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

can i go WIDER ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3 SAF, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. S3 SAF

    S3 SAF Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    hey guys ive got 18" MTM reps on my s3 but they dont look fat enough for the car and wanted to go wider the tyre size is 225/40/18 but was wondering what to do?:ermm: can i put wider tyres on or spacers and how do i do this?:meeting:
     
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    27,123
    Likes Received:
    2,301
    Spacers is the way togo in my opinion, get some 10mm fronts and 15mm rears will make your car look wider withour spending £££'s on tyres.
     
  3. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,752
    Likes Received:
    3
    Spacers would proberably be the prefered option. I'd recommend hubcentric ones on an s3.
     
  4. S3 SAF

    S3 SAF Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok lads it woudnt rub against the arches would it or **** up the handling in any way would it?
     
  5. S3 SAF

    S3 SAF Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    by the way the cars been lowered -10mm gmbh springs! would that make a differance?
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    27,123
    Likes Received:
    2,301
    It shouldn't rub with 225/40 tyres, and your wheels should be around ET35 offset, aim for around 10mmF and 15/16mmR spacers and you should be fine... don't forget to invest in a set of extended bolts and locking nuts to be safe.
     
  7. S3 SAF

    S3 SAF Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    cheers lads!
     
  8. s3ollie

    s3ollie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    7
    one thing i have wondered,:think: if having spacers puts the steering radius' out when turning?? maybe scrubbing the tyres
     
  9. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    27,123
    Likes Received:
    2,301
    Maybe a little, I don't think 10mm each side is going to shredd your tyres to bits! But it will give a slightly wider stance which should aid handling... a little.
     
  10. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,548
    Likes Received:
    96
    Spacers will be fine mate, i'd stick with H&R hubcentric with extended bolts mate! If you want some just give us a shout!
     
  11. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost!
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    27,123
    Likes Received:
    2,301
    I was wondering when you'll be along lol. :hi:
     
  12. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor
    Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,548
    Likes Received:
    96
    :meeting:
     
  13. ash_s3

    ash_s3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,016
    Likes Received:
    0
    My car is fine on spacers lowered 25/30mm on eibach springs too, no rubbing at all on full lock or even with a car full, thats with 18's
     
  14. S3 SAF

    S3 SAF Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    ok do you guys know any place in london where i can get them from?
     

Share This Page