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19" 8.5J ET48 - Fitment & Refurb Advice Needed

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by fuji, May 3, 2010.

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    N8, i know you'll be the one who answers this...haha!

    I've purchased from Audi Speedline/BBS/RS861's/20-Spokes off eBay.de.

    They currently have no tyres...what size tyres will provide a reasonable ride along with adequate rim protection?
    Can i push for 235/35/19 or are they likely rub? I'm looking at dropping it very shortly toa height which suits (Any ideas?!) will that affect the choice of tyre?

    Also whilst we're on the subject, Re-furbing, i'm going to get them refurbed with a diamond cut/polished lip and wrinkle/crackle black centre. Any reccomendations of where to get them done? I'm thinking Lepsons at the mo.

    ...i await your well informed respsone! :icon_thumright:
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    Hey Fuji,

    You want to run a minimum of a 225/35, so they tyre will sit nicely on the rim and give you some clearance or go 215 if u wanna go hardcore! My guy in Preston does diamond cutting and he my set of splits:

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    Here's Pete's old Splits with crackle black centres, he's currently asking me to track him down another set.

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    Lepsons are very very good and they will be able to fullfil your needs.
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    You never fail N8. Thanks alot. I'll just stick with the 225/35's.
    Both beautiful wheels :hubbahubba:, can't wait to get mine sorted...well i gotta get them first! :jump:
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    :rockwoot:
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    Sorry to hijack but didnt want to start another 'will these wheels fit' thread...
    Will 18 x 8.5 ET47 fit on A3 140TDi with Eibach 50mm springs on? If so what size tyre would I need?
    TIA
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    225/40/18 will be fine or 215/35/18 for lil stretch.
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    Brilliant, thanks very much N8.
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    In that finish on that car they look immense
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    Indeed.
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    N8, revisting this. Am i reading this right. Minimum 225/35 therefore i could push for 235/35 with no rubbing issues?
    Bearing in mind the wheels are 8.5/19 ET48?
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    235/35 will rub, I will have a set of these wheels next week if anyone is interested, staggered, 8.5s front and 9s rear.
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    Thanks N8! I'm testing you today...what about 225/40?
    I'd have poss been interested in those but i recently bought some eBay.
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    Fuji:

    225/35/19 or 215/35/19
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    How much?
    I'd wanna get the middles done in that yellow / gold colour. Ive seen it on Porkers and S4s.
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    What like this:

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    Probably £1400 with diamond cut lip, centres in what ever colour you want, 19"x8.5 front and 19" x 9 rear
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    Exactly like that
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