1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anyone running 235/35/19's?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Sheikh, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Sheikh
    Offline

    Sheikh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Wondering if anyone is running the above tyre size on a slightly lowered car (not slammed), my mates got some near mint tyres in that size. Looking to put them onto a 19x9J rim with an offset of ET52 and run them on my A3 either on the rear or the front.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 18, 2014]

  3. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    2,358
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    I'm running these tyres on 8J rims, ET 50, and the car is not lowered. No rubbing, but car due to drop 20mm from OEM S3 ride height soon.
    #2
  4. Sheikh
    Offline

    Sheikh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    What do you think then? Should I take the tyres of my mate? Two of them have already got a pair of 225/35/19's on. Also do you know how much lower the S3 is than the standard sport? Cause your ride height looks just about right to me.
    #3
  5. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    2,358
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    According to Audi 2011 brochure:

    Standard/Technik: full standard OEM ride height
    Sport model: 15mm lower than Standard/Technik
    S Line model: 10mm lower than sport
    S3: Quoted a having 'S' suspension, but not being lower than S Line

    That means you car has is 10mm higher than S3. My concern is that you may catch the outer edge of the tyre on the arch with 9J on 235', but 225's will be quite stretched on a 9J rim and I'm not sure on legality of that for 2012 MoT regs.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
    #4
  6. crunchie
    Offline

    crunchie Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    63
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    I think 9J will be too much.
    They will have 19mm less clearance on the inside and stretch 19mm further out.
    #5
  7. crunchie
    Offline

    crunchie Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Messages:
    868
    Likes Received:
    63
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    #6
  8. Sheikh
    Offline

    Sheikh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Cheers guys, what if I put the 235's on the front and run the 225's on the back? The tyre's are free, so I'm really trying to make them work lol
    #7
  9. kkp0897
    Offline

    kkp0897 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Jan 19, 2012]
    Hello mate, 19 x 9 seems huge tbh. I've 19 x 8.5 with 225s and the arches are full that's with an et 48
    #8
  10. Denty
    Offline

    Denty Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    17
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    i run 235 35 19's on a 9J wheels all round with standard s3 suspension - no problems - just fit 3mm spacers!!
    #9
  11. Sheikh
    Offline

    Sheikh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    doesn't it also depend on the offset of the wheel?
    #10
  12. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    To run a 9J with an offset of ET52 you will need to run a 5mm spacer to clear the the front strut, but due to the width and offset 235's will probably see a good bit of rubbing for you. You could run 225's at a stretch - literally - but I dont think the handling or turn in would be too hot TBH. I wouldn't fancy pushing that set up hard round a corner. In saying that I'm sure N8 saying he once had 9J's on 215's, but I don't know how that would handle. 9J are the widest wheels you can run with 225's according to this website. 215's are only advised for use on 8.5J at the widest. :wub: xx

    Tyre Calculator - Alloy Wheels - Specialist supplier of alloy wheels and tyres packages, Fast Delivery, Buy Online.
    #11
  13. warren_S5
    Offline

    warren_S5 Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    7,176
    Likes Received:
    2,358
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    Paullie, you have an amazing knowledge of stuff like this! I've been modifying cars for over 20 years and I am always stumped by these questions of increased offsets / wheel widths / tyre sizes!

    Big up to you sis!
    #12
  14. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    Aww thank you Warren, that's really sweet of you :wub: xx. I have to say that most of what I've learnt about fitment/offset etc has been down to reading (and reading over and over again, lol!) the replies of our very own Wheel Guru N8, to questions asked in numerous threads on the subject. I feel like I half understand what will work and what won't, now. One thing I do know is that even with your car lowered another 20mm, you won't have any issues whatsoever with rubbing. You'll be running exactly the same set up as Boydie, (albeit he has different wheels, but exactly the same size 19 x 8J ET50 with 235/35/19) and he has no troubles with scrubbing, so don't you give it a second thought. My new MTM's are 19 x 8.5 with an offset of 50, but thanks to them being that 0.5" wider, I'll need to fit 225's on them to make sure they don't rub. :wub: xx
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
    #13
  15. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    If you are planning on running 9J ET52 rims, your going to need at least a 5/6mm spacer to clear the front strut. Bear in mind, you want an 8/10mm on the back, otherwise the wheel sits in too far. If you aren't planning to lower the car, there will be enough stretch with a 235 for any clearance rubbing issues. But if you do want to lower then your going to need to run 215/225s.

    With running stretch etc, there are always benefits & drawbacks (like anything in life). Whilst you will gain clearance and more time irradiate rubbing you will also lose handling/ride comfort. You are fitting a narrower tyre to a wider wheel, so there is less contact with the road. Running stretch isn't really advised if you are booting your car everywhere! All depends what you are into: Here are some 215s 9J wide rims, but are SLAMMED so 215s were are a must. Most will run negative camber on the back also.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    N8
    #14
    FranA3 and Paullie like this.
  16. Sheikh
    Offline

    Sheikh Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    20
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    Ultimate Lad.
    #15
  17. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    No worries fella.
    #16
  18. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    i shall join the 9j crew this year for sure :wub:
    #17
  19. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    Nice one, Fran! Your car is my very favourite red A3 on the forum! :wub: xx
    #18
    FranA3 likes this.
  20. FranA3
    Offline

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2008
    Messages:
    7,145
    Likes Received:
    246
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    aww thank you paulie I'm embracing the split grills lol , can't wait to get some new rims had these ones for 4 years now haha time for a change this year for sure bored as hell with these now thats why they keep changing colour lmao .xx
    #19
  21. kkp0897
    Offline

    kkp0897 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Messages:
    567
    Likes Received:
    8
    [Jan 20, 2012]
    Would love to a see pic of yours, I can only imagine your car looks a bit high...

    Cheers KKP
    #20
  22. AllThatGlitters
    Offline

    AllThatGlitters Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 13, 2012]
    Hi Paullie, I admire your ability to get your head round this! :happy:
    At the risk of hi-jacking could you please help me and tell me whether these wheels would be ok with my coilies: 19" x 8.5" ET45 and also which tyre sizes you would recommend as they don't have any on.
    I have a chance at getting some wheels this size off a friend - they've given me first refusal so I'd really like to know either way.

    Thanks so much :icon_thumright:
    #21
  23. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    [Feb 13, 2012]


    Hi there, yeah, no probs! The wheel size/offset limits for your car - because you are lowering it - are 19x8.5J ET48 with 225/35/19 tyres, but because the offset of the wheels you've been offered is ET45, this means that the rims will sit 3mm further out towards your wheel arches, so they would fit, but you would probably need to go for 215/35/19 tyres, so you don't get any rubbing. As these tyres are narrower, it means that less of the surface area of them makes contact with the tarmac, so if you like to exercise your right foot and 'push on' a bit, the handling and turn-in may be impaired somewhat. If you don't have a total need for speed and prefer just to cruise around town, then 215's would most likely be fine for you. You'd probably get away with fitting 225/35/19's, but be prepared for a bit of rubbing, especially if you have a full car. I personally would advise you to go for wheels with no lower an offset than ET48 if they are 19x8.5J (a higher offset would be even better, up to, but no higher than ET54) and stick some 225/35/19' tyres on them. Then the handling will still be good enough for a bit of light right foot exercise! I'm about to pop a set of 19x8.5J's on my car, but the offset is ET50 (so 5mm further in from the wheel arches than the rims you've been offered) and I intend to use 225/35/19 tyres and because my car is lowered slightly, I may still get a little bit of rubbing every now and again, but nothing I won't be able to live with from day to day. It's a lot to take in, I know, ..not sure I understand exactly what I've said myself, but I hope I haven't confused you as much as I confuse ME lol! Hope this helps, Hun :wub: xx
    #22
  24. AllThatGlitters
    Offline

    AllThatGlitters Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 13, 2012]

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply - and in detail - with explanation and everything!! Brilliant :happy:
    I may need to re-read :readit: a few times but at least I'll have some confidence to look for suitable wheels :friends:
    #23
  25. AllThatGlitters
    Offline

    AllThatGlitters Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 13, 2012]
    This is an after thought and may sound ridiculous but do you reckon if I get these wheels and use the tyres recommended that I'll still be ok with a load of camping gear aslong as I wind my coilies up? :ermm:
    #24
  26. AllThatGlitters
    Offline

    AllThatGlitters Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 13, 2012]

    Without wanting to sap your knowledge too much and badger you, would you be kind enough to provide me with an ideal scenario for an 18" wheel which may be a better option. I'm currently running 18's but I'm not sure of the offset, I bought them 2nd hand whilst visiting Revolution and they were kind enough to check that they'd fit, which they do, but I know they came off an A4 and although I think the back is pretty flush the fronts do stick out by maybe 3mm ish.
    #25
  27. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    [Feb 13, 2012]

    You'd be fine with that set up (running the 215 tyres) and all the camping gear your car could carry, so long as your coilies were as you say wound all the way up :wub: xx
    #26
  28. AllThatGlitters
    Offline

    AllThatGlitters Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 13, 2012]

    Thanks again Paullie - very much appreciated! :respekt:
    #27
  29. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    [Feb 13, 2012]
    I did write a reply to this earlier, but I obviously didn't post it, ..DOH!! The ideal 18" set up would be either 18x7.5J or 18x8J with an offset of between ET45 and ET54 (though ET54 would be quite tucked in under the wheel arches and you'd probs want to fit spacers to poke them back out a few mm's) and run them on 225/40/18 tyres. You wont have any probs with a set up something along those lines, no rubbing issues etc. Hope you find some lovely new shoes for your A3! :wub: xx
    #28
  30. AllThatGlitters
    Offline

    AllThatGlitters Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 13, 2012]
    Honestly can't thank you enough for the info - I've made a note of all the variations you've given me as my guide :laugh:
    I'm gonna take your words of knowledge and I shall go forth & shop :salute:
    #29
    Paullie likes this.
  31. Paullie
    Offline

    Paullie Banana Menace!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    267
    [Feb 13, 2012]
    Aww, you're very welcome. Well have fun and don't forget to post some piccies when you've found the perfect wheels! :wub: xx
    #30
  32. AllThatGlitters
    Offline

    AllThatGlitters Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    93
    Likes Received:
    6
    [Feb 13, 2012]
    Will do! :) I'll be starting a mod thread soon - my bro-in-laws doing me coilies this Saturday!! :yahoo:
    #31
    Paullie likes this.

Share This Page