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19" wheels

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nicks3, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. nicks3

    nicks3 Member

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    If anyone has upgraded to these with 225/35/19 tyres did you notice a difference in the cars performance due to slightly increased rolling radius? Also what ET is recommended for 19"? What is the ET of the standard 18" wheels?
     
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    If i'm not wrong i and i think i'm not the standard ETs for an A3 are:
    - 17" 45
    - 18" 40
    - 19 35
     
  4. JustCharlie

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    ET's are the offset I think you are talking sidewall measurments there influx, the ET's do not vary with wheel diameter:happy:
     
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    my bad sorry fella.
     
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    :)
     
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    So does anyone know the J and offset of the standard wheels?

    Justcharlie what is the offset and J of those MTM's and do you have a picture of how they sit in the arches?
     
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    I have 19s on my s3 and havent noticed any noticeable difference at all - fuel consumption seems the same too
     
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    I would love to change to 19's as they do look so much better but with the odd track outing not really recommended from both a cost and handling POV.

    I'd go for some tried and tested BBS CH in graphite or some RS6 reps.
     
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    What is the issue with handling?
     
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    Std rims are 7.5 wide and ET56 If I remember correctly, the MTM's are 19" 8.5inch wide ET50, at work at the minute so no pics but they fill the arches spot-on
     
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    Here's my car on 19" Audi BBS Split rims. 19" X 9J ET41 rear and ET42 front, both wearing 215/35/19 P Zero Neros:

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    there you go
     
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    Nicely trimmed rear plate where you get that done :moa:
     
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    This lovely lad from Tideswell. Rumour has it, he's reffered to as the 'David Beckham' of tideswell :)
     
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    thats my old one on 9x19 ET41 bentley wheels but stretched 215/35s they never rubbed and to be honest any change in performance was so little i never noticed ET 50 seems to be the best ET and 8.5J
     
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    Used pics of yours on e38 today Si, you hated the stretch didn't you..
     
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    yeah it was a losing battle as one kept going flat
     
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    Those MTMs fit really well but using an on line calculator comparing the original ET and J would mean the MTMs stick out 19mm more than standard and I cant see that.
     
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    ET50 and 8.5" wide is what you ideally need if you are not wanting too much poke or requiring spacers!
     
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    Presumably the OE ET and J will be stamped onto the Audi S3 wheels?
     
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    just been and checked in the garage for you and the std alloys are deffo 7.5Jx18 ET56, the MTM's are 8.5Jx19 ET50. Yes it would seem they would18/19mm further out which does seem alot doesn't it, but they fit spot on:cool:
     

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