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19" wheels on standard suspension

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by leeds_182, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. holmefield
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    [Dec 30, 2011]
    I'd be careful of putting BBS LM reps on in winter, i had BBS LMs on before the X5 alloys and the polished lips dont like cold weather, or road salt!!!!! even if you coat them with wax i think you'll have spiders appearing in the lacque before the winters out....
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  2. leeds_182
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    Some good info on here guys. I bought some rotiform reps 19" 8.5 et35. I'm hoping to run with the standard sport height but won't be putting them on the car until April time.
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  3. Grangey.
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    [Jan 6, 2012]
    Get pics up when you do :)
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    [Jan 7, 2012]
    19's on standard S4

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    [Jan 7, 2012]
    Cheers pal.
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    [Jan 7, 2012]
    i cant decide if that looks to high or is about right to keep a "standard" look!

    Silly question, but has it actually raised the car 2" or is it the same hight somehow as it would be on stock 17s (sport sus)?!
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    [Jan 7, 2012]
    The bigger the Alloy the smaller the tyre profile, so where as a 17" alloy uses a 235/45 tyre you'll find most 19" alloys use a 225/235 35 profile so the rolling radius I.E tyre diameter stays somewhere the same, as an example my 19" alloys are fitted with 235/35 and the total tyre and alloy diameter is only 12mm bigger than a standard 17" with a 235/45 tyre!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yes i spend to much time fitting alloys and tyres to my car and working out offsets,
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    Well thats done it for me, il get saving for some 19s if its only a 12mm rise! perfectly happy with how it sits at stock so thanks for that :)
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    PABS' Is this the same Pabs who used to own the Platinum Leon Cupra and same Ibiza FR
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    [Jan 9, 2012]
    my b6 cab on standard sport suspension


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    [Jan 9, 2012]
    Cheers pal. Looks alright does that I feel myself getting drawn to more lows!
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    [Jan 10, 2012]
    I have a set of 19" LM Reps but really can't bring myself to put them on a car with standard (sport) suspension especially with the amount of Reverse rake the A4 seems to have as standard. Just ordered some B5 perches for the front as a stop gap before investing in coils.
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    [Jan 11, 2012]
    I've seen a few sports and they all sit slightly different. I guess this could be affected by age, mileage, tyres etc... anyhow. Here is mine.

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    CMD Pointing Forward's!!!!!!!!!

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    [Jan 11, 2012]
    Are you happy with how it sit's
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