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Clarification....et 35 lol

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Tommy, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. mitch78
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    I thought there must be some reason for you to sound so dead set against having one. I know what you mean, but the VR6 was 3 generations back. I'd happily have a Mk5/6 Golf, even if the interior does seem a bit cheap compared to the old Mk4.
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  2. Tommy
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    diggin this from the grave a bit, but i bought some wheels last night, they are now on the car..

    Got some dotz mugello in 19's, with 235/35/19 tyres on them..im not lowered at the min so i wont be changin the tyres for 215's

    The fronts stick out miles?! are your the same N8KOW?
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    Whats the offset on them?
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    Ditto, what offset?
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  5. Tommy
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    they are et 35..
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    also what is the width of the wheels
    any pics?
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    Theres your problem, should be ET45 at the least if your not lowering, bet it looks like a monster truck!
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    235/35/19 on ET35 - NO. 215/35/19 you 'shud' be ok.
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    so with 215's the wheels wont stick out?!

    monster truck lol, its not too bad to be honest, needs lowerin though
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    Nah, shud be very flush with the arch.
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    i really dont get how changing the tyre width will change how the wheel sits to the arch :(, i thought it was souly the wheel that mattered!

    Anyone care to explain how it works :(

    Sorry to be a pain, ill get some pics soon of the monster!
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    Wheel stretch. Look at sidewalls

    225/35 18" on 9.5" width wheel
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    255/35 18" on 9.5" width wheel
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    Basicly
    One tyre is |----| and another /---\
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    The wheel will be in the same position but with the narrower tyre, the top of the tyre will sit more flush or closer to the wheel arch.
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    Thus stretch AWAY from the arch, preventing rubbing.
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    yeah his were 2300 but i wanted the centres in white to match my car hence 2700. Although his are now available mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    Thanks for that buddy, i thought there were more to it, somethin i didnt understand! But i get it now, thats ridiculous in the first pic! Mine doesnt stick out as much as that lol
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    Would be cheaper to just spray centres as opposed to paying £400 extra more?! :keule:
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    quick picture..will get a better picture showin how far they stick out when its had a wash..

    Next on the list...SPRINGS!

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