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18x8.5 ET 35 wheels can fit?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by SpeedR, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. SpeedR
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    if you use the correct tyres which is 225/40/18 on standard height it will definately rub the rear arch.
    if you are not ready to butcher parts on your car, run negative camber plus losing accurate speedo,
    PLEASE, for heaven sake, dont do it.
    if you are prepared to used 215/40 or 215/35 profile tyres its might work but you wil lose ride comfort and you speedo will be out
    and your tyres wil wear ot quickly.
    IMHO, get an alloys with and offset of ET42 up to ET50.
    if you want an 8.5 stretch, go for offset of ET45-ET50
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    ET45 is pretty level with the arch on the front so your gonna be poking!
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    18x8.5 ET35 is flush with the arch, still tucks on air.
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    Thanks guys! Well, have ordered them and pending shipment!

    will try removing the rear arch screws, and run more negative camber. Crossing my fingers on them clearing the brakes, and checking out Osir widened front fender mods, since I have the SuperPro Supaloy Control Arm, which pushed the current wheels out.
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    I ran 215/35's on my Rotiform NUE's which were 8.5" wide. Never had any rubbing until i put 5mm spacers on the rear.
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    well, wheels should arrive on thursday, and will try some 215/40 tires!
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    Rims tested and fitted with 215/40/18. So far so good, no rubbing but ride height is 2 fingers gap...

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    2 fingers too much!
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    [Nov 8, 2012]
    Those look mint, was gonna get em for mine!
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