tight squeeze!
    With ET52 though it'd probably work fine, with the rear arches rubbing if you lowered the car.
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    Yours was the one I was thinking of! Tight looks good! What they like on the front? I used to have a beetle -50mm on 19's and it caught the front wheel wheel arch liners all the time!
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    9s would be pushing it - you would have to get them in a really low offset as the rear arm is very close with 8.5" wide wheels and an et of 50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Yours was the one I was thinking of! Tight looks good! What they like on the front? I used to have a beetle -50mm on 19's and it caught the front wheel wheel arch liners all the time!
    Fronts are fine. Rears are where it rubs, and bizarrely only on the OF/R arch when there's two in the back and a boot full of stuff.
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    I'm going 20" x 9s in the summer. 9s will b fine. Plenty of A3s from germany running 9s on a stretched 225 tyre..

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    9x19 will be fine as long as you use a narrow tyre ie 215/35 or 225/35. My new wheels are 9x19 ET41 with 215/35
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    Quote Originally Posted by maars View Post
    Fronts are fine. Rears are where it rubs, and bizarrely only on the OF/R arch when there's two in the back and a boot full of stuff.
    That is strange... I've got 15mm spacers on the back with no other mods and with a heavy passenger in the front the off side rear (only) catches over big speed bumps if i'm not careful. Wonder why that is??
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    Maybe there's more weight over the OS/R? Or that arch liner has a strange protruberance?!
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    I'm running 19x8.5 ET45 with 235/35/19's with no problems at all, so I think with the ET52 and a narrower tyre you'll be fine


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    i am running 19x 8.5 ET25 on a 215/35/19 tyres and just rubs

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    ET25???? DAMN BOY!!!!

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    Kev, look at Mikey's new rims. Look how the wheel is sticking out slightly, if yours is ET25 it would be sticking out another 16mm, so I found that hard to believe!

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    no it wouldn't be 16mm more it would be 10mm more, because the rim is 1/2 narrower 8.5/9 inch, so half of this would be 6ish mm less from the ET figure if that make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    9x19 will be fine as long as you use a narrow tyre ie 215/35 or 225/35. My new wheels are 9x19 ET41 with 215/35
    215 would leave an awful lot of rim unexposed stretched on the 9s i would imagion ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by coleen View Post
    215 would leave an awful lot of rim unexposed stretched on the 9s i would imagion ..
    yes your right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustCharlie View Post
    no it wouldn't be 16mm more it would be 10mm more, because the rim is 1/2 narrower 8.5/9 inch, so half of this would be 6ish mm less from the ET figure if that make sense.

    yeah maybe, but still 10mm more than mine is crazy. my fronts are poking out appx 3mm so i dread to think what they poke like, unless they have been lathed down?! eeeeek!
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    Either way, they ain't ET25

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    unless, hes had arch work?
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    tried to fit my new rims today,oem tt 9x18 et52 and the inside of the rim rubs on the strut. i was wondering if coilovers give more clearance on the inside???
    was thinkin spacers but they already stick out a little. tyres dont help, 245/40/18. changing these soon. maybe to 215/35/18. any help appreciated with regards to clearance, cheers matt.

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    245's are waaaaaay too wide! go 215 or 225 and you will be fine.
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    cheers mikey, but the wheel was hitting the strut as well.

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    really?? thats quite odd. i have 9x19" ET41 and thats fine. maybe run 225/40 tyres and and a 5mm spacer to take the wheel away from the strut.
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    was thinking the same mikey. my wheels are et52 so sit further in than yours. do you know if coilovers will give better clearance inside??
    thanks for your help mate..

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    all depends on the design of the strut really. different makes probably have different shapes and designs of struts if you get me? 9x18 ET52 shouldnt poke out of the arches that much really? My 9x19 ET41's poke out around 3 or 4mm on the fronts and sit a little more further in on the rears. i think fitting a 225-35-19 tyre should be ok. Your running quite a fat old tyre old those 9's mate. If you still get rubbing with a 225-35 try running a 3mm or 5mm spacer to take the wheel away from the strut. You have PM coming your way....
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