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19" Audi Alloys on an A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by loveland, Sep 17, 2012.

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    [Sep 17, 2012]
    Hi was just wondering if 19" Audi RS4 alloys will fit my A3 sportback?

    Or do they need some adjustment?

    thanks

    Will
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    Genuine RS4 ones won't fit, too wide and ET too low.
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    get the specs of the alloys up and we can advise... also if you havnt already you will want to drop the car a bit otherwise it will look like a range rover :jester:
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    I have been told the stud pattern is 5x112, which is fine. But the offset is ET45? Will that be okay or is it too much?
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    8.5" wide or narrower on ET45 will fit.
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    9J ET45 will fit as well Mart ;)
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    Ah Okay the tyres are 235/35ZR19 91W? Sorry Complete newbie to alloys! haha
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    235mm wide tyres, 35% profile side-walls, forget what the Z means, inner radius 19", 91 is the load rating (615kg) and finally W is for speed rating (168mph max).

    You'd be better off with 225/35s, or 215 even on a 9" wide rim.

    Side note: N8, what's the lowest ET on a 9 that'll fit?
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    Considering the RS4 had bespoke arches I would of thought would give the answer...
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    Fair point, but the hubs aren't the same, and neither is the suspension so the arches are only worth considering versus a standard A4 (which probably has different hubs too).
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    So Just to confirm they will fit but, 225/35s, or 215 would be better?
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    Depends brother ;)
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