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Fitting 19" wheels...

robbie5 Dec 5, 2007

  1. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Can anybody help...
    I currently have a set of Eibach springs (Pro-kit) fitted to my S4 Avant – Will I be able to fit 19" wheels without them rubbing on the arches???
    Cheers
     
  2. mavala

    mavala Oops!!!!

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    What you need to do is keep the same rolling circumference.
    If you can give me the size of the tyres you have on your car, I can tell you what size you can go up to in 19".
     
  3. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    Yeah I'm runnin coilover and a set of 19" RS6 wheels, they only rub when its dropped right down, which is about 65mmm or something mental. What size tyres you planning on running?

    Running

    225/35/19 tyres
     
  4. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Hi, I currently run on 225/40/ZR18. The wheel width is 8J
    Does that help?? I'm really **** at this sort of thing hence the new threads I keep on creating!!

    The springs drop the car by 35mm
     
  5. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Biglockie – have you any pics of your B5 on 19's? Bet it looks mental!!!!
     
  6. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    Na I think you'll be fine for 19" wheels

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    hers a couple of pics of mine with 19" wheels fitted and its much lower than a 35mm drop
     
  7. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Mate, that looks wicked!!! Esp black with yellow. You sure it doesn't rub against the arches – there isn't any clearance!!!
     
  8. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    Cheers dude

    Na the front used to till i raised it, the bushes are on there way out too which doesnt help but gonna get a set from DPM After crimbo, are you plannin on loading it up all the time if not you'll have no problem
     
  9. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Not all the time, no. What is the ride quality like with 19's?
     
  10. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    No problem at all just need to watch out for pot holes and the like, check the tyre pressure at least twice a week too, the coilovers and the 19"s arent that bad for ride quality.

    tyres arent cheap just paid £150 a pice for Conti sport contact 3's
     
  11. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Blimey that is costly!! Bloomin great tryes though!

    Again lovin your car!!!
     
  12. Biglockie

    Biglockie Aye you know it makes sense

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    Cheers fella
     
  13. stapo69

    stapo69 All hail the mighty quattro!

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    I'm running 8x19 BBS with 235/35/19 tyres on coilovers too with no worries at all, have rolled the front arches slightly cos didn't wanna raise it up any more, but I'm sure you'll be fine with the drop you have, there's no scrubbing at all even with 4 adults in the car.

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  14. mavala

    mavala Oops!!!!

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    I've got some figures for you
    At the moment with 225/40/18
    Diameter of wheel with tyre= 318.6MM or Circumf: 2002MM
    with 19" wheels
    225/35/19= Diameter of wheel with tyre= 320MM or Circumf= 2011MM
    235/35/19= Diameter of wheel with tyre= 323.5MM or Circumf= 2033MM
    245/30/19= Diameter of Wheel with tyre= 315MM or Circumf= 1978MM
    255/30/19= Diameter of wheel with tyre= 318MM or Circumf= 1997MM

    Anything wider may rub against the wheel arch
    Remember that if the circumference is lower than it is now, when your speedo is showing 70MPH, you will actually be going slower.
    But if it is higher than the original, you will be going faster than the speed showing on the speedo.
    You must also take into account that the speedos are about 10% optimistic in general
     
  15. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Lovin the BBS on the S4 – wow!! That's is the look i'm after although the profile is even lower than mine which means going near kurbs are a NO NO!!! Bit worrying but def worth it!

    Cheers for everyones help – what would I do without you lot – eh???!!??
     
  16. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    [​IMG]

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    :icon_thumright:
     
  17. docurley

    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    oooooh very nice.:hubbahubba:
     
  18. Siena

    Siena Active Member

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    Looks pretty cool!
     
  19. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    That looks awesome, good choice.
     
  20. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Good work, looks good. I wouldnt worry about dropping her either !!
     
  21. PaulJC84

    PaulJC84 Owner

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    That looks great.
     
  22. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    The car is sitting on 40mm Eibach springs – still think she could go down more but I don't want to compremise the current ride quality.

    To be honest I'm well chuffed with the new look!!! :)
     
  23. marms

    marms Member

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    I particularly like the middle picture. Very nice. Love your choice of split rims. Classy and suit the car.

    I'm with you on the lowering thing really. Yes you could go lower and yes it would possibly have a better look but, if you are like me and do a few miles, then ride quality is more important that slamming too low just to make it look pretty.

    Having said that. I'm not a huge fan of cars that look lower than they should. I'd say you've got it just about right.
     
  24. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    i have 8x18s ET43 and I found it wasn't the arches that limited my tyre choice but the internal curve of the bearing carrier upper arm.
    can;t imagine getting 19's to fit, they must be super low profile tyres as I have about 1.5mm clearance inside mine.

    going to get some spacers as I fancy running them a bit wider
     
  25. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    I'm with you on that one. I've been through loads of wheels and finally found a set that suit the car – i had them sprayed the colour and finish I wanted but was well worth the extra cash.
     
  26. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    The tyres are 225/35/19. I opted for a narrower tyre incase of rubbing but several guys on this forum run 235 with no problems. Have been told that the Avant has a narrower space than the saloon at the rear hence the 225 width.
    Wasn't 100% taken with that fact but didn't want to risk it. :noway:
     
  27. Bong Water

    Bong Water In two minds

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    Awesome
     
  28. andybnwc

    andybnwc Member

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    are they dotz roadsters painted silver?
     
  29. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Sure are. They've been painted and the surface texture has also been changed.
    The wheels are quality – light and strong. They're 1.8 kilos lighter than my 18s!!!
     
  30. andybnwc

    andybnwc Member

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    good wheels them perfect for audis did they clear the calipers without spacers ?
     
  31. robbie5

    robbie5 NEVER ENOUGH

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    Not quite – sore subject!! Was told by Dotz they would be fine – yeah right!!!
    I needed 3mm spacers, which isn't the end of the world but would of preferred without!
     

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