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Can I lower S3 on 235/35/19 tyres??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by swatchuk, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. swatchuk
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    [Nov 29, 2011]
    My S3 has 19" wheels with 235/35/19 tyres on. At the moment the screws on the bumper have been removed, and it very rarely catches. Only when people are in the back and i go over a harsh bump.
    I've read that its fine to lower on 225 tyres, which I will put on when these are worn out. Just wondering what will happen if I put H&R springs on with these tyres??
    Any advice will be appriciated.
    Thanks in advance
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    yeah get some 225's and you will be fine bud how low are you planning on going if its only a small amount then you won't have any issues i wouldn't have thought , also so long as your wheels have a good offset then no worries
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    [Nov 29, 2011]
    PM boydie. He runs 235/35/19s with h&r 25mm springs on his s3. It also depends of the offset and width off wheel
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    I'm running 19x8 et44 ck's on the 235's. You will need remove the screw and shave the inner bar. Then you will have no issues.
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    What wheels, what offset?
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    Are you lowered?
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    Fairly low. Wheels just tuck in. 4
    People no issues.

    BBS CK 19x8. Check pic thread.
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    Im down low on 235/35/19s id say 60mm easy... Though rear wheels have had to be cambered slightly to get away with it
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    ok, just been out and took a wheel off. They are 19x8j and a 45 offset. Just need to know whats involved if I lower on my current tyres. Do H&R have different heights??
    Thanks for the replys so far guys
    Mark
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    [Nov 30, 2011]
    Mine was lowered 25mm on h&r springs with mtm bimotos with 235 tyres, they used to catch until i took the arch screw out and trimmed the plastic lip. It was fine after that
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    Were is the plastic lip you have to trim??
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