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19" alloys

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Benji, May 6, 2009.

  1. Benji
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    I have a 54 reg 3 door A3. Am about to buy some 19" bbs-gt alloys. has anyone had any experiance with sizes. I really don't want ANY rubbing. should i scale down and use 18's? I don't know sted pattern or ofsets let alone the width of the rim required. Thanks in advance for everyones help.:blackrs4::blackrs4:
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    I have 19" and no rubbing issues, mines is not lowered though!
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    what width and ofset?

    have you got any pictures, gotta get it sitting right. lol. thanks again
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    10blazin HYPERDRIVE NEEDED

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    mine is 8.5 width and 45 offset 19 inch wheels lowered on 35mm H&r springs and its fine heres a pic
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    pcd is 5x112 - up to offset 45 you should be good with 225 tyres.
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    lowered as well? with no rubbing? that looks awsome.
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    you may get the odd little scrub with a full car but you should be ok...
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    benji ive had 4 in the car with no rubbing not sure with 5 but if i did with 5 theres a metal clip at the top of the front arch id remove that and for the back cut about 10 cm out of the middle of the arch liner near the arch but i wont have 5 heads in ofter so its fine for now and it might not even rub with 5 in i got to try it yet...........
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    Benji, I'm running 19" -lowered a fair bit on coilovers.
    Mines are 8x19 5x112 ET45.
    Tyres are 225/35 ZR19.
    2,000 miles later and never rubbed once.....

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    8.5 X 19" 45mm offset
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    nice, you havent rubbed once you say, but what happens when you drive with full load?.

    ANother question: is 8.5x19 with 225 tyres the same as 8x19 225's.

    I mean they're not the same but I mean when we speak of rubbing.

    or does the 8.5 width rim rubb more than the 8j??
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    I have 19x8 BBS CH
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    235/35/19
    lowered to the tyre and no rubbing at all
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    8.5 width will be more prone to rubbage than 8.0 width.
    I'd always try and source 8.0 as it's tried and tested.
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