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    Help!! Wide rims on rear? what fits????

    I want to purchase a new set of wide lip rims for my 2001 A4 2.8. I want a wider chrome lip in the rear, but both front and rear to be 18". Please let me know what will fit and some rims to take a look at. I want tires that will ride smoother and take bumps better rather than handle corners.

    Thanks for any help.

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    8.5 will fit im sure with 235 tyres...maybe 9 with some arch work.
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    Im just about to order 2 9" wheels for the rear may need some arch work but i reckon it'll be ok. Got 8" at the moment and plenty of room.
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    are you guys running wider rear tyres then? looking at fitting 235s on the back of mine, have 225s on the front

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    If any of you guys are running quattro i was told it was a big NO NO to run different width wheels on the rear to the front. FWD is no problem though.
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    I'm running 245/40 17s (front and rear) on my B5 quattro sport avant with no issues... (apart from excessive grip!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiltoa View Post
    I'm running 245/40 17s (front and rear) on my B5 quattro sport avant with no issues... (apart from excessive grip!)
    I thought the correct profile for 17s was 45, as in 245/45/17.

    If your profile is indeed 40, won't your rolling radius be out 5%?

    I'm about to move up to 18s and down to 40 profile tyres (225/40/R18).

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    your issue is not the arches, especially on a quattro.
    9J wheels will only fit if you have a very low offset (which OK, requires the archwork).
    I have 8x18 running 240mm tyres and I have around 1-2mm between tyre edge and the top curve of the hub carrier.
    thats why they run ET20's on RS4's

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    Quote Originally Posted by naefeart_A4 View Post
    I thought the correct profile for 17s was 45, as in 245/45/17.

    If your profile is indeed 40, won't your rolling radius be out 5%?

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    You have to downsize profile because you gain it back when you go for a wider tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naefeart_A4 View Post
    I thought the correct profile for 17s was 45, as in 245/45/17.

    If your profile is indeed 40, won't your rolling radius be out 5%?

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    What Jim said!
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