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    are my 19s too big?

    hi guys, have finally got my eibach springs and rs4 19s on, and im not quite sure about how it looks!
    so thought id throw it over to you guys and see what your opinions are!
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    Looks lovely to me mate.

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    Doesn't look too big man, 19"s are perfect for A3.

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    cheers guys, appreciate the comments but im just not sure!
    the tyres are 235/35 and there is a slight rub, when boot is packed and/or thrashing it slightly,
    do you know if the 'rub' would be completely eliminated with 225/35 tyres, and could i run the car
    safely with different sized tyres front to back?
    cheers.

    ps. i have already removed the screws inside of the arch, which definately made a difference!
    Last edited by martyboy; 7th May 2010 at 16:45. Reason: forgot to mention!
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    aaahhh... they look lovely mate! Want to swap for standard SE ones?
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    215/35 will eliminate everything

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    they look sound .............
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    215's might eliminate the rub but you are looking at a whole host of other issues. ie.: blowouts and handling issues if you push your car. http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...-hard-(-120mph) It may depend on what tire you use and just how low you go. I find that I will probably be selling mine later this year and go back to 18's at 8" as opposed to my 8.5".

    I am running Marangoni Mythos at 225/35 and they rub on H&R springs with FSD's... had 4 ppl in the car and I even rubbed under acceleration if I tried pushing it a little bit. Have you tried to remove the screw holding the bumper to the fender? That seems to help a little bit sometimes...

    Personally I don't think the look to big. I love the look of my 19's, I just hate the rubbing and performance loss. Mine are about 50lb with the rubber on and it is a significant power drain.

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    I've had 19x9 215s on them no issue, I don't drive at 120mph usually regardless of wheels tyres

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    which springs you got, pro-kit or sportline?
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    Do you know what offset your wheels are? I ve got my hands on a set of 19's in 42et offset running the same tyres as you have, I have been told by some members that they will rub, I just want to know is the rubbing bad or is it just a light skiff when driving hard? Cheers
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    You'll get p1ssed off

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    the only reason i kinda want to keep the 235 is because the sidewall is slightly bigger and as im only lowered 35mm so it doesnt look like a moon buggy as much..lol i can get 225's cheaper though...
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    It looks worse with 235s as wheels look smaller.

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    Far to big, they just don't look right! How much do you want for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouseman View Post
    Far to big, they just don't look right! How much do you want for them?
    lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    It looks worse with 235s as wheels look smaller.
    ill just have to save up for some 225 then...
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    Is there a text number to vote for if it looks good or crap?

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    imao! trying to have a laugh!
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    lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Is there a text number to vote for if it looks good or crap?
    Funny you should say that, theres a phone number you can ring,
    it is 0898 666999 choose option 1 and leave all of your bank details
    after the beep!
    Thanks!
    Ps. I also know a nigerian lotto winner who is looking for some help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghouseman View Post
    Far to big, they just don't look right! How much do you want for them?
    PMSL!!!
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    yeah! me too, ha!
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    PMSL!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyboy View Post
    Funny you should say that, theres a phone number you can ring,
    it is 0898 666999 choose option 1 and leave all of your bank details
    after the beep!
    Thanks!
    Ps. I also know a nigerian lotto winner who is looking for some help!
    My name is Gordon brown, I have no fixed address atm but I can give you my old one, 10 Downing Street, London, bank details : Bank = Bank of England

    Is that Nigerian a relation by any chance?

    Oh OT: Did your kid win the bonny baby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphon001 View Post
    215's might eliminate the rub but you are looking at a whole host of other issues. ie.: blowouts and handling issues if you push your car. http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...-hard-(-120mph) It may depend on what tire you use and just how low you go. I find that I will probably be selling mine later this year and go back to 18's at 8" as opposed to my 8.5".

    I am running Marangoni Mythos at 225/35 and they rub on H&R springs with FSD's... had 4 ppl in the car and I even rubbed under acceleration if I tried pushing it a little bit. Have you tried to remove the screw holding the bumper to the fender? That seems to help a little bit sometimes...

    Personally I don't think the look to big. I love the look of my 19's, I just hate the rubbing and performance loss. Mine are about 50lb with the
    rubber on and it is a significant power drain.
    thanks for your input. Do you know if it is ok to put 225s or 215s on the back only while still keeping the 235s on the front?
    Cheers
    Just taken delivery of my Glacier White S-Line Sportback

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    which springs you got, pro-kit or sportline?
    Pro-kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    My name is Gordon brown, I have no fixed address atm but I can give you my old one, 10 Downing Street, London, bank details : Bank = Bank of England

    Is that Nigerian a relation by any chance?

    Oh OT: Did your kid win the bonny baby?
    LOL!!!

    I only know the nigerian through emails!!!

    The results havent been given yet for the comp, but i dont
    think so, as i dont know anyone who works at the local paper!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyboy View Post
    as i dont know anyone who works at the local paper!!!
    Text them mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Oh OT: Did your kid win the bonny baby?
    nah, it got "CALLED " off !
    LOTS DONE, LOTS SPENT !!!!

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    have the springs settled in yet ? still looks a little high on front end . wheel size looks good
    LOTS DONE, LOTS SPENT !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyboy View Post
    thanks for your input. Do you know if it is ok to put 225s or 215s on the back only while still keeping the 235s on the front?
    Cheers
    NOOOOOO!!!...

    That would look a bit ridiculous IMO.

    Car looks good as it is the 225's will not rub all that horribly unless you often have a lot of ppl or cargo in the car.

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    How much is this lowered by?

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    30mm at a push?

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3stu View Post
    How much is this lowered by?
    Roughly 25mm
    Just taken delivery of my Glacier White S-Line Sportback

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    Only 5mm out

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    Marty, I've removed the springs from my S3 and I'm in the process of swapping the tyres from 215's to 225's. So, I'll have a set of 215/35/R19's Falken 452's up for grabs at some point next week. Only 1.5k on them. If you're interested, maybe PM me so I don't get into trouble for trying to sell in this thread! Car looks good by the way, 19's every day.
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    Looks spot on to me!
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    Here's mine! Needs a clean but love my 19's!!


 

 

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