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19's on my lowered A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Djwoody, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Djwoody

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    Hi.
    I've just had my 2008 A3 lowered with Eibach Sportlines and I'm thinking of fitting some 19" wheels.
    Which offset wheels and tyres should I go for to prevent rubbing?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
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  3. TomMycroft

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    i was asking simular questions previously, i have a 08 plate s-line and really want the same springs as you, but im looking for 19's too. what MM have u gone down? depending on how low youve gone will depend on the offsets and so on.

    but i was adviced by N8 whos wikid, said if u want 19's go for obviously 5x112 and ET45. or if u want 18's youl get away with ET35

    although this advice is vaige i thought it might help.
     
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    with the 18's youl need something along the lines of 215/40/18 (not to wide) and 19's something like 225/35/19
     
  5. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    Depends a lot on the wheel width as well. 19x8.5 ET45 with a 225/35 or 215/35 is the preferred set up

    Post up what wheels you are considering and we can tell you if they'll work or not
     
  6. Djwoody

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    Thinking of going for these wheels but in 19" form - they're not in stock at the moment and I can't seem to find them anywhere else.
    18" Autodesign Florida Alloy Wheels

    Haven't totally made my mind up yet, I quite like the TTRS wheels but not a big fan of the two-tone colour.
     
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    you will need 225 tyres on 19's otherwise it will rub
     
  8. Djwoody

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    Is it better to go for the 225 tyres rather than the 215 tyres? Obviously they'll be more grip.
     
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    Hi i have 235/35/19 tyres on my car could this be why is catching on bumps ??? Thanks
     
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    The thinner the Tyre, the more stretched it will look. Which some people like.

    I'd guess on a 8.5j a 215 would look a little stretched. I run 215 on my standard sports, and whilst not stretched, they do look skinnier.

    I'm thinking of 19s as well.
    Thing that worries me, is I get some scrubbing on 17s, 215 45 17, on eibach sportlines.
     
  11. Djwoody

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    Remind me of the bk racing, Khan craze in early 2000s.

    Not my cup of tea.
     
  13. Djwoody

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    Im after either a 5 or 6 spoke that are easy to clean front and back. I might be better off with TTRS wheels.
     
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    Can't see Mr Kaan
     
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    That looks spot on mate
     
  20. Sham Kaan

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    thanks mate, running 225 35 19 on 8.5j 45et ttrs reps
    with eibach sportline spings on stock shocks :) drives better than stock springs as I found them harsh on bumps

    can you help me upload pics as im new cheers
     
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  23. Djwoody

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    Looks really nice that mate.
    Do you get any rubbing with those wheels?
    Also, where did you get your headlights from?

    Chris
     
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    Love the wheels mate where did you get them ? They look better than some reps i have seen some are just flat yours seems to be concave like the puka ttrs wheels.
     
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    Just a shame they are reps, I don't think gloss suits these wheels at all.
     
  26. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    Really like that dude!

    That roof wrap needs to go though :shrug:
     
  27. Sham Kaan

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    Thanks guys

    do get slight rub on full load.

    My car is 2009 58plate s line black edition so came with the headlamps as factory. [​IMG]
     
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  28. Sham Kaan

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    Yes was hard to find the concave look as my 56plate sportback had 18s but couldn't achieve this look.
    If your after a set contact these guys.

    Alloy wheel refurbishing, Alloy wheels and new tyres at lowest uk prices
     
  29. Sham Kaan

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    yes i will when i get bored of it...lol
     

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