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235/40/18 Will they fit?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by 8pot, Feb 1, 2007.

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    [Feb 1, 2007]
    As title. Am getting a set of 8.5/18 ultraleggra wheels. Would like some advice on offset and if 235 will fit. I really want to run formula r but the sizes are very limited.

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    [Feb 1, 2007]
    235's will fit but are not really recommended matey, 225 is what you should be using.
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    Is this because they will catch or do you get tramlining problems?
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    [Feb 2, 2007]
    Its because they're the wrong tyre size for the wheel mate,slightly too wide for the rim, although there is a tolerance and this is why they will fit. if your car is lowered there is a slight chance they will catch too
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    I know for a fact they will rub on your innerwings on full lock. not recommended. Also speedo will be wrong too!
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    rubbing will depend on the offset of the wheels!

    235's should be fine i'd have thought on an 8.5j rim, but I reckon you'll need 30 ofset. 35 may catch the inside arch on full lock.
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    dont know your offset, but my bbs wheels has et 30, and they dont rub my innerwings, but i wouldnt recommend the size, as it follows the tracks in the road too much. 225 is a better width, and that is what ill get this spring.
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