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19 x 8 ET45 Rims/Tyres Question?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by charliekay, Jul 18, 2011.

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    Hi guys,

    Been reading alot but haven't been able to find the answer.

    Currently running 19x8.5 ET45 VMR V709's. Thinking about selling and getting some 19x8 ET45 RS4 or TT-RS reps.

    I know with the current wheel I need to run 225/215s to avoid rubbing but with the 19x8 can I get away with 235 or do I still need to run 225s?

    I have an S3 8P lowered on KW coils.

    On another note, what do you think of these rims? - AU510 OEM Replica TT RS Style Audi VW 19 inch
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    Very nice wheels, those. I think you'll still need to run 225's on them though Buddy, considering the offset is ET45 and you're lowered. I imagine it'd scrub on 235's TBH.
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    225s or 215s, hardly any stretch on a 215 on an 8J as there is.
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    Thanks N8.

    I was considering the 235s for drivability. I have been running 215s for a while and I want get a bit of comfort back into the drive.

    Is it going to make a big difference?
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    Go 225, will make a slight diff
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    Thanks again N8.

    Charlie
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    Ok lad.
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    yeah as n8 said 235 are too wide 225 ftw!!
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    :wub:
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    I said it too, but I guess he didn't see my post, Fran, lol. Maybe I activated the special 'post cloaking device' feature on my User CP without realising. :laugh:
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    i'll have to put that in my sig soon i think lol
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    oh yeah i just looked a bit further down the page :sorry::asskicking:
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    Don't worry Paula, people message me and say "N8, your the wheel man, N8 I need your help" etc, I advise them, then they go away do something else then come back and say "you were right mate" etc its like FFS, do you think I say these things for fun :laugh:
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    Aww, I was just kidding Sweetie :wub: What N8 doesn't know about rims, offsets, sizes, STTTRETCHHH etc isn't even worth knowing, ..and let's face it, I only know what I know - not that much TBH lol - from studying so many of N8's posts on the subject of rims and tyres. If I was the OP, I'd only trust something 'our man' has to say on the subject of wheels too! :icon_thumright:
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    :laugh: I don't actually think I know that much. Its all from experience really, I know what works/what doesn't/what will fit/what will rub/what you need to clear etc etc
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    As I said already N8, I'd implicitly trust every single word you have to say on the subject, you ARE our resident wheel man after all! :yes::wub:
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    I like to help where I can :wub: Afterall I'd be lost with Nigel etc from this forum
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    thats why your the man when it comes to rims bro :)
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    I think that about covers everything you need to know, lol! N8, you are a total credit to the forum with all the help you offer your fellow members and I know we're all very grateful to you for sharing your knowledge and experience - not to mention more than a few laughs along the way - with us :wub:
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    Your the man full stop Fran
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    you have hit the nail on the head paulie couldnt have said it better myself n8 we :salute: you :wub:
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    Love all you guys as well, there are lots of nice people on this forum, thats why I use it! :wub:
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    true :happy::eyebrows:
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    exactly mate when i first joined i wasnt sure about it but now i couldnt live without it asn ftw!! :)
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    You got it in one, Fran! ASN FTW!!! :wub:
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    yep i love asn and most of its members lol
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