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18x8.5 ET32 wheels ok on an S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MattT, Aug 7, 2006.

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    Hi. Im looking at a set of wheels with the above specs, would these fit on an S3 ok?

    Its the standard height/suspension and I take it I would need 225/40/18 tires?

    If anyone can confirm that it would be great.

    Cheers

    Matt
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    The genuine S3 optional 18" RSTT 9 spoke alloys are the following spec...


    8J x 18” H2
    ET 33
    5 x 100 stud pattern (PCD)

    Correct tyre size would be 225/40/18

    Tyre pressures starting from 36 PSI all round for smaller loads, changing up for larger loads

    So you just need to check the width is compatible.
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    They will fit fine mate, that is the exact same spec as the BBS CH's im using at the minute. I use 225/40/18 tyres although they are a bit stretched because of the 8.5" width of the wheel.
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    Sweet, cheers chaps. Just bought some 18" BBS RW2's off ebay. Need a bit of a refurb, but got them for a decent price.

    Been after some of these for ages, but they have stopped making them. Got 5 so ive got a spare as well. Will post up some pics when I have them fitted
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    Look forward to seeing the pics mate :smile:
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    36 psi all round!!

    im running the set up as recommended by glen.. 32 front 36 rear.

    36 all round gives too much understeer
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